Thursday, November 15, 2012

Denny's to Impose Surcharge For Obamacare

Like other restaurant owners, John Metz says he will reduce hours for his employees and "add a 5 percent surcharge to customers' bills to offset what he said are the increased costs of Obamacare."

Huffington Post: 
Metz is the franchisor of Hurricane Grill & Wings, which has 48 locations, five of which are corporate owned, and president and owner of RREMC Restaurants, which runs approximately 40 Denny's and several Dairy Queen locations. He planned to use the 5 percent surcharge tactic in all his restaurants starting in January 2014, when Obamacare is fully implemented... 

"I think it's a terrible thing. It's ridiculous that the maximum hours we can give people is 28 hours a week instead of 40," Metz said. "It's going to force my employees to go out and get a second job." 

...Metz said he's risking the backlash to spread a message. "We're trying to get more restaurant operators rallied around the concept of adding a 5 percent surcharge to their bill to cover the costs of Obamacare as opposed to raising prices," he said. 

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