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Get ready for a day without immigrants—and great food

Businesses in cities across the United States are closing today to show support for immigrant workers and protest President Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric. Among them are five restaurants owned by celebrity chef José Andrés, NPR reports. The idea behind the grassroots “Day Without Immigrants” is to demonstrate the contributions of immigrant workers by showing what life would … Continue reading “Get ready for a day without immigrants—and great food”

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Businesses in cities across the United States are closing today to show support for immigrant workers and protest President Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric. Among them are five restaurants owned by celebrity chef José Andrés, NPR reports. The idea behind the grassroots “Day Without Immigrants” is to demonstrate the contributions of immigrant workers by showing what life would be like without them. It’s unclear how many people or businesses are participating. 

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Andrés—whose restaurant empire spans 17 establishments, food trucks, and catering operations—spoke with Fast Company recently about how to build a strong brand. 

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Christopher Zara is a senior staff news editor for Fast Company and obsessed with media, technology, business, culture, and theater. Before coming to FastCo News, he was a deputy editor at International Business Times, a theater critic for Newsweek, and managing editor of Show Business magazine

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