Michael Calhoun (@michaelcalhoun)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says after his conversations with Hardee’s CEO Andy Puzder, it looks like the fast-food chain is moving headquarters, and Slay says it’s over things the city has no control over.

“I know for sure he’s looking for states that don’t have an income tax,” Slay says, “and he’s looking at Right-to-Work states.”

The fast-food restaurant chain is currently headquartered at 100 N. Broadway, just a few blocks from the Gateway Arch in downtown.

The company announced last week that it was considering moving to Nashville.

In addition to what the mayor says, more evidence against St. Louis – the Nashville Business Journal says Puzder just bought 52 acres of rural land in Tennessee.

Slay says he’s asked for, and will have, another meeting with Puzder.

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