Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Life in "Progress" state - California edition

There goes Carl Galt, Jr.............

CKE Restaurants Inc., the owner of the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's chains, is considering moving its headquarters from California to Texas. It could be an easy sell for the Lone Star State.

CEO Andrew Puzder and President Michael Murphy met with Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday for the first time to talk about the company's possible expansion. The move could mean 500 new jobs for Texas, which the company already had identified as a top growth market for its fast-food restaurants.

Austin, among other large Texas cities, would be a possible site for a new headquarters.

"We're going to do a lot of restaurant development in Texas over the next 10 years," Puzder said. "We're considering maybe moving some of the headquarters — or all of the headquarters — here if we have a good business reason to do so, because the tax structure is certainly right, and the business-friendly environment is right."

About three years ago, the state of Ohio passed a law severely limiting paycheck lending operations.

At the time, I had a commenter suggest that those weren't "quality" jobs. I'm guessing that he would consider someone pushing meat on the American public as non "quality".

I wonder if he would like to have those non quality jobs today?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

California wants all those evil, exploitative, consumer-serving, tax-paying employers out of their utopia. I hear that they have all their money problems solved, thank you.