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How 2 CEOs view the industry’s political problems and opportunities

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.

This week’s guests on the Working Lunch podcast both hold a CEO title, but their perspectives veer from there.

As head of 17-brand Fat Brands, Andy Wiederhorn views the industry’s issues from the perspective of a dealmaker and chain operator.

Being chief of the National Restaurant Association provides Michelle Korsmo with a 50,000-foot view that takes in all types of restaurants and the myriad issues they face.

Those perspectives came together in the current edition of Working Lunch, the public affairs podcast hosted by government-affairs veterans Joe Kefauver and Franklin Coley. The principals of Align Pubic Strategies probed their guests for their takes on four-alarm matters ranging from the restaurant industry’s labor situation to what California’s histroic Fast Act could mean for operators everywhere.

Download the episode and all installments of Working Lunch from wherever you get your podcasts.

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