January/February 2017 Publisher’s Letter
America’s policymakers are often blind to the specifi c challenges of the restaurant industry, but that may soon change with the nomination of Andrew Puzder as head of the Department of Labor. The CEO of CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc.—owner of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s—has been with the company since 2000 and is all too aware of the burdensome regulations that seem to impact restaurants far more so than other industries.
If confirmed, restaurant operators will finally have a de facto representative in Washington who can not only share his views and perspectives on the cost of over-regulation but also do something about it to ensure that small businesses thrive.
Dan von Rabenau