Trump Expected to Name CKE CEO Labor Secretary

December 8, 2016

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CKE now owns or franchises more than 3,250 restaurants in the U.S. and 26 other countries.
Andy Puzder has been outspoken against minimum wage increases.
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President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder as labor secretary, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited sources familiar with the decision.

Puzder, both an adviser and contributor to Trump’s campaign, has been outspoken about cutting back on government regulations like mandating large minimum wage increases and the Affordable Care Act, which he says created a “government-mandated restaurant recession” through increased labor costs for businesses as well as premiums reducing consumers’ discretionary income.