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NRN editors discuss Starbucks’ new CEO, California’s fast-food workers’ bill

Plus, hear an interview with Via 313 founders from Take-Away with Sam Oches


This week on Extra Serving, a Nation’s Restaurant News podcast, NRN editors Holly Petre, Sam Oches, and Leigh Anne Zinsmeister discussed the new CEO at Starbucks.

After much speculation, Starbucks’ interim CEO Howard Schultz named a successor in Laxman Narasimhan, a former PepsiCo executive who most recently served as CEO of consumer health and wellness brand Reckitt. The team discussed what the timing of this appointment means as well as their own predictions for what this could hold for the future of Starbucks which has faced its own series of challenges of late including the wave of unionization.

Also, the team discussed California’s new fast-food workers’ bill. The bill, which was signed into law on Labor Day by Governor Gavin Newsom, will create standardized practices for restaurants with over 100 units nationally. It has been met with pushback from organizations like the National Restaurant Association. The team discussed what this bill’s passage could mean and how a bipartisan council could possibly work when it comes to foodservice and worker rights.

This week’s interview is from this week’s episode of Take-Away, featuring the brothers who cofounded Via 313. For the whole interview with take-aways from Sam, go to this feed and listen

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