When the news first broke weeks ago that for Papa John’s to conform to the mandates of the Affordable Care Act, they would have to increase the price of each pizza by a little more than a dime, I thought to myself, “well that isn’t to bad, is that really all it would cost, cause I’ll pay that.” Wonkette notes this as well as includes a list of all the chain restaurants that really don’t deserve your business.
John Schnatter, founder of Papa John’s pizza, is LIVID and he is NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE. You want his employees to have health care coverage? Well FINE, he’ll GIVE them health care coverage but it will cost you do-gooder liberals ten cents more per pizza, does that make you HAPPY? Actually, it might make you happy. We at Wonkette have concluded that we will pay ten cents more per pizza if it will ensure that the person making it is able to see a doctor when he gets sick. And we wonder why this didn’t happen sooner, if all it took was ten cents more per pizza to get employee health care coverage. Is that really all it costs? Ten cents per pizza? If so, then maybe the CEO of Papa John’s should have done this a long time ago. But again, this attitude is why we are not the CEO of a multi-billion dollar pizza company.
I don’t eat, I mean EVER at any of the chain restaurants on this list. About the only fast food I consume, which is rare includes Fazoli’s (pasta) and St. Louis Bread Company (Panera everywhere else outside of the St. Louis area). I really hope these folks pain for being both “cheap” and “heartless” business owners!