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Speak Out: Will You Boycott Denny's, Applebees 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 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’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.

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.

Shyla Wright February 08, 2013 at 10:18 PM
So sad that any business or individual needs to pay more taxes :(. Times are tough but obviously above government employees are exempt :-/
Shyla Wright February 08, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Funny, how folks don't boycott airlines or the local garbage/rubbish company for raising cost or added fees. I also noticed that some folks bash Fox News but can't explain why they call it "faux or fake" news. Just because your president said it doesn't make FOX News anymore fake or faux then NBC, ABC or CNN. Watch CNN or FOX because the reporting is newsworthy not because someone else like your neighbor, president or kids don't like it.
Janet (Gram) Johnson February 09, 2013 at 12:16 AM
I haven't heard "our" President say anything about not watching FauxNews. I don't watch it because I use to watch it and they kept feeding lies instead of news. It would not matter what President Obama did or did not do,they would dream up some kind of conspiracy plan or just flat out lie about it. If you watch FauxNews & then watch any other news you will see what I'm talking about; but, more than likely, if you are a right-winger or tea potter, you will still side with FauxNews. smile
Speaking Frankly February 14, 2013 at 05:19 PM
I could go for some Papa Johns right about now. :) Quit forcing shit on people and there won't be none.
jonathan s March 15, 2013 at 08:53 PM
I work at dennys in texas the force labor on me all the time now im seeking mental help theyv drove me to the point

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