Restaurant News Roundup, 4/23/19

Restaurant News April 23, 2019

As Kona Grill prepares to file for bankruptcy, its problems are not unique – many chains find themselves in dire straits after overaggressive growth.  Read more here: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/financing/kona-grill-its-former-ceo-go-war

 

A new study says the big rise in California’s minimum wage is hurting the restaurant industry in the state, especially smaller, locally-owned establishments.  Read more here: https://timesofsandiego.com/business/2019/04/20/report-californias-rising-minimum-wage-slows-growth-in-restaurant-industry/

 

Record high restaurant industry growth has led to record low labor shortages.  Read more here: https://www.restaurantdive.com/news/navigating-workforce-shortages-in-the-restaurant-industry/552265/

 

Plastic straw restrictions have gone into effect at Los Angeles restaurants, a move seen as a first step leading to an outright ban of the straws, which are a major source of plastic pollution.  Read more here:   https://abc7.com/business/plastic-straw-restrictions-begin-at-la-restaurants-/5264479/

  

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