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Working Lunch: The restaurant impact of Election Day 2019

Also, how the McDonald’s CEO resignation fits into a larger narrative

It was Election Day this week for five states and many cities across the country. The team from Align Public Strategies discusses the results, the impact for restaurant operators and what it means for 2020. They have a particular focus on Virginia, where the results will have a big impact on the industry. The team chats with Christ Lloyd of McGuireWoods Consulting in Richmond, Va., to talk through what operators need to be prepared for.

Also this week, McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook stepped down after details of a relationship with a fellow employee became public. The team discusses how this plays into the larger narrative of a potential culture of sexual harassment and hostility toward women at the company and across the industry.

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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