ObamaCare Even Makes Pizza More Expensive
ObamaCare ruins everything. My insurance is worthless and everything I buy is more expensive.
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Editor’s note: Since the publication of this article, Franny’s has retracted the ObamaCare surcharge. A letter sent to the restaurant’s customers reads: “Given the stated preference of our guests as well as the potential for misinterpretations into the future, we will retract the surcharge and reconfigure our menu pricing instead.”
The owners of popular Brooklyn pizza restaurantFranny’s have begun adding a 3 percent surcharge to every check to cover the cost of employees’ Affordable Care Act benefits. (Restaurateurs with 50 or more full-time staffers must provide coverage by 2016 or be fined up to $2,000 per employee.)
That’s on top of raising pizza prices, pre-surcharge, from $18 to $20.
Are they downing too much grappa on Flatbush Avenue?
A hero shop I once knew posted notices of 3-cents-per-ounce wholesale butter hikes to justify charging $1 more for a salami sandwich. We expected something less tacky from classy Franny’s, which has set a higher bar for casual, locally sourced Italian cuisine in its neighborhood since 2004.