A celebrity chef demolished Gavin Newsom with this epic truth bomb

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Gavin Newsom is using California as a launching pad for a future Presidential campaign. 

But he’s taking a socialist wrecking ball to the state.

And a celebrity chef demolished Gavin Newsom with this epic truth bomb. 

Celebrity chef won’t open another restaurant in California

California Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom’s regulations are crushing the restaurant industry in the Democrat-controlled state.

Restaurants that survived Democrats’ draconian lockdowns and restrictions during the COVID pandemic emerged to face a new set of government-created problems.

Celebrity Chef Andrew Gruel has served as a judge on Food Network’s Food Truck Face Off and as the host of FYI network’s Say It to My Face.

During an appearance on Fox Business, he said that any future restaurants he opens won’t be in California.

“I will not open another business in California until they actually fix things on a go-forward basis,” Gruel said.

Gruel pointed to the crime wave gripping the Democrat-controlled state as a massive obstacle for restaurants.

“Allowing all of these crimes has really ripped apart the social fabric that we know of as the foundation of businesses,” Gruel stated. “And then businesses have had to suffer because of all the crime in their surrounding communities. Business goes down. The regulations have piled up.”

California buries businesses under a mountain of regulations and taxes

The celebrity chef said that politicians continually dream up new regulations that make it harder to do business.

“It’s almost as if the bureaucrats, many of whom were working remotely, sat at home just trying to make up insignificant regulations that restaurants and retail would ultimately have to follow,” Gruel explained.

California has one of the highest tax burdens in the country, and more tax increases are on the table as the Democrat-controlled state looks to plug its more than $40 billion budget deficit.

“You can’t tax your way out of this, but for some reason, the governments continue to think that they can,” Gruel said. “And the businesses and the restaurants are the ones that are ultimately paying through that black hole, which there’s never an end [to].”

Newsom’s latest attack on the restaurant industry is a law that raises the minimum wage of fast food workers to $20 an hour from the $16 an hour wage every other business faces.

Mexican fast-casual chain Rubio’s Coastal Grill closed nearly 50 locations in California after the law went into effect because of rising costs in the state.

Gruel said that Newsom’s minimum wage hike cost Rubio’s Coastal Grill about $300,000 at each location.

“If they were paying their workers $17 an hour, and now they’re up to $20,” Gruel explained. “At 30 workers a week, 40 hours a week, that’s only $1,200 extra dollars times three, $3,600. Well, the payroll taxes on that alone will make it at least $5,000 to $6000 a week. 52 weeks over. That’s $300,000 a year.”

Democrat-controlled California’s socialist policies have sent residents and businesses fleeing the state.

And yet, Democrats want to use it as the blueprint for the rest of the country.