Cabinet choices have consequences. And last week, President-elect Donald Trump made one choice that will improve the circumstances of millions of working Americans: nominating Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, as the next Secretary of Labor.
As CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, I know Andy as a competitor and friend. We have both been called turnaround specialists.
Andy took CKE Restaurants, which owns Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, from a distressed and debt-ridden company to a healthy billion dollar brand. Similarly, I have led Popeyes, from a declining brand in virtually every metric to a thriving competitor with an enterprise value of $1.3 billion.