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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:SewDucky:MV8yMDUyMTI4XzM0NDkwODc1X0Q0NjA0N0U0] [quote:Real list:MV8yMDUyMTI4XzM0NDg4NzAwXzE4QzM2M0NF] Every price increase should not affect tips, but a pay package increase should affect tips. They WERE making $2.13, now they are making $3.13 plus the cost of insurance premiums. [/quote] Not as of last year, at least in Texas, which was the last place I waited tables. I got a whopping 2.13 an hour and half priced food plus all the sodas and coffee I could drink. As I said, depends on the state and where you are. Luckily, I did it because I actually like the job, and did it as a second one for fun. [/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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