Could a 4-day work week really become a thing?

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Tue, Apr. 04, 2023


The mission of the California Restaurant Association is to be the definitive voice of the California foodservice industry.

Why Some SF Companies Are Moving to Four-Day Workweeks

A four-day workweek is not exactly popular with employers, especially in workplaces that operate seven days a week or for much longer hours per day than many office environments do. The CRA opposes legislation that would mandate a four-day work week, but a small number of organizations have tried this model and some of them say they like it and it has reduced staff turnover.

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The 2023 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards Nominees

The CRA is proud to have members who have been nominated for the prestigious James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards, which will be presented in Chicago in June. Nominees include a member of our state board of directors, Greg Dulan of Dulan’s Soul Food Kitchen; Vince Bugtong of ABACA; Margarita Manzke of Republique; Gilberto Cetina, Jr. of Holbox; and Carlos Salgado of Taco Maria.

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Get ready for the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

The CRA-sponsored Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo is not to be missed, and the show currently offers registrants a 20% discount. Network with your industry peers, and learn about industry trends, innovations, and more. Oh, and this year, the event will be held in Anaheim!

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Front and Back of House Certification

These programs are designed to provide first-time restaurant employees with the skills, knowledge, and training needed to perform their job responsibilities.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training included with CRA Certified Employee Program.

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CRA News

Save the Date: 2023 Annual OC Chapter Golf Tournament

Come join the CRA Orange County Chapter for a day out on the golf course. Win amazing raffle prizes, compete in contests, earn bragging rights and network with industry operators and vendors.

Talega Golf Club 990 Avenida Talega
San Clemente, CA 92673

Date + Time:
Wednesday, May 10th
8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

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Updated Industry Insight: ADA Compliance for Websites

Do you have questions about how you can make sure your website is accessible to people with disabilities as required by the ADA? Check out the updated Industry Insight for best practices on how to keep your website accessible.

CRA members get exclusive access to these resources. Please log in to view the Industry Insight by CRA Legal partner Fisher Phillips.

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Reminder: CRA Members receive 15 minutes of free legal advice per month. To schedule a call with one of our legal partners, please call 800.765.4842 ext. 2743 or email

Event Calendar

APR 06

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Fisher Phillips LLP Webinar: ADA Website Accessibility Lawsuits

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APR 12

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

CRA Legal Center Webinar with Zaller Law: Understanding Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees Under California Law

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APR 24

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

LA Restaurants Leadership Roundtable

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APR 26

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Fisher Phillips LLP & BMI Webinar: Music Licensing & Your Business: What You Need to Know

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Welcome to our newest members!

RMS Franchise Group dba The Pizza Press | Hot Palette America dba Pepper Lunch Restaurants | ARA Hospitality Group LLC | J.J. Pfister Distilling Company | Our Place Event Space & Kitchen, LLC | Kiwi Restaurant Partners/Nurish | Bub’s San Diego | Harrah’s Resort Southern California | Trinidad Bay Eatery and Gallery | Al Dente | Bradshaw SS, LLC dba Bradshaw’s Sandwich Shoppe | California English | Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ | Heritage Oceanside LLC dba Heritage Barbecue and Beer Co. | Pepperoni Pizza Place San Diego LLC dba Prince Street Pizza | The Original 40 Brewing Company | The Qute Couple, LLC dba CharQterie | UPAC Neighborhood Enterprise Center – The Neighborhood Cafe | Orto Santa Monica | Carlyle Courtyard LLC | Juanpa Mexican Food LLC dba Taqueria 2 Potrillos | Hell’s Kitchen | Motel 6 Disney LLC | Motel 6 Thousand Oaks LLC | Pepper Lunch – Alhambra | Pepper Lunch – Artesia | Pepper Lunch – Irvine | Persian Gulf Bakery, Cafe, Wine | PK Katella LLC dba Kings Inn Anaheim | PK Pomona LLC dba Extended Stay Motel | The Pizza Press – Anaheim | The Pizza Press – Brea | The Pizza Press – Orange | Vertical Holdings LLC dba Motel 6

Welcome to our allied members!

California Avocado Commission | Imperial Dade | Silver Fern Farms | Ste Michelle Wine Estates | Beach Break Insurance Agency Inc | Beaurin Walde Hospitality Consulting LLC | Digital Restaurant Association