Puzder contends restaurants’ biggest challenge is to determine how to adjust to the different way people are purchasing things. Puzder, whose last day as CEO was Monday, said shifts in how millennials purchase everything from clothing to groceries has reached restaurants.
If we’ve learned anything from recent advertising controversies it’s that when united, advertisers can force publishers to make changes. Axios looks at recent controversies around brands and elected officials and explores the idea that when united, advertisers can force change.
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A look at a number of restaurant brands that have faltered domestically but gone on to have strange, often lucrative second lives. These brands have learned that losing can be an opportunity to do something different.
They come from places like Vietnam, China, Mexico and Guatemala, lured by promises of better-paying jobs and legal immigration. Instead, they’re smuggled into the U.S., forced to work around the clock as bussers, wait staff and cooks, and housed in cramped living quarters. In restaurants, bars and food trucks across America, many workers are entrapped in a form of modern slavery. That’s according to a new report by Polaris, an organization that fights human trafficking and helps survivors.