On a conference call last week, CEO and founder John Schnatter (a Mitt Romney supporter and fundraiser) said the health care law's changes — set to go into effect in 2014 — will result in higher costs for the company — which they vowed to pass onto consumers.
"Our best estimate is that the Obamacare will cost 11 to 14 cents per pizza, or 15 to 20 cents per order from a corporate basis," Schnatter said.
"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," he said.
"If Obamacare is in fact not repealed, we will find tactics to shallow out any Obamacare costs and core strategies to pass that cost onto consumers in order to protect our shareholders best interests," Schnatter vowed.
Meanwhile, the cost of that 20 cents is Papa John's employees get affordable health care. Gosh, how horrible that must be for them. Most employers would be thrilled with that and say "We're looking forward to helping our Papa John's employees stay healthy through affordable health care, including preventative care and checkups, so that people will consider our pizza chain a great place to work."
Nope. It's "It's your fault we have to give our slutty pizza drivers birth control pills, so we're going to make you customers pay for it. You should probably foment REVOLUTION as a result."
Remember, employees are the enemy.