I guess Papa John's Pizza is pulling the same, "I have to raise prices to offset the cost of ACA" thing.
Here's a great article that show this type of thing is only going to mean the corporations will make larger profits because they will be raising prices higher than they need to:
I dunno if that's gonna work in Papa John's or Dennys case unless prices go up everywhere.
I mean, lets be honest, Papa John's is already overpriced, I rarley get it because at those prices I could just go get a good pizza at a local place.
This will just drive more people to other sources of fast food pizza or local pizza joints.
As for Denny's....it's denny's. Not like there aren't a massive amount of cheap greasy food chains out their.
If people don't want to pay this self imposed price increase for "Obamacare" just shop elsewhere. Those places will still be providing health care WITHOUT the extra charge so....
EDIT: also as a side note, do people realize how ridiculous this is for a Pizza Joint to pull? As one who has a pizza joint owner in my extended family, it is the most ridiculously cash cow food business around.
Example: your typical Large Pie costs, according to him, in ingredients, 2 dollars to make. And that's for one with toppings, Cheese your talking a buck and a half.
He sells larges for 11.99 I think, last time I went. Large Cheese is 9.99
So he makes 10 dollars, essentially, a pizza. Now yes, you have to factor in other costs, but 10 dollars gross is pretty good profit margin per unit.
Now Papa Johns charges 15 dollars MINIMUM for it's large pizzas (it's like 16-18 for a pizza with toppings)
you are not convincing me they pay more per pizza for those crappy prefrozen ingredients than local places pay for actually veggies, sauce and cheese. I'm quite sure that Papa's makes 10-11 dollars per pizza.
Denny's at least has wait staff, higher cost ingredients, and other costs associated with a "Dine-in" business.
Most papa Johns have limited staff to pay and don't offer dine in services. Cry me a river.