Carl’s Jr. started from a single hot dog cart in 1941 and grew to the empire it is under the guidance of well known conservative and patriot Carl Karcher. That tradition continues under current CEO Andy Puzder.
So, how does a strong conservative American company respond to protesters claiming that a fry guy and a burger flipper deserve a $15 per hour minimum wage?
By bringing on the machine revolution… and providing a discount for it. Puzder points out that, in many ways, machines are more efficient than humans:
“They’re 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.”
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“Millennials like not seeing people. I’ve been inside restaurants where we’ve installed ordering kiosks… and I’ve actually seen young people waiting in line to use the kiosk where there’s a person standing behind the counter, waiting on nobody.”
Of course, the social justice warriors are already up in arms. The fact that their own demands of a $15/hour minimum wage pushed companies this way seems to go right over their heads.
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Puzder says he’d like to try to fully automate one of his restaurants in the future. Right now, he’s busy expanding the brands.
“This is the problem with Bernie Sanders, and Hillary Clinton, and progressives who push very hard to raise the minimum wage,” says Puzder. “Does it really help if Sally makes $3 more an hour if Suzie has no job?”
Here’s the Carl’s Jr. commercial for the Most American Burger. You know, for science.