Trump's nominee for Labor Secretary is Andrew F Pudzer, CEO of CKE Restaurants, which franchises Carl's Jnr and Hardee's Charbroiled Burger restaurants.
Pudzer, a 66-year-old former lawyer, is described as a "poster CEO for regulatory reform" and is a fan of automation because machines are "always polite, they always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there’s never a slip-and-fall or an age, sex or race discrimination case”. TV ads for the two chains feature scantily-clad girls eating various items from the menu. Pudzer says “I like beautiful women eating burgers in bikinis. I think it’s very American.”
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