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Gov. Murphy easing NJ indoor COVID rules a ‘foolhardy’ plan, former McDonalds USA CEO says
Former McDonald’s USA CEO: Raising federal minimum wage is ‘payoff’ to labor unions
FAT Brands Chair and former McDonald’s USA President and CEO Ed Rensi on the debate surrounding minimum wage and dining restrictions in states like New Jersey.
While some praised Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy for easing coronavirus restrictions on restaurants, former McDonald's USA CEO Ed Rensi believes the plan is reckless.
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“It’s a foolhardy example of how government bureaucrats have no clue on how business is run,” Rensi said on FOX Business' “Varney and Co.”
NEW JERSEY EXPANDS INDOOR DINING, BUT SCIENCE BEHIND THE MOVE DEBATED
After months of pressure, New Jersey will now allow restaurants, bars, gyms and casinos to operate at 35% of their indoor capacity beginning Friday – so long as they adhere to health and safety protocols – and eliminate a rule requiring establishments to close by 10 p.m. ET.
Murphy cited declining case totals and a downtick in transmission rates in New Jersey in his decision to expand indoor dining capacity. The decision was hailed as a victory by some critics who have argued that Murphy's guidelines were arbitrary and harmful to struggling small businesses.
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