Many local minimum wages rising in July

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Tue, Jun. 06, 2023


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Above and Beyond is Just One of the Places We Deliver

At Shamrock Foods, we strive to go beyond delivery, paying special attention at every step, ensuring we always provide the highest quality.

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Our online platform makes it easier than ever to shop, order and connect. Plus, our portal ensures the latest information is always at your fingertips.

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Restaurants Care Provides Up to $2,500 to Workers in Crisis

Restaurants Care is a nonprofit program of the CRA. You can nominate a food and beverage worker for a relief grant if they’re facing an unforeseen hardship.

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CRA News

News You Need to Know: Fight over joint employer liability moves to Senate, + update on Prop 12

The California State Assembly has narrowly passed AB 1228, the bill that would create “joint employer” liability for franchisors, reducing franchisees to middle managers. The CRA and many other organizations strongly oppose this bill. In this week’s News You Need to Know, Sabrina details that debate and also has an update on Prop 12, the California law that regulates animal confinement conditions for meat sold in this state.

Resources mentioned in the video:

Hot Bills (CRA member-only resource)

Prop 12 CDFA Q&A – June 2023

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Restaurants Care Resilience Fund winners selected!

With the incredible backing of SoCalGas, the PG&E Corporation Foundation, and San Diego Gas and Electric, the $2.1 million fund has become our largest initiative to date in terms of overall funding, individual grant sizes, and grant categories.

We are thrilled to announce that we have provided grants to 184 independent restaurants as part of our third year of the Restaurants Care Resilience Fund!

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As the world’s leading culinary apparel company, Chef Works is always honored to celebrate the people who wear our products: the amazing chefs. It’s an even greater honor to celebrate the chefs in our very own backyard of San Diego.

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Inspiration. Creativity. Quality. Alliant congratulates all of the 2023 Gold Medallion Award winners

As a longtime insurance partner to the San Diego restaurant industry, we are honored to recognize the inspiration, creativity, and quality you provide to our community day in and day out.

Thank you for being a sponsor of the 38th Annual Gold Medallion!

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Event Calendar

JUN 07

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Fisher Phillips LLP Webinar: International Data Privacy: Beyond the CCPA and GDPR

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JUN 13

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

San Diego Chapter: 38th Annual Gold Medallion Awards

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JUN 15

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Orange County: Educational Seminar 2023

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JUN 21

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

CRA Legal Center Webinar with Wilson Elser LLP: Tips on Tipping and Service Charges

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Educate Yourself with Partner Education Events. Learn more.

Welcome to our newest members!

The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. | The Guzman Corp. dba La Pinata Restaurant | Super Mex Restaurants, Inc. (Belmont Shore, Cherry Take Out, Downtown Long Beach, East Long Beach, Fullerton, Irvine, Lakewood, North Long Beach, Sunset Beach, Whittier) | The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Los Angeles, San Ysidro #346, Santa Monica #62, Torrance #182) | 2 for 1 Ace Cafe, LLC | Craftsman Wood Fired Pizza | DOGZ Bar and Grill | Proudly Serving | Denny’s #8749 | Rizzo and Sons, Inc. dba Cafe Roma | The Burnt Tortilla | 1601 Mariposa Partners, LLC | Central Valley Brewing Company, LLC dba Crow & Wolf Brewery | Dropkick Coffee | Mamma’s Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta | The Mimosa House (El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Gold River, Rancho Cordova, Roseville) | A & G Royal, Inc. dba El Pollo Loco – Indio | Bakersfield I Steakhouse L.P. dba Outback Steakhouse | El Milagro Bakery | Empower Management LLC dba L3 Oasis Hotel | Fixins Soul Kitchen (Los Angeles & Sacramento) | Fresno I Steakhouse L.P. dba Outback Steakhouse | Modesto I Steakhouse L.P. dba Outback Steakhouse | Pacific Hospitality dba Old Town Tequila Factory | Pleasant Hill l Steakhouse L.P. dba Outback Steakhouse | Rossoblu | V & B Royal, Inc. dba El Pollo Loco – San Luis Obispo | Vebo Enterprise, Inc. dba El Pollo Loco – Paso Robles | Vebo, Inc. dba El Pollo Loco – Santa Paula | Goodbar | JADE Restaurant | Poke Vida | RISU | The Grille at Fairbanks Ranch

Welcome to our CRA partner!

U.S. Bank Payment Solutions/Elavon

Welcome to our allied members!

Soofer Co., Inc. | Absolute Enterprises, Inc. dba America’s Finest Bar Supply | Alchemy Restaurant Consulting | Castro Property & Commercial Insurance | Driven Drains LLC dba Zoom Drain San Diego | Lee Fish USA | The Ken Blanchard Companies | Tripleseat