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Once a server, now a congresswoman: Can ‘AOC’ change the model?

Also, Working Lunch examines Starbucks' new needle disposal program

The brightest new star in the Democratic congressional galaxy is a former server and bartender and her agenda is becoming the party’s agenda. We’ll take a look at what impact she may have on her old employers and colleagues in the restaurant industry.

And under the heading “no good deed goes unpunished,” we’ll discuss the events that led to Starbucks' new needle disposal program and what may lay ahead for them.

We’ll talk about those stories and wrap it up with the 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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