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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:Anonymous Coward 24425839:MV8yMDUyMTI4XzM0NTAwNDU5XzIwQjYyMUZE] People who are middle income or lower go out to eat on a budget. Lately, my decision is based on if I have coupons. Example I love Denny's, but IHop had good coupons. People will cut back and go to place with good food and is reasonable on cost. Example, PizzaHut offers $10 pizza any way you want. I have no problem with these places raising their prices. They do what they have to do to make a profit. However, I have a budget, and if I can find good food cheaper at another place, then that's where I will go. More people will start doing the take out to avoid the cost of drink and tip. Yes, it's that bad out there. [/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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