In The Green Room: Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s CEO Shares the Secrets of Job Creation

Tina Korbe /

Andy Puzder knows a thing or two about job creation. As the chief executive of CKE Restaurants, he’s at the helm of 3,150 Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants across the country and around the world.

But, from his perspective, few federal bureaucrats know what he does. That’s why he decided to partner with David Newton, professor of entrepreneurial finance at Westmont College, to write the book, “Job Creation: How It Really Works and Why Government Doesn’t Understand It.” He spoke at Heritage yesterday and sat down with us to talk about his experience in the business world.

“Business is presently being held back by what’s called the uncertainty factor,” Puzder said at The Bloggers Briefing. “There are always certain uncertainties in a business plan. You never know exactly how things are going to work out. But in the current climate, you have absolutely no idea what could happen in the next five years. It’s extremely capricious.” (more…)