This week on Eater’s Digest, we focus on a number of the largest information of the week:
- An replace on authorities assist. The Paycheck Safety Program is formally out of cash. The Restaurant Revitalization Fund wants greater than twice its funding to fulfill each utility. The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant was glitchy from the beginning however ought to come up with the money for to cowl the present functions. No phrase but on whether or not the RRF can be replenished.
- Man Fieri’s streaming present. On June 12, Man Fieri will launch a streaming particular with the aim to have fun eating places and encourage members of the trade. It’ll embrace musical performances, conversations with restaurateurs like José Andrés and Cat Cora, celeb appearances by Shaquille O’Neal and Rob Gronkowski, and $300,000 in grant giveaways for indie restaurateurs.
- Masks in eating places. This week Nick Kokonas introduced that staffers at Alinea can forgo masks at work if they’re vaccinated (and may put on a pin to show their standing to friends). In the meantime Gabriel Stulman in New York is just permitting vaccinated patrons to dine inside his new restaurant Jolene, and because the workers are all vaccinated, nobody has to put on masks.
- Oatly’s IPO. The beloved oat milk model managed by a Belgium-based funding firm and a Chinese language conglomerate (plus funding agency Blackrock) is now price $12.5 billion after a formidable preliminary public providing in Could.
- Unattainable Burger within the colleges. Now that the USDA awarded plant-based Unattainable Burgers the Baby Diet Label, they are often served in colleges, worrying advocates who don’t suppose manufacturers ought to be marketed to youngsters within the cafeteria. However would together with the Unattainable branding assist with uptake amongst teenagers?
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