‘We have the ability to help feed America’: The CEO of Burger King’s and Popeyes’ parent company is working to convince Trump that fast food is crucial in the coronavirus outbreak
- José Cil, the CEO of Burger King, Tim Hortons, and Popeyes parent company Restaurant Brands International, said that chains have the “ability to feed America” during the coronavirus outbreak.
- Cil and other fast-food executives spoke with President Donald Trump on Tuesday, emphasizing the importance of keeping chain restaurants open and serving food via delivery and drive-thru during the outbreak.
- “If we don’t utilize businesses like Burger King, Tim’s and Popeyes … It’s really difficult for Americans to be fed, because it’s going to be difficult for them to get all their other food and necessities from the supermarket,” Cil told Business Insider.
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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump had a phone call with fast-food industry leaders, including the president of McDonald’s US business and the CEOs of Chick-fil-A, Papa John’s, and Restaurant Brands International, the parent company of Burger King, Popeyes, and Tim Hortons.
According to José Cil, the CEO of Restaurant Brands International, leaders spent time on the call discussing the role of chains in the coronavirus outbreak, how drive-thru and delivery could assist in social distancing, and the financial struggles of franchisees.
“We have the ability to help feed America,” Cil told Business …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]