Customers of some Gator's Dockside restaurants in Central Florida are now being charged more to cover worker health care costs.
A 1 percent surcharge had been added to checks at Gator's Dockside restaurants in Clermont, Eustis, The Villages and Lakeland, informing customers that the cost will cover health insurance that the owners will be required to provide for employees under the Affordable Care Act.
"We just want to be transparent with that cost. We want everyone to know this is what its going towards," said Clermont Gator's Dockside General Manager Chayse Neal. "We're not increasing costs just because. It is a fee that we're paying."
The participating restaurants say without the extra income, they would be forced to cut employee hours.
So what is the price of tyranny? 1%. 1% so that your waitress can see a doctor. 1% so that your cook can get that cough looked at. 1% so that your hostess doesn't have to wear long sleeves to cover that embarrassing eczema.
I'm sure these jokers are trying to make a political point, and they certainly did. How can Papa John afford that third tennis court under economic hardships like this?