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The last two weeks have been a pivotal time in the nation’s history.

Working Lunch: First days of 2021 present political challenges for restaurant industry

Align Public Strategies talks to Mike Whatley of the National Restaurant Association about what could be ahead

It’s 2021, and with the new year comes a new Congress and the start of state legislative sessions. This week on the Working Lunch podcast, the team from Align Public Strategies talks to Mike Whatley, who heads the state and local government affairs shop at the National Restaurant Association, and gets his perspective on the issues the industry will be tackling this year.

The last two weeks have been a pivotal time in the nation’s history. We’ve seen a dramatic increase in the spread of the coronavirus, a change in leadership in the U.S. Senate and an armed assault on the Congress of the United States itself and all it represents. The team discusses what this potentially means for the restaurant industry and, more importantly, for key industry leaders. The podcast wraps up with the weekly legislative scorecard.

Align Public Strategies is a full-service public affairs and creative firm that helps corporate brands, governments and nonprofits navigate the outside world and inform their internal decision-making. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation's Restaurant News or Restaurant Hospitality.

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