CHICAGO —When a headhunter approached Michael J Licata 30 years ago about leading a trade association for foodservice manufacturers, the ambitious Washington insider insisted that he had no interest in the job. At the time, the restaurant industry was viewed as “a minor stepchild of retail,” said Licata, who had served as the executive secretary to the Department of Health, Education and Welfare during the administration of President ...

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