The Power List 2017: Andy Puzder

January 24, 2017

You probably know Andy Puzder as CEO of CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc., parent to the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s chains, which have become infamous for television commercials starring bikini-clad models and celebrities chowing down on the brands’ burgers.

Beginning in January, we will begin to know Puzder as the secretary of labor of the United States, pending Congressional approval. And restaurant operators will now have their interests represented on the federal level.

The nomination drew quick praise from organizations including the International Franchise Association, National Council of Chain Restaurants and National Retail Federation.

National Restaurant Association CEO Dawn Sweeney