The restaurant industry and the power of free enterprise

| August 8 2012
Christopher Cook

This is the miracle of freedom. This is the miracle of free enterprise. No one plans it. No one commands it. It just happens. It happens because people have a dream. It happens because people take a risk, because they sacrifice, because they pour everything they have into making their dream come true.

Thank God for the entrepreneurs and the dreamers. For the jobs and opportunities they create . . .

. . . and for the delicious food!

Go on, President Obama—tell THESE people that they “didn’t build that.” I dare you.

As the second largest private-sector employer in the country, America’s restaurants are an economic force, but that statistic doesn’t fully tell the story of the millions of individuals who are living the American Dream by working in our industry. This video captures a few poignant stories that help tell the ‘Industry of Opportunity’ story.

Mr. President, it IS because they’re smart. And determined and devoted and hard-working. Everything, it seems, that you dislike.

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