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To bolster local restaurants, a San Francisco measure looks to ban new workplace cafeterias


Two San Francisco city supervisors have debuted a measure that would prohibit new workplace cafeterias from being built, San Francisco Examiner reports.

The measure is intended to boost traffic at local restaurants, given that many employees at large tech companies (Twitter among them) opt to dine at their office cafeteria instead of venturing out for meals.

“We see thousands of employees in a two-block radius that don’t go out for lunch, that don’t come out and support our restaurants,” Ryan Cole from downtown restaurant Corridor told the Examiner.

Supporters of the measure say that it would help support the local economy, while those opposed argue that it would still have a negative effect on area jobs, as workplace cafeterias employ local workers.

The measure would not get rid of any existing cafeterias.  

Read the full story via sfexaminer.com.

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