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Opinion: Giving in to activists creates more headaches

Richard Berman is an NRN contributor and president of Berman and Company, a Washington-based communications firm. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation’s Restaurant News.

Restaurant operators and franchising companies face attacks from all fronts. Labor unions push minimum wage and union neutrality agreements. Animal liberation groups demand pledges to not use veterinarian-approved farming practices they deem harmful in an effort to eventually eliminate meat and dairy. Anti-alcohol groups want all cars equipped with sensors that won’t let your car start if you’ve had as little as one drink. And now radical environmentalists are pushing against

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