John Metz owner of RREMC Restaurants, which runs approximately 40 Denny’s and several Dairy Queen locations along with being the franchisor of Hurricane Grill & Wings plans to add a surcharge to the bill of customers dining at his restaurants to offset Obamacare costs.
From Huffington Post:
“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.”
I won’t be eating at a restaurant with such surcharges. What about you?