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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz

Starbucks CEO: Restaurants must give back

This is part of NRN’s special coverage of the 2013 NRA Show, being held in Chicago, May 18-21. For the latest coverage from the show visit NRN’s NRA Show page and NRN's editor blogs, plus follow @NRNonline on Twitter. Also find the most compelling digital buzz from the show in one place at NRN's new social media hub.

Restaurants and other American businesses cannot fix every problem in a country affected by a struggling economy and dysfunctional politics, but they can contribute to solutions by balancing their drive for profitability with a greater sense of social conscience, Starbucks Coffee chief executive Howard Schultz said during his keynote speech to NRA Show attendees. Above all, he said, they must not be bystanders.

“We have to stand up and be accountable,” Schultz said.

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