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(Huffington Post)   Applebees CEO says he won't build any more restaurants because of Obamacare. And nothing of value was lost   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 141
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2012-11-09 11:30:20 AM  
You better close down a lot of them as well and really show him who is boss
 
2012-11-09 11:34:12 AM  
I only took introductory business courses in college.

I must have missed the more advanced courses where they talk about professional business acumen which includes having hissy fits at federal policies.
 
2012-11-09 11:39:40 AM  
Well, there's the silver lining, I guess.
 
2012-11-09 11:39:45 AM  
THIS is why I voted for Obama.
 
2012-11-09 11:40:41 AM  

Rev.K: I only took introductory business courses in college.

I must have missed the more advanced courses where they talk about professional business acumen which includes having hissy fits at federal policies.


Ah. You must have went to one of those liberal colleges in which it was assumed that the government would implement need-based regulations as opposed to businesses limiting government.
 
2012-11-09 11:43:38 AM  
FTFA:

The furor over Obamacare has come with a price. Arensmeyer said the organization's polling and outreach shows business leaders' understanding of the law is "very poor, and that's because of all the negative noise and the lack of focus on the facts.
 
2012-11-09 11:45:37 AM  
His margins might be down because people are tired of paying for shiatty food at inflated prices, but I'm sure he'll never even consider that possibility.

Or for Jimmy Johns, he could easily raise the price of a sandwich 50 freakin cents. He's just making excuses because he doesn't want to make an investment in his employees.

both of these goons are examples of why America's workforce is in the state it's in.
 
2012-11-09 11:49:51 AM  
These incredibly myopic conservatives truly are amazing.

"Who gives a sh*t what benefit we get from Obamacare, it costs money!"
 
2012-11-09 11:55:21 AM  
It would cost more to serve edible food, too, but he's obviously not willing to shell out for that.
 
2012-11-09 11:58:22 AM  
Thank God that Papa John is only going to raise the price of his shiatty pizza by 11-14 cents instead of stopping the spread of his franchise.

People that would eat that shiatty pie deserve to pay a little more for it. Hell, Papa John should be charged extra as a health care tax for the toxic nature of that garlic sauce bullshiat.
 
2012-11-09 11:59:24 AM  
Inside are the most pathetic people in the city with nothing to live for. It's like Applebee's with a bar. Oh, wait, Applebee's has a bar.

It's like Applebee's.


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2012-11-09 12:00:18 PM  
So is there a moderately priced chain restaurant that costs $5 more to eat at but gives their employees health care? Because I'd eat there and gladly pay $5 more, and it wouldn't even cut into the tip.
 
2012-11-09 12:00:51 PM  
Yeah, that's a good way to guarantee success of your business and get new investors. "I promise to stop improving my company!"
 
2012-11-09 12:03:39 PM  
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2012-11-09 12:04:52 PM  
Not that it really matters for this discussion, but this is the CEO of Apple-Metro, which runs about 40 restaurants. It's not the CEO of Applebee's.
 
2012-11-09 12:05:15 PM  

nekom: So is there a moderately priced chain restaurant that costs $5 more to eat at but gives their employees health care? Because I'd eat there and gladly pay $5 more, and it wouldn't even cut into the tip.


I don't care what their politics are, there is nothing that would get me to eat at Crapplebee's. I haven't eaten at one since the early 1990's.
 
2012-11-09 12:06:12 PM  
We have a Jimmy John's close to us. I get lunch from them a few times a month. I always remark that they must be running very thin profit margins to *deliver* a pretty good (far better than Subway, at least) sandwich to me for $5. I would still feel like I'm getting a great deal at $6...especially if I knew that it meant some douchbag CEO couldn't use "Obamacare (booga! booga!)" as an excuse to fark his employees.
 
2012-11-09 12:07:09 PM  

Shostie: Not that it really matters for this discussion, but this is the CEO of Apple-Metro, which runs about 40 restaurants. It's not the CEO of Applebee's.


Yeah, he's an Applebee's Franchisee, which is fairly clearly stated in the headline -- but in order to see that, you'd have to click on and then read the article. Since this whole thing is about making snap decisions without really understanding the facts first, it's actually somewhat appropriate.
 
2012-11-09 12:07:18 PM  

Nabb1: I don't care what their politics are, there is nothing that would get me to eat at Crapplebee's. I haven't eaten at one since the early 1990's.


I really don't get the hate they seem to get. As far as the food goes, it's on par with other chain places in its price range.
 
