Presumably because he likes the ads featuring women with big boobs eating burgers, fast food lover Donald Trump is planning to appoint Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. CEO Andy Puzder as Secretary Of Labor.
Puzder, who technically is the chief executive at CKE restaurants, is unsurprisingly very opposed to the idea of raising the minimum wage, so much so that he has floated the idea of making restaurants go fully automated. Machines, to him, are just way easier to deal with. “They’re always polite, they always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there’s never a slip-and-fall, or an age, sex, or race discrimination case,” he told Business Insider. Thus, we’re one step closer to Westworld, and not in a cool fun way.
Bloomberg also reports that Pudzer’s appointment would likely result in conflict of interest questions. “Puzder’s switch from the private to public sector would likely raise questions about how his 16 years running the fast-food chain may interfere with ongoing government investigations, and it could expose him to ethics concerns,” the publication explained. “Puzder would inherit an agency that can investigate his franchised and company-owned stores for violations of wage-and-hour, occupational safety and other laws.” Not that Trump seems at all concerned with issues of that nature.