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Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with cost of legislation
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[quote:Real list:MV8yMDUyMTI4XzM0NDg3OTUyX0Q5NDdDQkZC] Jimmy John Liautuad, owner of sandwich chain Jimmy John’s, told Fox Business the other day that the cost of Obamacare’s health insurance mandate could tack an extra 50 cents on the price of a sandwich. In order to survive, Jimmy John figures he’s going to have to reduce much of his staff to part-time workers to avoid paying the exhorbitant fines Obamacare will impose starting next year–by the President’s design, after the election. “[b]If you have 40 or 50 employees at a restaurant, and the penalty is $2,000, and you’re going to pay $80,000 or $100,000 penalty, there goes the profit in your restaurant[/b]http://fosterfriess.com/campfire-blog/2012/10/24/obamacare-could-ruin-jimmy-johns-subs-and-applebees-too/ [/quote]
President Obama's election victory ensured his Affordable Care Act would remain the centerpiece of his first term in power - but that has left some business owners baulking at the extra cost Obamcare will bring.
Florida based restaurant boss John Metz, who runs approximately 40 Denny's and owns the Hurricane Grill & Wings franchise has decided to offset that by adding a five percent surcharge to customers' bills and will reduce his employees' hours.
With Obamacare due to be fully implemented in January 2014, Metz has justified his move by claiming it is 'the only alternative. I've got to pass on the cost to the customer.'
The fast-food business owner is set to hold meetings at his restaurants in December where he will tell employees, 'that because of Obamacare, we are going to be cutting front-of-the-house employees to under 30 hours, effective immediately.'
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