The Side-Eye: Founder of Papa John’s Pizza Claims Price Hike Will Occur If “Obamacare” Gets Approved

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John Schnatter, chief executive of pizza chain Papa John’s, is hatin’ on Barack’s healthcare reform law. Shiesty Schnatter says that it’s a “policy that will force the company to choose between its customers and its investors”.

Schnatter estimates that the legislation will cost Papa John’s about 11 cents to 14 cents per pizza, which equates to 15 cents to 20 cents per order. An average delivery charge runs $1.75 to $2.50.

“We’re not supportive of Obamacare like most businesses in our industry but our business model and unit economics are about as ideal as you can get for a food company to absorb Obamacare,” Schnatter said. “Ergo, we have a high ticket average with extremely high frequency of order counts, millions of pizzas per year.”

So you’re sayin’ you can’t fork over less than 1% of the of a large pizza so your employees can have health insurance?

No surprise here that John is a Republican and he recently hosted a private fundraiser for good ‘ole Mitt at his Estate in Kentucky. During the event, Mitt said:

“Who would’ve imagined pizza could build this. This is really something. Don’t you love this country? What a home this is, what grounds these are, the pool, the golf course…. This is a real tribute to America, to entrepreneurship.”

Nice one Mitt. And nice Estate Schnatty. If we had a moat we’d pay for annual check-ups for the people who worked for us.

News of the cost increase had people buzzin’ on Twitter with many requesting “businesses to stay out of politics” while others simply tweeted “*calls Dominoes*” and “*switches to Pizza Hut*”. We all agree that Schnatter makes a pretty good pie but cotdammit, these right wing foodie fools are taking things a little too far! Stick to making food and we’ll decide who to vote for without the added pressure.

Check out the full story for more interesting quotes and facts about other fast food chains feeling the “heat” of the looming “Obamacare”. Seems paying for your employees health really rubs them the wrong way.

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