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QSR Magazine: How Immigration Reform Is Impacting the Restaurant Industry
Michael Mabry, MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes' chief operating officer, explains why he's confident that the brand will continue to grow as government policies change.

Donald Trump's first month in office has been eventful, but some of the new President's immigration reform efforts have caused concern among some in the restaurant industry where 2.3 million immigrants work, according to the National Restaurant Association. But not Michael Mabry, the chief operating officer of fast-growing Dallas-based better burger franchise, MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes.

Mabry told QSR Magazine recently that the restaurant industry has always, and will always, survive changing policies. “Whatever is mandated or whatever reform comes down, we’ll figure it out. We always have and I think we always will,” Mabry says. “It’s not like the restaurant industry is going to go away. There’s a lot of smart guys out there that figure it out, and everyone else follows.”

Mabry related that his first job in the restaurant industry was working in a kitchen with several immigrants, and he believes immigration is key to our country's fabric. However, he doesn't see a change in immigration policy slowing down MOOYAH's growth as the brand continues to expand in new markets throughout the U.S.

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