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Mike Whatley of the National Restaurant Association shares how his team is approaching 2020.

Working Lunch: National Restaurant Association executive on what’s ahead in 2020

Also, the week’s updates on wage and benefit initiatives

This week, the Align Public Strategies team is joined by Mike Whatley, vice president of state and local affairs for the National Restaurant Association. He shares how his team is approaching 2020 and the legislative and regulatory challenges coming to the restaurant industry this year.

There were numerous national stories in the news this week highlighting wage and benefit initiatives underway. The team discusses how to translate the headlines into meaningful political capital.

The podcast wraps up with the 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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