2012-11-09 12:07:54 PM  
this law doesn't just effect applebee's. it effects every restaurant. so i just expect all of them to raise prices simultaneously.
 
2012-11-09 12:09:28 PM  
To steal a quote from another farker in one of the Papa John's threads...

"Fark that.. the last thing I want is to have my food served by someone healthy"
 
2012-11-09 12:09:29 PM  

SlothB77: this law doesn't just effect applebee's. it effects every restaurant. so i just expect all of them to raise prices simultaneously.


Good, then maybe they can go out of business and we can get some decent food for a change.

Actually, let's just get everyone to eat at great local restaurants and maybe they'll just go away on their own.
 
2012-11-09 12:10:14 PM  
How many more Obamacares would we have to pass to extend this effect to TGIFridays and Outback?
 
2012-11-09 12:12:25 PM  

nekom: I really don't get the hate they seem to get. As far as the food goes, it's on par with other chain places in its price range.


It might have been a coincidence, but the last time I ate there I was literally rushed to the hospital that evening with uncontrollable vomiting.
 
2012-11-09 12:12:30 PM  
This isn't the Applebees CEO, it's just one franchisee. Better, it's the franchisee who owns most/all of the Applebees in and around NYC. Call me crazy, but I'm pretty sure New Yorkers will still be able to find someplace to eat, even if this guy stops opening new Applebees around the city.
 
2012-11-09 12:15:49 PM  
Why would you look for a location that would turn a profit? Duh

Unless you can't turn a profit; capitalism+irony=butt hurt.
 
2012-11-09 12:17:01 PM  

nekom: Nabb1: I don't care what their politics are, there is nothing that would get me to eat at Crapplebee's. I haven't eaten at one since the early 1990's.

I really don't get the hate they seem to get. As far as the food goes, it's on par with other chain places in its price range.


Well, in the interest of full disclosure, I moved to New Orleans in 1996, and you pretty much have to drive out to the suburbs to find chain places. There are plenty of cheap places to eat around me that aren't chains, and I'd have to go way out of my way to eat at an Applebee's.
 
2012-11-09 12:18:34 PM  

sweetmelissa31: nekom: I really don't get the hate they seem to get. As far as the food goes, it's on par with other chain places in its price range.

It might have been a coincidence, but the last time I ate there I was literally rushed to the hospital that evening with uncontrollable vomiting.


Chris Berman has that effect on me, too.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-11-09 12:21:31 PM  
Well, now we know what to think of the business skills of Republicans.

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2012-11-09 12:27:45 PM  
If Grizzlebee's goes out of business, who's going to fund the sequel to "Tinfins?"
 
2012-11-09 12:28:03 PM  
Yet another upside of Obamacare. Now if we can only get the Chile's, TGI Fridays, and Olive Garden guys to follow suit.
 
2012-11-09 12:30:37 PM  

sweetmelissa31: nekom: I really don't get the hate they seem to get. As far as the food goes, it's on par with other chain places in its price range.

It might have been a coincidence, but the last time I ate there I was literally rushed to the hospital that evening with uncontrollable vomiting.


If you look at the incubation time for most food poisoning bugs, it's unlikely that you picked up whatever that was at the Applebee's. Generally you need 24-48 hours for things to really result in uncontrollable vomiting. A poisoning case would be different (exposure to chemical cleaning agents or the like).

I'm also not that kind of doctor, so this is not medical advice...
 
2012-11-09 12:31:20 PM  
I'm really enjoying watching all of these rich job creators willingly hurt their own businesses because they don't want to adjust. Wasn't there a time when Americans were made of tougher stuff? Now we're all whiny and sh*t and ready to fall down, curl into a ball, and cry our eyes out at the smallest sign of change or difficulty.
 
2012-11-09 12:31:56 PM  
if you run a retail business, WHY THE F*CK WOULD YOU MAKE A POLITICAL STATEMENT OF ANY KIND AND RISK LOSING HALF YOUR CUSTOMERS?

it just boggles the mind.
 
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2012-11-09 12:35:32 PM  

Pocket Ninja: How many more Obamacares would we have to pass to extend this effect to TGIFridays and Outback?


I quit eating at the Steakback Outhouse after their annoying jingle came out years ago.
 
2012-11-09 12:37:13 PM  
I actually like Outback, but I prefer non-chain places.
 
2012-11-09 12:37:22 PM  
Damn! I was going to take my Grandma to Applebee's next week...
 
