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Papa John's CEO John Schnatter Says Company Will Reduce Workers' Hours In Response To Obamacare

10:14 pm - 11/09/2012

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In the wake of President Obama's reelection, one CEO is doubling down on his criticisms of Obamacare.

Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter said he plans on passing the costs of health care reform to his business onto his workers. Schnatter said he will likely reduce workers’ hours, as a result of President Obama's reelection, the Naples News reports. Schnatter made headlines over the summer when he told shareholders that the cost of a Papa John’s pizza will increase by between 11 and 14 cents due to Obamacare.

"I got in a bunch of trouble for this," he said, referring to the comments he made in August, according to Naples News. "That's what you do, is you pass on costs. Unfortunately, I don't think people know what they're going to pay for this."

Schnatter went on to say he's neither in support of, nor against the Affordable Care Act, even admitting that "the good news is 100 percent of the population is going to have health insurance.” But he’s not the only one in the chain restaurant industry to admit that workers hours may be reduced, since Obamacare mandates that only employees that work more than 30 hours per week are covered under their employers health insurance plan. For example, Darden restaurants, the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster, has already experimented with reducing workers hours in anticipation of the legislation.

Others have responded to the added costs of Obamacare more harshly, includingApplebee's which has said it won’t hire new workers because of the law. Just this week, a Georgia business owner also claimed he cut employees due to Obamacareand in fact had specifically laid off those who he thought had voted for President Obama.


Welp, yet another reason to patronize my local pizza place (that and their pizza isn't total shit...Go Amante is Seattle!) Also, yeah--I realy believe that this douchcanoe is totally neutral on Obamacare. Riiiiight.
skellington1 10th-Nov-2012 09:30 pm (UTC)
LOL! I've mixed ingredients on the counter, but you have to make a crater in your mountain, and you have to add water SLOWLY. Not sure why you'd do that if you have a bowl handy, though! :P
the_physicist 10th-Nov-2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
well, i thought about using a bowl, but i can't cook to save my life, so i thought i'd better follow the recipe. i did the whole mountain and crater thing and added the water slowly. it was like a volcano, being careful that it wouldn't flow out of the top... but then the water started coming out all over the mountain at the base and flowing very quickly all over the counter and down the back where i can't clean and getting the buttons of the cooker all gooey and yeah...

basically... not a mistake i'm going to be doing again. friggin using a bowl next time.

after i told everyone i followed a Jamie Oliver recipe they all laughed their arses off and said "well, what were you expecting?! him to tell you how to do it the easy and simple way? also: did he tell you to use a litre of olive oil?"
skellington1 10th-Nov-2012 10:36 pm (UTC)
LOL, they have a point.

But 'slowly' I actually meant that you have to pour a TINY bit and then work it in. A tiny bit and work it in. Repeat ad nauseam. Things you wouldn't learn unless you'd watched a great gran make bread that way, I'm thinking!
the_physicist 10th-Nov-2012 10:46 pm (UTC)
that will be where i went wrong then. XD

i just googled the recipe again to double check if i was the silly one here and misread the instructions. here they are:

"In a jug, mix the yeast, sugar and olive oil into the water and leave for a few minutes, then pour into the well. Using a fork, bring the flour in gradually from the sides and swirl it into the liquid. "

i think... given those instructions i don't have to feel too stupid and will continue to blame Jamie Oliver for the mess in the kitchen. for future i know though not to do that, hahaha!
skellington1 10th-Nov-2012 10:48 pm (UTC)
LOL, DEFINITELY blame Oliver. Those are bad instructions. The only time I've seen it work when all the liquid's poured in at once like that are when the 'liquid' is eggs. Darn it, Oliver, just use a bowl like normal people! P
the_physicist 10th-Nov-2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
lol, Oliver use a bowl like normal folk?! XD

bwhahaha! yeah, i guess that won't happen. i should have known better than to follow that recipe to be honest. in that sense, my fault. :P

it also didn't make any difference that the ingredients were mixed up by me going "shit, shit, shit!!!" and not gently fluffing stuff in with a fork. so i think a bowl will not make the dough any worse either, hahaha.
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