At Chinois we got some money. All of our restaurants are small, individual entities. It’s not like Ruth Chris steakhouse or Shake Shack. Chinois is its own small restaurant. We got the PPP loan because we have to pay the employees. If not, I would have to furlough all the employees. We got lucky at the Four Seasons in Maui. We own the restaurant there. It’s on the PPP program so all the employees are getting paid there. Same thing with Disney World. Thank God we have that [PPP] there. The employees are getting paid while all the Disney people are on furlough. … [Read more...] about Wolfgang Puck on the restaurant industry crisis and the solution
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Where will Quibi go from here? Investors somewhat miraculously haven't started to flail yet, according to Vulture, and the platform continues to push out new content. Variety described its DIY take on "The Princess Bride," made by celebrities at home, as "a bright shiny chunk of diversion that amounts to a bait-and-switch - and, just maybe, a paradigm that could point the way to the short-film app's future." … [Read more...] about The brief life cycle of Quibi, from promising start to industry laughingstock
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo goes for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Torino, at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, July 4, 2020. Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon set an outright Serie A record on Saturday with his 648th appearance in Italy’s top flight. The Turin derby game against Torino moved the 42-year-old Buffon one ahead of AC Milan great Paolo Maldini, who set the record in 2009. (Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse via AP) less … [Read more...] about European soccer clubs face $4.5B income drop over next year
If you’re a Black person who has worked in Bay Area restaurants for some time, you’ve likely experienced one or more of the following: passed up for promotions in favor of white colleagues with less experience; fired with no legitimate reason given; noticed you’re one of few Black people in the room — and the only ones being bullied. … [Read more...] about Bay Briefing: Is it safe to get back on the bus? What about the ferry?
6:10 a.m. Coronavirus and the race to save homeless people in SF: Before the coronavirus crisis hit earlier this year, nearly 600,000 people were already on America’s streets every night — a quarter of them in California, which has only 12% of the nation’s population overall. But with unemployment at a historic low amid a booming economy, Gov. Gavin Newsom and mayors including San Francisco’s London Breed were crafting plans to potentially shelter or house every homeless person in the state. But that was before the coronavirus. Now the fight is simply to keep those on the street from dying, and from seeing the homeless population proliferate to unimaginable numbers. Read the full story by Kevin Fagan. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: ‘Perfect storm’ arrives for Bay Area’s working poor