2012-11-09 12:38:54 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: SlothB77: this law doesn't just effect applebee's. it effects every restaurant. so i just expect all of them to raise prices simultaneously.

Good, then maybe they can go out of business and we can get some decent food for a change.

Actually, let's just get everyone to eat at great local restaurants and maybe they'll just go away on their own.


My thoughts exactly. Another win for the true small businesses...as promised.

/You have to have at least 25 employees to be affected by the ACA
//Also, larger businesses that don't offer medical coverage aren't going to attract workers as competent as those that do
 
2012-11-09 12:38:54 PM  

GAT_00: Yeah, that's a good way to guarantee success of your business and get new investors. "I promise to stop improving my company!"


Your statement is exactly what I do not understand about all of the business owner whining. They want to limit potential profits and allow competitors to get footholds in their markets because that somehow makes a political statement? I am sure that their competition appreciates it.
 
2012-11-09 12:38:55 PM  

daemoncan: Damn! I was going to take my Grandma to Applebee's next week...


Now you'll just have to take her to Chik-fil-A to get gay married instead....
 
2012-11-09 12:42:35 PM  

GreenAdder: If Grizzlebee's goes out of business, who's going to fund the sequel to "Tinfins?"


You'll wish you had less fun!
 
2012-11-09 12:46:25 PM  
I think it would be even better for businesses if the responsibility was shifted to every American in the form of single payer. You'd think every other industry besides health insurance would be for this.
 
2012-11-09 12:47:55 PM  
It's a free market. Somebody will come along who can build them and will.

Seriously, if these guys base business decisions on such BS, how did they ever get where they are?
 
2012-11-09 12:51:14 PM  
The problem with Applebees is that they really stopped innovating when Steve Jobs died
 
2012-11-09 12:59:17 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: SlothB77: this law doesn't just effect applebee's. it effects every restaurant. so i just expect all of them to raise prices simultaneously.

Good, then maybe they can go out of business and we can get some decent food for a change.

Actually, let's just get everyone to eat at great local restaurants and maybe they'll just go away on their own.


This. Because if anyone has the resources to ride out pricing/cost issues it is the small independent owner and not a franchise with corporate backing.
 
2012-11-09 01:03:08 PM  

roc6783: GAT_00: Yeah, that's a good way to guarantee success of your business and get new investors. "I promise to stop improving my company!"

Your statement is exactly what I do not understand about all of the business owner whining. They want to limit potential profits and allow competitors to get footholds in their markets because that somehow makes a political statement? I am sure that their competition appreciates it.


eh, i've heard of local small businesses moving in the same direction of less expanding and none of them made it public

the irony is the companies that sit on their cash instead of re-investing or hiring are the ones least impacted by any of this, small businesses that hire a lot and have smaller margins are going to be the most impacted tho and it's easy to see a lot of full-time positions being replaced by part-time

applebees isn't really in either category tho, neither was that vegas guy that fired all of his employees
 
2012-11-09 01:06:06 PM  
My uncle works for Carrier(A/C) and they are going to be doing the same thing, can't afford to operate under those guidelines. I wasn't too happy about Obamacare either, but now I got a great job with great benefits, so no biggie.
 
2012-11-09 01:10:08 PM  

El_Perro: This isn't the Applebees CEO, it's just one franchisee. Better, it's the franchisee who owns most/all of the Applebees in and around NYC. Call me crazy, but I'm pretty sure New Yorkers will still be able to find someplace to eat, even if this guy stops opening new Applebees around the city.


I used to go to this wonderful Scottish burger joint when I lived there, Mcsomething. I can't remember now.
 
2012-11-09 01:10:54 PM  

Donnchadha: sweetmelissa31: nekom: I really don't get the hate they seem to get. As far as the food goes, it's on par with other chain places in its price range.

It might have been a coincidence, but the last time I ate there I was literally rushed to the hospital that evening with uncontrollable vomiting.

If you look at the incubation time for most food poisoning bugs, it's unlikely that you picked up whatever that was at the Applebee's. Generally you need 24-48 hours for things to really result in uncontrollable vomiting. A poisoning case would be different (exposure to chemical cleaning agents or the like).

I'm also not that kind of doctor, so this is not medical advice...


Food intoxication could set in that soon though.
 
2012-11-09 01:11:24 PM  
Real businessmen adjust to the external factors. They evolve or die. The only thing that drives hiring is ability to meet demand. nothing else. taxes don't enter into it.
 
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