Andrew Puzder isn't just President-elect Donald Trump's pick to be the next secretary of labor.

He's also the chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants Inc., a Carpinteria, California-based fast-food restaurant company that owns, operates or franchises about 3,300 restaurants in 42 states and in 28 countries.

Each of the restaurants has about 25 employees and a general manager, Puzder told the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee at a January 2015 hearing on the Affordable Care Act.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor's insurance editor, previously was LifeHealthPro's health insurance editor. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Think_Allison.