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Wish a restaurateur was running Congress? Here’s as close as you’ll come

One of Capitol Hill’s top officials was slicing meats and making salads before he went into politics. And the incoming speaker of the House says he hasn’t forgotten that formative experience.

The midterm elections returned politicians from all stripes of civilian lives to Washington, D.C.  And that includes one of the restaurant industry’s own.

Indeed, the next Congress is likely to be led by someone who was no stranger to making payroll and working a lunch rush. This week’s episode of the Restaurant Rewind podcast looks at the path that led Kevin McCarthy from deli proprietor to speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, the federal government’s third-highest-ranking official.

Join host and Restaurant Business Editor At Large Peter Romeo as he looks at how that time in foodservice could shape what’s considered in Congress in 2023.

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