Trump's former Labor Sec pick quits his job
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Andy Puzder has stepped down as CEO of CKE Restaurants, the private equity-backed owner of burger chains Hardee's and Carl's Jr., one month after withdrawing as President Trump's nominee for U.S. Labor Secretary. At the time of Puzder's withdrawal, Axios noted that neither CKE nor its private equity owner would comment on his status.
Puzder, who will be succeeded by former KFC president Jason Marker, said in a press release: "I expressed my desire to have CKE plan for succession approximately a year ago, and I could not be more pleased to have Jason Marker selected to be the company's next leader."