Carl’s Jr. And Hardee’s are probably most recognizable for their quirky take on coming of age, ad campaigns, and the man at the help of these retail giants is Andy Puzder. With tasteless content bordering on offensive, the ads are enough to rattle even the hardiest individual.
As the CEO of the two companies, Puzder was once heard saying that the managers at his takeout establishments prefer the ‘’sense of accomplishment that comes from being a salaried manager’’ as opposed to being compensated for the overtime work they put in. This was a response Puzder made in the Wall Street Journal, to President Obama’s plan to widen the eligibility of overtime payment.
Puzder has made the headlines again, this time on more political lines. The outspoken executive apparently went to the completely automated Eatsa eatery and from that, he has since been inspired on how best to solve the challenge of increasing minimum wages. ‘’We could have a restaurant that’s focused on all – natural products and is much like an Eatsa, where you order in a kiosk, you pay with a credit or debit card, your order pops up, and you never see a person.’’
Given the steady progression of technology and innovation, it may be safe to assume that Puzder is just embracing the tide. ‘’This is the problem with Bernie Sanders, and Hillary Clinton, and progressives who push very hard to raise the minimum wage,’’ Puzder remarked. ‘’Does it really help if Sally makes $3 more an hour if Suzie has no job?’’
It is this line of thinking that has maintained the cosy relationship between the likes of Puzder and the conservatives. ‘’If you are making labor more expensive, and automation less expensive – this is not rocket science,’’ Puzder said.