Papa John's CEO Rails Against Obamacare, Say He'll Raise Pizza Prices If it's Not Repealed

Any Papa John's lovers out there? Well get ready to pay an extra 15 to 20 cents for your pies because the company's CEO hates Obamacare.

Papa John's executive John Schnatter "is bashing President Obama’s healthcare reform law as a policy that will force the company to choose between its customers and its investors," according to the LA Times:

And if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act rolls out as planned in 2014, Schnatter’s strategy is “of course … to pass that cost on the consumer in order to protect our shareholders’ best interest,” he said in a recent conference call.

Schnatter estimates that the legislation will cost Papa John’s about 11 cents to 14 cents per pizza, which equates to 15 cents to 20 cents per order. An average delivery charge runs $1.75 to $2.50.

You won't be shocked to hear that Schnatter is a big Romney guy who's even hosted a fundraiser for the Republican candidate.

If you're keeping tabs on right-wing-operated food chains, we have:

--Papa John's CEO: against healthcare reform

--Chick-fil-A president: against same-sex marriage

--Cracker Barrel: member of ALEC

--White Castle and Waffle House: donated to Boehner-connected super PAC

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at August 9, 2012, 8:47am

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