Major restaurants Papa John’s and Applebee’s threaten to fire workers over Obamacare as President Barack Obama was elected to a second term in office.
According to the Daily Mail, due to the fact that Obama won the elections, Papa John’s and Applebee’s threaten to fire workers over Obamacare. After Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter floated a plan to cut worker hours in order to reduce spiking employee health care costs under the Affordable Care Act, an Applebee’s franchise owner Zane Tankel threatened a hiring freeze and possible layoffs due to Obamacare.
However, because of Tankel’s response to the president’s heath care plan, his New York restaurant is being boycotted. Twitter users took to tweeting about both establishments as numerous twitter users threatened to boycott both restaurants and encouraged others to do the same. Take a look at some of the tweets:
“So far I’ve seen Papa John’s and Applebee’s threatening to fire people since their choice didn’t win the election. Disgusting on either side.”
“BOYCOTT Applebee’s NOW!”
“Add @Applebee’s to the list of unpatriotic businesses who are firing people because Barack Obama won.”
While Zane Tankel is dealing with the backlash of consumers, Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter reportedly told shareholders in a conference call that Obamacare would cost the company 11 to 14 cents per pizza and that cost would be passed on to customers. Again, many took to twitter saying:
“First Chick-fil-A, now Papa John’s. What does it say about the US when fast food has become the tool for political catalyst?”
“Thanks 4 letting us know how CHEAP you are. 10 cents?! REALLY! Officially on my DO NOT BUY LIST even if you don’t up the price.”
However, Schnatter defended his decision and told Naples News, “That’s what you do, is you pass on the costs. Unfortunately, I don’t think people know what they’re going to pay for [Obamacare].”
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Papa John’s and Applebee’s Threaten to Fire Workers Over Obamacare.