John Metz, who runs 40 Denny’s and Dairy Queens, is putting a 5% surcharge on customers’ bills because of fears his business will be hit hard by Obamacare in 2014. And he plans to cut the hours of his employees.
“I think it’s a terrible thing. It’s ridiculous that the maximum hours we can give people is 28 hours a week instead of 40,’’ the West Palm Beach businessman said. “It’s going to force my employees to go out and get a second job.’’
Metz plans to hold meetings at his restaurants next month to tell his staffers of the upcoming changes.