About 3 years ago

11/22/2019 - Ex-Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Has A New Startup: How Will Ghost Kitchens Shape The Future Of The Restaurant Industry And Its Workers?

Travis Kalanick, the co-founder and former CEO of Uber, launched a new startup that may do away with restaurants as we now know them. If Kalanick’s new company, CloudKitchens, achieves its goal, brick-and-mortar restaurants will be replaced by ghost kitchens – consisting of no staff, only a few cooks and the food will be delivered by gig-economy workers through Uber Eats, DoorDash, Grubhub and similar services.
– Bloomberg
Atlanta is the capital of U.S. inequality for the second year in a row, according to a Bloomberg analysis of large American cities with a population of at least a quarter-million.
– FOX Business
From the FOX Business editorial team: “A new year is fast approaching and 2020 could be a painful one for our nation’s restaurants: 24 states and the District of Columbia will raise their minimum wages effective New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. Labor unions and their allies are cheering the policy change, but the evidence shows unreasonable wage floors are no cause for celebration – they are, in fact, destroying restaurant scenes in some of the best-known dining towns from coast to coast.”
– New York Law Journal
Fair workweek laws generally require large food and retail establishments to provide predictable work schedules and additional compensation for certain types of schedule changes and shifts. Due to the significant number of franchise businesses in the industries covered by these laws, understanding and complying with them is important for franchisors and franchisees alike.