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OT: Denny's franchise owner adding 5% Obamacare surcharge to customer bills


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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 9:21:33 AM PST
Soulshine says:
I don't really remember - we only went there when we had family roadtrips when I was little. I just know I always ordered the same thing, and I knew how to beat the little triangle peg game that was on every table.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 9:21:48 AM PST
At one time my town had 5 Denny's.....now only one....Obamacare is the least of their issues....

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 9:22:06 AM PST
Yep.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 9:22:11 AM PST
"If I leave the prices the same, but say on the menu that there is a 5 percent surcharge for Obamacare, customers have two choices. They can either pay it and tip 15 or 20 percent, or if they really feel so inclined, they can reduce the amount of tip they give to the server, who is the primary beneficiary of Obamacare," Metz told The Huffington Post. "Although it may sound terrible that I'm doing this, it's the only alternative. I've got to pass the cost on to the consumer."

He forgot the consumer's third choice: Go eat somewhere else.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 9:22:35 AM PST
Cracker Barrel breakfast >>>>>>> All other breakfast

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 9:22:46 AM PST
How about the extra medical burden on America of all the fat people who eat at Denny's?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 9:23:45 AM PST
Exactly.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 9:24:42 AM PST
Agreed.

For the most part.

Denny's is actually on the bottom of the list. I don't see how people eat there. My food is always cold, the waffles/pancakes are subpar, the sausage is beyond fake, etc. I would much rather have my Waffle House or Cracker Barrel or 59 Diner.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 9:24:42 AM PST
So Denny's is charging customers an extra 5% on their bill that is supposed to go to Obamacare but they are cutting all of their employee's hours so they don't have the access to even use the insurance since they would be considered full time? So pretty much we are paying the owners of Denny's more money to make up the cost of getting penalized by Obamacare because they are cheap bastiges to pay for their employees insurance?

Wow, just wow. I never go to Denny's but if I did and I saw that on my bill I would walk right now.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 9:25:53 AM PST
PacinoBully says:
Remember the episode of Family Guy where the town gets nuked? Chris tells Peter that they need to build two Denny's so that they can go to the good one and avoid the bad one. I always laughed at that because it was so true. There was always one crap Denny's and one much nicer one in any town. hahaha

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 9:26:22 AM PST
Soulshine says:
Those fatties have a right to short stacks and bacon at low, low prices and the privilege to be resuscitated without healthcare!

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 9:31:10 AM PST
Uncle Ulty says:
I also remember the Coal industry fired a bunch of workers as soon as Obama won because they knew he was against them.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 9:32:40 AM PST
That is so nice of you! Gloria frickin' rocks, BTW.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 9:35:00 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 15, 2012 9:36:46 AM PST
I'll admit that Obamacare isn't ideal, but these are the same people who wouldn't support exchanges (the most "capitalist" idea) OR public option (the most "socialist") Either option would have been better because it reduces insurance costs and puts the payment burden directly on the policy holder. Then you could directly tax these greedy a-holes and not have to hear them whine.

The guy is a moron to try and make a politcal statement this way. Business 101: more customers = more revenue. What do you have to gain by alienating everyone who thinks this is a terrible policy? Sure he'll lose all his liberal customers, but he's also going to lose independents like me who refuse to play these ridiculous little partisan games. I hope he goes out of business and has to take a job with someone who will only give him part time work. I think a lot of these tiny tyrants need to start realizing that they're just one month of missed revenue from waiting tables themselves.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 9:38:41 AM PST
As long as his 5% increase is stated in the window or before I start ordering, more power to him.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 9:42:46 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 15, 2012 9:46:41 AM PST
Lucanus says:
"If I leave the prices the same, but say on the menu that there is a 5 percent surcharge for Obamacare, customers have two choices. They can either pay it and tip 15 or 20 percent, or if they really feel so inclined, they can reduce the amount of tip they give to the server, who is the primary beneficiary of Obamacare," Metz told The Huffington Post. "Although it may sound terrible that I'm doing this, it's the only alternative. I've got to pass the cost on to the consumer."

LOL, what a d***. Oh well, as an Obama supporter I will just avoid his restaurants all together. This entire idea of the rich attempting to scare the middle class into giving them more money annoys the heck out of me. For Christ sake people, there is plenty of money/resources/etc to ensure we all live a decent life.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 9:49:09 AM PST
Hmmm...you know I was just thinking? This guy owns a franchise license, right? I wonder what Dennys would think of him using their restaurant to support their political agenda? Someone might have to drop an email to the Dems and prod them into starting a little complaint campaign to Denny's corporate.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 9:52:14 AM PST
what a genius move if people actually fall for this and "support" his cause while he profits.
The food is reason enough for me to stay far far away from Denny's, now this.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 9:54:35 AM PST
Ok, how long until Denny's is out of business?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 9:54:52 AM PST
I believe the article said that he was both a franchisor and franchisee... it might hurt his wallet a bit, but he'd most likely still be pretty wealthy.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 10:01:00 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
Denny's Corp isn't going to appreciate this guy bringing Denny's restaurants into the news like this. Like when that Denny's in Florida turned away that bus full of people solely because they were black.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:02:52 AM PST
Technically, no. This is not the official policy of Denny's. This is just a guy who happens to own a number of Denny's franchises.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:04:40 AM PST
I'm not sure exactly how Obamascare is supposed to work. Is he assessed a fee for cutting all his employees to part-time?

I don't understand. If he cuts all his employees down to part-time, he doesn't have to contribute to their healthcare, so why then would he need to add a surcharge to the customer's bill?

This would be so much simpler if Obama had balls and went for single-payer back when he had the majorities to push it through, instead of appeasing people who turn around and don't support it anyway.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:05:47 AM PST
Wait, what?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:05:57 AM PST
Sorry, I had meant this owner and not them as a whole. Hopefully this news would be able to get back to Denny's HQ and they could do something about it. It may not be them making this decision but this could easily look bad on them as a whole.
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