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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How about banning single home ownership because it denies apartment landlords the rental income?
How about banning private cars because it denies cities the bus and taxi income?
How about banning home washers and dryers because it denies laundromats income?
Shall I go on?
Force your workers to leave the safety of the building, go out into the streets where feces & urine are a constant threat, and force them to eat in restaurants that are heavily staffed by illegal invaders,who have had no health screenings !!!
Sure-—I will open a new business in SF to accomplish all of that !!! NOT !!!
How many SEIU workers will be out of work???
Wow, I think that’s it. They always try to fix disastrous results of government overreach with more government overreach. It’s straight-up Central Planning, as others have written here.
However, those restaurants who build up a ‘DELIVERY’ service might like this. You are still eating in your office, but there is no Industrial Kitchen.
More politicians picking & choosing winners & losers.
Step one in the process are government “schools”.
a place where you had to get in your car and drive a few miles to find a place to eat.””
That will add to their fake “Global Warming” & add to the smog that SF sends to the Calif foothills via the constant wind. I lived in Nevada County-—very little population. However, we got hammered over & over again for our ‘smog-—which was air mailed each day from S F.
So-—Let the employees pay for their own food on the roach coaches.
We used to have a proper cafeteria where I work, and they made the absolute BEST burgers, even though it was in a hospital setting. In the interest of “cost savings” it was shut down, the entire building repurposed (the freezers are now a temporary morgue!)and the staff reassigned or let go.
The patient meals are now prepared 1500 miles away, then portioned and “re-thermalized” on site just before distribution.
There in no option for staff to purchase any “meal” from this new system, the food is utterly disgusting in appearance, texture, and taste even IF one could get one, and a “food court” consisting of a doughnut shop, a coffee shop and a Subway is your only option on-site.
Most staff either brown-bag it, or head to the grocery store 3 blocks away to get their meals. It’s ridiculous, as the food services department was actually generating a net profit every year, which was used to procure new medical equipment.
Instead, now Accione’ makes horrible food that borders on inedible, and sends the profits overseas.
My wife worked for Hayes Microcomputer Products, the modem people, in their glory days in the late 1980s. They had a serious restaurant chef running their foodservice operation. Soup of the day might be lobster bisque. Desserts like strawberry cheesecake and chocolate mousse. It was awesome and heavily subsidized. When the IRS auditor came, they didnt let him go to the cafeteria!
Well, if you can mandate you purchase insurance, why not mandate you have to buy lunch. Hell, tie the systems together, so that what you buy for lunch immediately impacts your insurance premium, and whatever the status of your health mandates what you can purchase for meals, too. Depending on if they want you to live (liberal) or die (conservative).
If done, this willbackfire bigly.
If workplace cafeterias are banned, the same people will just set up food trucks in the work parking lot and nothing will change.
The idiocy of the left knows no bounds. They lack logic and vision to see how the laws of unintended consequences always stymies liberals intentions and serves the free market.
The company my son works for has a 3 meal a day cafeteria/grill with excellent food, tap room, bowling alley, video game room and ping pong.
He works in a satellite office and that’s the only way he can get any work done.
“The measure has the support of Gwyneth Borden, executive director of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association and other local merchants.”
Here are the board members and their restaurants to boycott when you are FORCED to spend your dwindling paycheck dollars on expensive, time consuming lunches:
“Monday: Mikes’ Hotdogs”
No win situation. To placate the Hebrews and Muslims with beef dogs the Hindi’s will be offended.
So bring your own lunch. Most places I work have closed campuses and you are not supposed to leave for lunch.
“Workplace refrigerators...should definitely be banned.”
LOL! When I was in the Army, working in IT, we got a new Colonel as our Boss. We convinced him that we needed cold battery storage so he let us requisition a small fridge for the office.
It held batteries, of course - but also bagels, juice, soda, cream cheese, Snickers bars, etc. ;)
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