Restaurants are contributing to Maui relief, + In-N-Out is about to celebrate its 75th anniversary

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Tue, Aug. 22, 2023


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

Sacramento-area restaurants raise money for Maui relief efforts

“It’s gratifying to hear that in our own little, tiny way, we can help in a meaningful way for those people who are really impacted by the fires,” the owner of Kau Kau restaurant, Amanda Bridger said. “We’re happy to help out wherever we can.”

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Gunmen rob six L.A. taco trucks and stands, the latest in a string of street holdups

Police say mobile food trucks have been robbed in Hollywood, Echo Park, and downtown Los Angeles. In at least one incident, a person was pistol-whipped by one of the robbers.

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How In-N-Out became one of America’s most beloved quick-service dynasties as it marks 75 years of ownership under the Snyder family

A simple menu, fresh ingredients and good customer service have led to a cult-like fan base. The company’s owner is set to release a new book about its history.

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Understanding Legal Implications of Artificial Intelligence in Restaurants

Evangelists for the use of artificial intelligence may have you thinking you need to move at the speed of light to adopt it. The reality is, there are legal implications to the use of AI that you need to be aware of. This webinar from our partners at the National Restaurant Association will help.

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Let’s Talk Business: Busting Three Myths About the Hospitality Industry

Dr. Ajay Aluri, a professor of hospitality and tourism, says hospitality jobs aren’t just plentiful – pay has improved and opportunities for growth abound.

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Sept. 18 – Oct. 23 ● 6 PM – 9 PM
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These programs are designed to provide restaurant employees with the skills, knowledge, and training needed to perform their job responsibilities.

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Nov. 13 ● Shotgun start at 10 AM
Catta Verdera Country Club

Interested in becoming a sponsor for the CRA Sacramento Chapter’s 2023 Annual Golf Tournament? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to support the Chapter’s efforts in raising funds for the California Restaurant Foundation while also gaining exposure and networking opportunities with industry operators and vendors.

Looking to play some golf? Register as a single player!

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Scheduling Restrictions On California Employers

Are there are any “predictive scheduling” requirements under California law? Can California employers change schedules for employees without notice? Our legal partner Zaller Law Group reviews five issues California employers should understand about regulations pertaining to setting and changing schedules under California law.

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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


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Aug. 23 ● 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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We cannot wait to see you at this year’s Shamrock Foods EXPO tomorrow! Discover fresh ideas, trends, savings and inspiration you can’t get anywhere else.

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Fisher Phillips San Francisco office is open for business downtown and invites you to a casual evening reception to tour our new office space, connect with your favorite labor & employment attorneys and enjoy specialty cocktails and gourmet bites.

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Event Calendar

AUG 28

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

LA Restaurants Leadership Roundtable

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8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

San Diego County All Member Meeting – September 2023

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SEP 11

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

San Diego: ServSafe® Food Protection Manager IN-PERSON Training & Proctored Exam

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SEP 13

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

CRA Legal Center Webinar with Berliner Cohen: Navigating Surcharges: Mastering the Dos and Don’ts

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