Lastly on the national front, we want to again urge our readers to lend their support to President Trump’s nomination of Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants (parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s), as Secretary of Labor. His nomination hearing will be held next Thursday, February 2 before the US Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor & Pensions (HELP). As we’ve advised, the International Franchise Association has created this website to provide an easy vehicle for you to support the Puzder nomination and generate letters of endorsement to the Senate on his behalf.  We urge you to do so.