Caught up in the entitlement reform debate — again

May 30, 2017

President Donald Trump recently made headlines with the release of his first draft budget proposal. Some in the restaurant industry might applaud the perceived belt tightening, but leading brands need to be aware of a few hidden minefields.

Most prominent among them is the call for $800 million dollars in cuts to Medicaid. While any entitlement reform fight can get sticky, it may not be readily apparent why messing with this one can be particularly hazardous for the industry.

Unfortunately for restaurants, recent history has shown that the last few national debates over Medicaid have centered less on taxation and other