From Judd Deere –
 
Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke by telephone with restaurant executives representing hundreds of thousands of hardworking Americans about the response to COVID-19. The executives thanked President Trump and his Administration for the whole-of-government response and for his efforts to ensure the public has the most accurate and up-to-date information. The President reminded the restaurants that they can help flatten the curve and slow the spread of this virus in communities across the country by encouraging their customers to use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options. All of the executives committed their restaurants to this critical guideline and assured the President they fully intend to continue feeding their communities through these other innovative avenues. President Trump thanked the participants for moving quickly to implement this change and agreed to stay in close communication on this public-private partnership to protect our businesses and the public.
 
The following participated in the call:
 
Trump Administration
President Donald J. Trump
Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Department of the Treasury
Larry Kudlow, Assistant to the President and Director of the National Economic Council
Tim Pataki, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Liaison
 
External Participants
Richard Allison, CEO, Domino’s Pizza 
Dan Cathy, CEO, Chick-fil-A
John Chidsey, CEO, Subway 
Jose Cil, CEO, Restaurant Brands International
Robert Cresanti, President and CEO¸ International Franchise Association
David Deno, CEO, Bloomin’ Brands
Joe Erlinger, President, McDonald’s USA 
David Gibbs, CEO, YUM! Brands
AJ Kumaran, Co-CEO and COO, Raising Cane’s 
Gene Lee, President and CEO, Darden Restaurants
Rob Lynch, CEO, Papa Johns 
Todd Penegor, CEO, Wendy’s
Matt Shay, National Retail Federation 
 

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