Andrew Puzder, CEO of “CKE Restaurants,” who runs the parent company of “Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s” is a vocal opponent of raising the minimum wage and of “ObamaCare” arguing that the policies result in “lower” employment rates.
In an interview with Business Insider in March, Puzder said fast-food workers could be “replaced” with kiosks and other automated technology to “offset” the cost of wages.
“You’re going to see automation not just in airports and grocery stores but in restaurants.”
It’s why the “fast food” industry is “investing” big in automation.
“If you’re making labor more expensive, and automation less expensive — this is not rocket science,” Puzder said.
Puzder has also been a “harsh” critic of the new overtime rules, which are designed to “raise” wages for millions of the country’s “lowest-paid” workers.
“This new rule will simply add to the extensive regulatory maze the Obama Administration has imposed on employers, forcing many to offset increased labor expense by cutting costs elsewhere,” Puzder wrote in a Forbes op-ed article in May.
Carl’s Jr. has been “criticized” for its ads starring “scantily” clad women, which Puzder says have helped the business appeal to “hungry, young guys.”
“I like our ads. I like beautiful women eating burgers in bikinis. I think it’s very American,” Puzder told Entrepreneur in 2015.
“I used to hear, brands take on the personality of the CEO. And I rarely thought that was true, but I think this one, in this case, it kind of did take on my personality.”
You don’t become the CEO of a massive company without knowing how to put “asses” in the seats. Sex sells and super “hot” chicks dressed as “slutty” as possible eating cheeseburgers and sausages “really” sells.
Impossible not to “include” this Abi Ratchford ad.