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Speak Out: Will You Boycott Denny's, Applebee's and Papa John's?

The franchise owners of these popular chains are making big changes to offset costs of Obamacare, but it's causing some customers to rethink which businesses they'll support.

Several franchise owners of popular restaurant chains say that the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," will increase costs for small business owners—and in order to offset costs they are adding surcharges to bills, threatening layoffs and more.

According to the Huffington Post, John Metz, a Florida-based Denny's franchise owner, is adding a 5 percent surcharge to customers' bills to offset costs for healthcare.

Apple-Metro CEO Zane Tankel, who owns more than 40 Applebee's chains in the metro New York area, slammed Obamacare on Fox Business Network, Huffington Post reported, stating he would not hire any more employees and may cut the hours of current employees. 

But a Twitter campaign has already begun against Papa John's after CEO John Schnatter’s said the chain would increase prices to offset costs related to the  Affordable Care Act. Protestors are asking Americans to support local pizza chains over Papa John's, which has Rockville locations here and here. 

So what do you think? Will you boycott these businesses for their actions against employees and customers? Do you think that small business owners are suffering due to Obamacare? Tell us in the comments.

Fedup Withthelies November 21, 2012 at 02:48 PM
People from other countries that have nationalized health care, routinely come to our country when seeking quality care. There is a reason for that and it's one that we will unfortunately see as doctors retire due to the bureaucracy and red tape and increased costs and reduced payments. In numerous polls, as many as 86% of doctors have expressed that they may consider retiring or leaving the medical field due to the convolution of the ACA. That's 30 million more patients and even fewer doctors. It is unreasonable to think that this will benefit the health care system or it's patients.
Fedup Withthelies November 21, 2012 at 02:51 PM
For those of us without health care in this country, there is Medicaid. Also, hospitals were already required to treat patients regardless of insurance and irrespective of their ability to pay. So, there was already care available to those that need it, prior to the ACA.
Fedup Withthelies November 21, 2012 at 02:55 PM
In claiming that "Romney has a few of us brainwashed", you state zero facts and nothing more than baseless conjecture. In making my mind up about the ACA, I looked at facts from actual doctors and health care professionals, including various polls, published reports and even asking any that I know or see already as part of my routine health care, check ups, follow ups, etc... Not one of them had a single positive word about the ACA.
Fedup Withthelies November 21, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Furthermore, estimates and reports from the CBO, as well as numerous BI-PARTISAN organizations and watch dog groups all roundly pan the ACA. Anyone that steps away from the democratic parties talking points and actually looks at the facts, will see that the ACA will have a disastrous effect on everyone involved. Before casting aspersions upon those that disagree with the ACA and it's massive costs and reduction in quality of care, you should do some research. Blindly repeating vague talking points does not make for an effect argument.
Chris November 22, 2012 at 10:36 AM
Boycott against Obama who concentrates on destroying jobs rather then creating jobs. Instead of concentrating on forcing Obamacare which is going to destroy businesses and more jobs He should concentrate on creating jobs

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