Skip to comments.Supervisors move to ban workplace cafeterias
Posted on 07/25/2018 7:54:14 AM PDT by MissTed
New city tech workers dreaming of dining in workplace cafeterias may soon face a harsh reality going outside.
Two city legislators on Tuesday are expected to announce legislation banning on-site workplace cafeterias in an effort to promote and support local restaurants.
The measure, proposed by Supervisor Ahsha Safai and co-sponsored by Supervisor Aaron Peskin, would adjust zoning laws to ban workplace cafeterias moving forward, but would not be retroactive.
Peskin said the measure, was inspired by tech companies like Twitter and Airbnb, which are widely known to have access to dining in their own buildings, depriving nearby restaurants of the dollars usually spent by nearby workers. The measure has the support of Gwyneth Borden, executive director of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association and other local merchants.
Under the legislation which is expected to be introduced Tuesday, you cant have an industrial kitchen in your office building, Peskin said.
Peskin said the legislation sought to avoid the Amazon effect that impacts retail and restaurants across the county, he said. This is forward thinking legislation.
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It could be that they don't want the workers to share what they have been up to.
Keep the cafeteria but let local businesses provide food in the cafeteria.
Turn the cafeteria into a mini food court.
If it's a small cafeteria have weekly rotating businesses come in.
Monday: Mikes' Hotdogs
Tues: Tijuana Tacos
Wed: Westend Pizza and Wings
I can’t see any biz with corporate security concerns agreeing to that. And I wouldn’t blame them.
That would put the cafeteria workers out of work. Such idiots. If employees want to eat off site, no one is holding them hostage. Bet most would opt to eat at their desk meaning not only was the cafeteria workers lost out but also the restaurant workers. Just leave people alone to make their own decisions on how many squares of tp to use, if they want a straw and where they want to eat lunch.
When I got reimbursed for lunches, I’d grab something and drive over to a quiet park and read. When I didn’t get reimbursed and there was a cafeteria, I’d bring a sack lunch from home and read in the office.
And you likely won't have time for a sit down meal. It will have to be fast food and standup food joints so locally owned sit down restaurants won't benefit. It will be Wendys' and Mc Donalds.
Dang, now I want a pie for lunch.
Water coolers are a health hazard. Bottled water or water brought in a cup from home are the way.
Water cooler gossip is now the wireless printer/copier gossip gathering point
This mindset of control over people is absurd.
Actually, this is retrograde corporate welfare for rent-seeking restaurants.
Hopefully, the SF government will set the example, should this nutty legislation become law, by eliminating the cafeterias and convenience stores in its own buildings.
Nanny State PING!
>>>you cant have an industrial kitchen in your office building<<<
Does this mean all those Restaurants that are on the Ground Floor of Office Buildings will have to close?
Fifty replies and no mention of a major consideration, ALCOHOL.
Perhaps my experiences herding cats is unique?
It only takes one returning stiff to ruin your day.
Had a guy that occasionally brought a single can of beer with his lunch, for years. Never a problem.
Large campus, nice cafeteria, many break rooms with a fridge and coffee...most underused.
Someone complained, so he went out for lunch.
Soon enough someone called security on him, no limit at the local joint.
And I lost a good worker.
The cafeteria in our office is outsourced to a third party who cooks the meals. So SF doesn’t want those types of jobs? Also we have pop-ups from local restaurants in part of the cafeteria so I guess SF wouldn’t want those folks to make money either?
Oh well, I’ll just eat my lunch at me desk sipping on my straw I got with my drink.
Every time I think I’ve heard it all...
“Keep the cafeteria but let local businesses provide food in the cafeteria.”
I worked in several major Silicon Valley companies all of whom had on-site cafeterias. They were run by contractors. Hell, they were so wanting to keep you from leaving the premises during the workday that they had on-site gyms, dry cleaning, and they even had on-site oil change services for your car. This meant that you could put on ten or twelve hour days for them without being “inconvenienced” by the things that normal people do.
Bingo and guess what city legislators got a kickback for pimping the new law.
Shirley this is joking?
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