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Are the labor and supply chain issues scaring off investors?

Working Lunch: Mike Halen, senior restaurant industry analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence, joins Align Public Strategies to talk about the impact of current labor and supply chain issues on valuations.

Labor shortages, supply chain issues and increasing food prices are putting unprecedented pressure on a business model that already runs on thin margins.

This week’s episode of the Working Lunch podcast features a discussion on the impact these pressures are having on the attractiveness of the industry from investors. Michael Halen, senior restaurant industry analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence, joins the podcast to discuss these pressures are having on restaurants’ financial health.

The podcast is hosted by Joe Kefauver, managing partner with the public affairs firm Align Public Strategies, and Franklin Coley, a partner with the firm.

They also discuss why news publications are increasing their reporting on the restaurant industry, particularly its relation with employees, and how this will impact employers. They also wrap it up with their legislative scorecard.

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