In twist, dozens of Los Angeles restaurants oppose delivery app fee cap

Some L.A. restaurants don't support capping delivery app fees at 15%. Sichuan Impression is one of the restaurants that signed a petition in opposition to the fee cap. Pictured is an order of boiled fish with rattan pepper and dumplings from the location in Alhambra. <span class="copyright">(Amy Scattergood / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Some L.A. restaurants don’t support capping delivery app fees at 15%. Sichuan Impression is one of the restaurants that signed a petition in opposition to the fee cap. Pictured is an order of boiled fish with rattan pepper and dumplings from the location in Alhambra. (Amy Scattergood / Los Angeles Times)

In an unexpected move, more than 20 Los Angeles restaurants, including Canter’s, Sichuan Impression and Sweetfin, have signed a petition opposing a City Council proposal to cap third-party delivery app fees.

It’s a stance that’s in direct opposition to many other restaurant owners, who have slammed the delivery apps for gouging them with commission fees that can reach as high as 30%. It’s especially shameful, they’ve said, during a time when restaurants are being crippled by the forced shutdown of their dining rooms.

The petition comes a few weeks after Los Angeles Councilman Mitch O’Farrell proposed an ordinance that

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In virtual commencement, Obama called on graduates to be ‘warriors for justice’

For Tamyah Beck, listening to former President Barack Obama’s graduation message of hope and inspiration over the weekend was also a bit nerve-wracking.

“It’s scary because some of my friends who graduated with me aren’t sure what they are going to do about starting their career because of the coronavirus,” said Beck, who earned a degree in rehabilitation psychology from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

She got a job in her chosen profession at a private school in Maryland after interning there.

“I’m fortunate,” Beck told NBC News. “But because of the coronavirus I didn’t even pursue other opportunities.”

Beck isn’t alone.

Image: Tamyah Beck, who graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore last week, said she cried over not having a traditional ceremony, but the virtual graduation featuring former President Obama was a sufficient substitute. (Courtesy of Tamyah Beck)
Image: Tamyah Beck, who graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore last week, said she cried over not having a traditional ceremony, but the virtual graduation featuring former President Obama was a sufficient substitute. (Courtesy of Tamyah Beck)

Obama delivered a virtual graduation speech for 27,000

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For Salon Owners in Georgia, Feelings About Reopening Are Still Mixed

COVID-19 made its first official mark in Georgia on March 2 when two members of the same household became the first known cases of the virus within the state. Exactly a month later on April 2, Governor Brian Kemp announced a shelter-in-place order shuttering all but essential businesses. However, less than four weeks later on April 24, restrictions were eased in a way that allowed salons, barbershops, nail studios, and spas to resume operations. For owners and beauty professionals who have faced unemployment and revenue loss, Gov. Kemp’s announcement presented difficult choices.

While other states have now begun to ease their own stay-at-home orders, Georgia’s early, phase one reopening notably included the high-touch professions of the beauty industry, a job sector other states aren’t including until later dates. But the decision to allow beauty services to resume didn’t result in universal feelings of thanksgiving among Georgia-based business.

Salons

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How You Should Be Thinking About The Health Of A Retail Business

At the outset, 2020 was shaping up to be a good year for retail, buoyed by low unemployment and a strong consumer base.

However, the COVID-19 coronavirus became a global pandemic, forcing thousands of businesses to close and endangering the existence of high debt, low profitability retailers.

As part of the development, Trendalytics CEO Cecile Lee, alongside COO Jennifer Chang, spoke with Benzinga regarding the use of alternative data in reducing investment portfolio risk amid prolonged retail sector turmoil.

About Trendalytics

Trendalytics is a subscription-based, product intelligence company that empowers decision making with data and analytics.

Think of the company’s insights as a crystal ball for retailers to know exactly which trends to buy more of and which ones are on their way out.

“We’re mainly focused on the fashion and apparel space,” Lee said. “You would use our platform as a buyer, a product developer, or merchandiser,

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