Andrew Puzder

Former Chief Executive
CKE Restaurants

Andrew Puzder is the former chief executive of CKE Restaurants, where he helped turn Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. into globally known fast food powerhouses. Starting as founder Carl Karcher’s personal attorney in 1986, Puzder became CEO in 2000 and led the company out of serious financial difficulties. Under his leadership, CKE expanded to over 3,800 restaurants.

Puzder is a frequent lecturer on economics and politics for various groups and associations as well as at colleges and universities. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, a member of the Washington University Law School’s Board of Advisors, a Director at The Job Creators Network, on the Advisory Board at Prager University.  

In 2010 Puzder co-authored the book titled, “Job Creation: How It Really Works and Why Government Doesn’t Understand It” and in 2018, he authored “The Capitalist Comeback: The Trump Boom and the Left's Plot to Stop It.” His latest two pieces, Broadsides by Encounter Books, “Getting America Back to Work” and “It’s Time to Let America Work Again,” were released in 2020.

Andrew Puzder

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