Working Lunch: Restaurant operators navigate social unrest

Also, a look at the recent Supreme Court ruling on workplace discrimination


Align Public Strategies

Nation's Restaurant News - Jun 19, 2020


The restaurant and retail industries have found themselves literally at the center of the national conversation on systemic racism, as the police-related incidents in Minneapolis and Atlanta began in a convenience store and a quick-service restaurant, respectively. How managers and employees handle incidents like these can determine events that follow. This week, the team on Working Lunch discusses the difficult positions that operators find themselves in.


Meanwhile, individual companies are facing tough decisions on whether to allow employees to display their opinions. The Align Public Strategies group takes a look at how some companies are trying to navigate this space.


Lastly, the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling this week on workplace discrimination. What implications does this have for the restaurant industry, which has one of the most diverse workforces in the country? The team has those stories and wraps up the podcast 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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