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Working Lunch: Uber co-founder moves into food delivery

Align Public Strategies discusses possible disruption to traditional business model

The restaurant industry is about to get Uber-ized, says Align Public Strategies in this week’s episode of Working Lunch. Travis Kalanick, co-founder of Uber, is launching Cloud Kitchens, a worldwide network of food delivery kitchens. The team discusses the impact to the traditional business model.

Also, New York City is becoming a labor organizer’s dream, with a proposal for legislation that would make it harder to fire employees. 

Lastly, this was a tough week for retail: the worst sales in 9 years, labor unrest at Toys R Us, Walmart losing a big court case and Amazon bailing out of Queens. What is going on? The Align crew goes over these stories and wraps it up with the legislative scorecard.

Align Public Strategies is a full-service public affairs and creative firm that helps corporate brands, governments and non-profit organizations 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 and Restaurant Hospitality.

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