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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:In-Situ:MV8yMDUyMTI4XzM0NDg4MzU1XzEyRDdDQkQ4] [quote:Real list:MV8yMDUyMTI4XzM0NDg3NzUzX0E0REVENjY3] [quote:Anonymous Coward 7061022:MV8yMDUyMTI4XzM0NDg3Njk2Xzc5QzMwN0Qz] It's an excuse to raise prices. If you cut hours under 30, then you don't pay insurance. They are worse than pappa johns. [/quote] That's fine for you as a customer...not so fine if you are the employee having their hours cut. Better he than me... that is a big part of what is wrong with our society today. Selfishness straight up. [/quote] How can giving more than the actual price of a meal out of "gratuity" be classified as selfishness in any way shape or form? If you give a penny more than the listed price, it is still a gratuity. Albeit a shitty one. I'm not advocating being a lousy tipper, but perhaps a 15% flat gratuity should be included in every restaurant price. Everyone is satisfied, and no more surprises when the bill comes. [/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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