President Barack Obama chose New Britain, Conn. to make an important policy speech on raising the minimum wage. He brought four New England governors along with him to stress the importance of the issue. But before heading over to Central Connecticut State University, the President brought the governors and Sec. Of Labor to a New Britain restaurant for a quick lunch. One of the reasons he said he chose Cafe Beauregard was because he heard the owners of the restaurant pay their employees above the minimum wage.
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From left, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, President Barack Obama, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Tom Perez, Sec. of Labor, and Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, sit together for lunch at Cafe Beauregard, in New Britain, before heading over to CCSU for Obama’s speech on the minimum wage.