What Do You Think About Restaurants Adding An Obamacare Surcharge To Bills? [POLL]
A restaurant group in Lubbock surprised many of their customers lately when they began implementing an Obamacare fee to customer's bills. According to EverythingLubbock.com, the extra fee at Lubbock's Buffalo Wild Wings locations is 2% of the bill.
EverythingLubbock.com was able to confirm from an employee of Buffalo Wild Wings that other locations also now have this surcharge, and it’s based on a percentage of the total bill. The receipt seems to indicate the surcharge is 2 percent of the subtotal.
In a fourth-quarter financial statement to investors, the company said, “We do think there will be some incremental costs related to the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act.”
Money.cnn.com reported in February of 2014 that restaurants in Florida had started adding an “Affordable Car Act” surcharge. At that time it was also reported that a restaurant in Los Angeles was charging 3 percent for the affordable care act.
New mandates took effect on January 1.
For example, “Employers that are subject to the employer responsibility provisions in 2015 must offer coverage to at least 70 percent of full-time employees,” the U.S. Treasury Department said on its website.
What do you think about restaurants adding the fee? Would you rather the extra fee be out in the open or rolled into higher prices? Or should there even be a fee? Let us know your thoughts in today's KFYO Poll of the Day.