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

Some 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 or 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 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.

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

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Jackie Schrenker-Case November 24, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Agreed. I have felt the same...I did years ago when all of this was an issue under Reagan. The major difference between then and now was the Republicans were saying the deficit was not a big deal and the Dems were yelling that we were leaving our children in too much debt.
Kathy November 24, 2012 at 02:23 AM
That's internet shorthand for "too long, didn't read." In a world where everything is supposed to be in quick, simple sound bites, some people use that for anything longer than a tweet. :-)
Jackie Schrenker-Case November 24, 2012 at 02:26 AM
Jackie Schrenker-Case November 24, 2012 at 02:48 AM
Of course you didn't, it takes effort to educated yourself and to form an informed opinion. That is the problem, everyone wants short, quick answers and sound bites that can fit on a computer screen. The computer is a double edge sword when it comes to communication....we now can communicate with thousands of people instantly but our attention spans have diminished which limits our greater understanding of things.
MG42 November 24, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Jackie, I'm happy to have a discussion using logic and reason. I don't have all day to read your anecdotal stories and emotional pleas. For goodness sakes you can't even google "tldr" to find out what it means.


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