Oh, It’s On Now: Obamacare Will Raise Pizza Prices

The CEO of Papa John’s says that Obamacare could have a devastating effect on my household food budget, of which a third is set aside for pizza (the rest is for Chick-Fil-A and Doritos):

“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“If Obamacare is in fact not repealed, we will find tactics to shallow out any Obamacare costs and core strategies to pass that cost onto consumers in order to protect our shareholders best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.

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