San Francisco Proposes New Law To Stop Companies From Giving Out Free Lunch
Article from The Daily Wire by Emily Zanotti.
Having solved crippling homelessness, cleaned its streets, and driven down the cost of housing in the Bay Area, the city of San Francisco has moved to tackle the real challenge facing the tech-centric city: free lunch.
According to CBS News, the city is considering “new legislation to end free lunch,” on the theory that San Francisco restaurants are failing not because tourists and city-dwellers have to step over piles of used needles and 20-pound bags of human feces littering its sidewalks, but because tech companies offer free meals to their employees and thus San Francisco workers don’t patronize local joints on their lunch hour.
“We see thousands of employees in a block radius that don’t go out to lunch and don’t go out in support of restaurants every day, because they don’t have to,“ one restaurant owner told CBS. He also said that the only time he sees lunch traffic is when a local payment startup, Square, closes its company cafeteria.
“You can’t compete with free. Free food is a wonderful amenity but doesn’t do anything to extend the community around it,” he added
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So that’s why we put our futures on the line and start and own businesses. huh? To support a bunch of overpriced restaurants. Never knew that.
And let all those illegals go hungrey
Remember this is a age old truth, “Nothing Is Free”. Employee lunches are part of their compensation and shoulllld be included in their W2. The company will write it off and the employee should burden the payroll tax. I am sure the second part is not happening. Another way these marginal Americans can screw the People.
That may relate to a time factor too; providing the employees lunch as a perk probably helps them get their lunch in a timely manner and not have to inhale it, before being back at their desks on time. It’s the reason most hospitals have had employee cafeterias for decades. When you have only a limited time, going out to a restaurant and ordering then waiting for your meal may mean you really don’t get to eat it, or you inhale it and suffer indigestion and other consequences thereof, which lead to lateness and/or absenteeism.
I wonder how tourism is doing in San Francisco and other once beautiful California cities. I’d love to visit my daughter there but the perils of walking unarmed around such a city seems a stupid risk. In view of the probability that even a small percentage of the 110 million firearms owners might also go elsewhere for leisure travel must add to the restaurant and hotel problems.
That’s San Francisco
San Francisco has gone from being the “City By the Sea” to “City in the Sea of Filth”, both physical and moral.