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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:23 PM

The latest restaurant CEO to bellyache about Obamacare: Subway

Perfect timing. Their "Februany" promotion that lets you have something other than bare-bones footlongs* for $5 ends tomorrow. And I already have my lunch for tomorrow safely in the cube.

*-actual length may vary

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100501700

Fred Deluca, the founder of privately-held Subway Restaurants, said government regulations are hurting small businesses and that this environment has prevented entrepreneurs from creating value in the market. "If I started Subway today, Subway would not exist," Deluca told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" Wednesday....

The Subway founder pointed to a number of government regulations that are degrading the business environment for entrepreneurs. Examples include the Affordable Care Act, an increase in the minimum wages and the end of the payroll tax holiday.

The Affordable Care Act, often referred to as "Obamacare," is "the biggest concern of our franchisees," Deluca said. "They don't know what to expect. It's causing a lot of concern, but that too will be passed on to the consumer."




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Reply The latest restaurant CEO to bellyache about Obamacare: Subway (Original post)
KamaAina Feb 2013 OP
patrice Feb 2013 #1
Cleita Feb 2013 #4
riderinthestorm Feb 2013 #11
HughBeaumont Feb 2013 #20
frylock Feb 2013 #2
KamaAina Feb 2013 #10
frylock Feb 2013 #13
madville Feb 2013 #3
jmowreader Feb 2013 #5
lunasun Feb 2013 #7
jmowreader Feb 2013 #8
lunasun Feb 2013 #9
zbdent Feb 2013 #6
Cha Feb 2013 #12
Jeff In Milwaukee Feb 2013 #14
KamaAina Feb 2013 #15
Jeff In Milwaukee Feb 2013 #16
Puzzledtraveller Feb 2013 #17
AsahinaKimi Feb 2013 #18
Populist_Prole Feb 2013 #22
Stuart G Feb 2013 #19
Populist_Prole Feb 2013 #21

Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:24 PM

1. Well, then, the stupid f's should have actively supported SINGLE PAYER.

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Response to patrice (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:09 PM

4. Bingo!

They have no one to blame but themselves.

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Response to patrice (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:39 PM

11. +10000 nt

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Response to patrice (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:25 PM

20. Those stupid F's all being in the same big club is exactly WHY they'll never support it.

Not to mention single payer takes power away from the emploYER and shifts it to the emploYEE.

Think about it . . . people wouldn't stay in shite jobs for the benefits because that would no longer be part of the equation.

Companies couldn't cry "Lower Wages" since their biggest "burden" would no longer be part of the equation.

Those enterprising individuals would be able to start businesses because their biggest concern in hiring . . .. would no longer be part of the equation.

Companies could no longer legally practice ageism because the reason for doing so . . . would no longer be part of the equation.

A dependent worker is an obedient and submissive worker. And that's why universal health care will never see the light of day in this country without a major fight from the public.

"This isn't about Food! This is about keeping those ants in LINE!"

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:56 PM

2. submarina is better anyway

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Response to frylock (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:23 PM

10. So are lots of other places, I'm sure.

Togo's here in California, or Blimpie in NYC, for instance. I've never heard of Submarina; Jimmy John's in the Midwest is just as RW as Subway.

But just as Wendy's, In-N-Out, Culver's, et al., are better than McDonald's, or Peet's coffee is better than Starbucks, they don't have the same nationwide reach.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:00 PM

13. i try and frequent the mom n pop establishments as much as possible..

like The Grinder In El Cajon. Been going there since I was a kid.

http://www.elcajongrinder.com/

I also drive 40 minutes round trip to El Cajon to get my pies at a place called Marechiaro's. An Italian place that's been there since 1955. Best pizza on the planet IMHO.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:03 PM

3. Restaurants work on thin margins

They'll use it as a reason to raise prices or at least limit all employees to 29 hours or both.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:11 PM

5. The next question...

Aside from Walmart with a thousand Subway locations, Pilot Flying J with hundreds of truck stop Subways, and Loves Travel Centers with hundreds of locations, how many Subway franchisees have over 50 employees? And those three don't really count because the government would consider a Subway worker in a Love's to work for Love's.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:31 PM

7. I think the Walmart ones are franchise with concessionaire agreement-Loves maybe same

if any one franchise owner had multiple stores ,employees could add up.....
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How does any private business survive in other countries with healthcare???- must be impossible!

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Response to lunasun (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 09:27 PM

8. Your last question is very good

How in hell DO they survive?

Taxes are higher. Wages are higher in a lot of places. Worker protections are greater in many places. Go somewhere like Germany or Sweden and you will find unbelievable restrictions on business...but business thrives there.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:58 PM

9. But according to these greedy freaks it is damn near impossible

Is this greed what makes us so exceptional???
What a load of crap and people eat it up

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:15 PM

6. How to save the money ...

1. Fire the jingle writers ...

2. Quit relying on contests

3. Quit paying celebrities

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:26 AM

12. Look at it as a great investment

for their employees.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:11 PM

14. The payroll tax holiday did not effect businesses.

It was a reduction in payroll taxes paid by employees (from 6.2% to 4.2%). Employers paid 6.2% with no reduction.

Asshat.

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:12 PM

15. He thinks people are buying fewer sandwiches because their take-home pay is less.

Still an asshat.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:14 PM

16. Yep.

Social Security is bankrupt.

Here. Have a practically-foot-long sandwich...

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:14 PM

17. We just received our first training on ACA

I must admit, as far as the administrative side of it for states, it's looking to be a cluster. But I imagined all new things like this are when they start out. One thing to note, in my state, if you are between 18-49 and don't have dependents. You are still on your own.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:15 PM

18. I think I will start boycotting Subway...

Besides, there is a local place that puts together a better sub. I love subway Turkey subs, but this squawking is enough to make me go to the local place.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #18)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:06 PM

22. That's easy to do since their sandwiches are awful anyway

Local places are always better anyway.

Subway sandwiches always seemed very spare and always had a less than the sum of their parts taste and mouthfeel to them. They're only popular because there are just so many of them and they cost less than places that make good sandwiches.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:15 PM

19. Another Idiot who can't keep his mouth shut...nt

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:48 PM

21. Why is it that it's always the CEOs who hawk the shittiest food the loudest complaniners of ACA?

Seriously. Subway? Their sandwiches are regarded, even by people who think chain food is good, to be the absolute bottom of the line of all the chains. It's even a shittier sub to subs than what Papa Johns is to pizza.

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