Working Lunch

Working Lunch is a podcast from Align Public Strategies devoted to explaining the so what and now what about key issues impacting the restaurant and retail industries.

Financing

Not having an ESG strategy can be controversial. Now having one is turning dicey

Conservative groups and politicians say they don't want to do business with those "woke" players.

Workforce

What’s next in the struggle to halt California’s new wage law

The industry's Hail Mary is using the 2024 ballot to enlist voters in the cause. Meanwhile, nine states are emerging as future battlegrounds.

Working Lunch: Fat Brands' Andy Wiederhorn and the National Restaurant Association’s Michelle Korsmo team up on the podcast to dissect the industry’s key issues.

Working Lunch: The state doesn't want its data-security requirements to be undercut by federal rules, leaving restaurants with a potential hodgepodge of state rules.

Working Lunch: Here's what's driving the demand that employers post their payrolls

Working Lunch: The podcast from Align Public Strategies features a discussion on the restaurant industry’s run of political success.

A new movement aims to counter "woke capitalism" by steering state support away from institutions that favor a commitment to ESG.

Working Lunch: Federal regulators could reverse the move, and the closing could spark more union drives.

Activists are offering bounties for a spotting, as they did recently for a heads-up on Brett Kavanaugh.

Working Lunch: Even customers are sounding off about the stances taken by favored dining establishments.

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