More Obamacare fallout: Darden Restaurants mulls cutting workers’ hours

As Twitchy reported, the unhinged Left is organizing a boycott of Papa John’s because it is taking steps to reduce the costs of complying with Obamacare.  Applebee’s also has come under fire after a franchisee said he may halt expansion in response to Obamacare.

Today another restaurant owner, Darden, has come under fire from liberals for considering moving full-time workers to part-time status:

In an experiment apparently aimed at keeping down the cost of health-care reform, Orlando-based Darden Restaurants has stopped offering full-time schedules to many hourly workers in at least a few Olive Gardens, Red Lobsters and LongHorn Steakhouses.

Darden said the test is taking place in “a select number” of restaurants in four markets, including Central Florida, but would not give details. The company said there has been no decision made about expanding it.

Darden, based in Orando, Fla., owns and operates Olive Garden, Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants.

Naturally, the Left is outraged. How dare a company try to stay profitable!

Other restaurants reportedly considering cutting  workers’ hours as a result of Obamacare include the White Castle hamburger chain and McDonald’s.

According to Paul Keckley, executive director of the Deloitte Center for Health Statistics, “there’s not a company in [the casual-dining sector] that [isn’t] looking at this.”

It sounds like liberals will be eating out a lot less.

  • Will

    The Free Stuff American #FSA is bleeding the country dry.

    • carla5731

      Here are a few like-minded Americans:

      If this group fails, I recommend buying gold and burying it in the backyard.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Don’t forget firearms.

        “Under the Obama administration, gun sales will necessarily skyrocket” ~Me

        • SpinMeNot

          oh holy crap on cracker … he has helped the economy.

          Well, in fairness, he’s only mostly incompetent. He’s managed to help one group of business owners.

      • SpinMeNot

        And put the gold in the gunsafe next to the firearms.

  • Dan Cooper

    How quickly they forget that the CEO of Darden is a liberal, and has met with Obama several times in the WH!

    Liberals really don’t have any grasp of reality, do they?

    • Zanshi

      I think liberal biz owners forget what happens when they vote for their guy… until AFTER they realize they have to cut their workforce.

      • SwTk

        But hey, it was cool to be for Obama. It made you look informed and tolerant. Someone who had their shit in one sock. Now, they are all pissed because they only have one sock. It reminds me of another fast food mantra. “Have it your way.” They have it. Why are they so PO’ed? Especially when they have way too many models to study that did not work. Communism, socialism… Greece. Morons all of them.

  • Robert Phelps

    If everyone boycotts these businesses enough, then they won’t be in business anymore and then what? Oh, then the libs will complain that they have nowhere to eat, nowhere to shop. I guess then the government will have to open it’s own stores and then the libs can stand in line for overpriced goods. Sound familiar. Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.

    • my preciousss!!

      that’s like the Soviet Union as i saw on tv many yrs ago. lines were long and shelves 80% empty. that’s a scary thought.

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      I swear, I think that’s their real plan. They WANT more people dependent on government.

      • yahneverknow


      • mojorisin69

        Of course it is. What’s new? ….. Progressives need to tear down Capitalism to re-build a Socialist utopia. That’s Marxism 101

    • disqusplaya

      ECON 101 FAIL. Boycotts do not change demand in the aggregate, they redirect consumer spending to other businesses.
      In this specific case, Papa’s will just now be on the “black list” and many will visit locally owned non-chain pizza restaurants.
      Robert, I suggest a rudimentary class in how businesses work.

  • Andrew

    So If I’m reading this right eventually I will be able to dine at a chain restaurant and it will be liberal free?

    • TugboatPhil

      That’s what I was thinking. It would be very pleasant.

      • Guest

        • Lyle E Long

          one is a slimey wiggly stinky slug and the other is a fly baby

        • SwTk

          As usual, libtards simply do not have a grasp of economic necessities
          – along with anything that resembles common sense. If they actually cared about anything beyond themselves or their needs, they would rally and start patronizing these companies MORE in order to help the folks whose hours are being cut in half.

          • Lord Foggybottom

            Liberals only care about other people when their own money isn’t involved.

          • Jason

            Yeah. You’re right. I guess that’s why most welfare goes to Red states and least to Blue states. Look it up, loser. You are clueless when it comes to policy, but hate and ignorance are yours to keep.

          • Gallatin

            Prove it.

          • Jason

            “Libtards.” This is the intelligence of you people.

            What a joke the GOP has become. Relying on people like this.

            A fourth grade mentality in a party already made up of old, white, ignorant creeps. Please keep your strategy of widening the tent. OUr tent!

          • TexSizzle

            Just following the example you have set for us over the past several decades. It hurts when it’s done back to you?? Call a waaaaahmbulance.

          • Gallatin

            Hmmm another Libtard.

    • TiLiNi

      Ha! Lovely. Less trash to look at.

    • Slam1263

      I see that Mikey D’s 0bamacare exemption doesn’t get brought up any more.

    • yahneverknow


    • Gallatin

      Well I’ll be, there is a silver lining to this election.

    • Rendi


    • conservativechick

      What a bunch if idiots. They think businesses WANT to lose money? How pathetic! They are going to have a hard time keeping up, I’m afraid. This list gets UPDATED DAILY!

    • Jason

      Yup! Go for it. You’ll be in an atmosphere where your hate and sickness can thrive. You can get drunk, eat fat foods and live like a true “Christian,” hate, hate, hate. That’s the GOP way.

      You know, I am so happy you all are sticking to your hate campaign. It helps us register more latinos, african-americans, gays, muslims, native americans and women. All of whom have been the target of your long history of hate attacks and none of whom you will win in the next election.

      It is amazing that you think the politics of subtraction works. But the Lord knows, it makes our effort so much easier.

      • TheOriginalDonald

        Have fun eating at home, because that’ll be the one place not laying off employees/closing PERMANENTLY because of ObamaTaxes

        • disqusplaya

          YEAH! And then you’ll get kicked out of your house and it will get foreclosed because Obama… oh wait.. that was Bush Jr.

    • RanierWest

      no, it will be full of ignorant obama voters still, just thinner of activists who hate america

  • Jeff

    Socialism meet Capitalism

  • Mike Horve

    I don’t think that any of boycott now club will ever start a business.

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    Proggie-free dining, hmm? Sounds nice

    The oiking always gives me headaches, which gets on my nerves…

  • JustLikeAnimals

    If you think it’s sad and despicable that worker’s hours are getting cut because of increased healthcare costs, just wait until the layoff’s start because of the downturn in business caused by the boycotts. Do liberals actually breathe and oxygenate their brains before they think? Dumbasses.

    The upside to all of this is that liberals will eventually boycott themselves to starvation, so theoretically there should be less of them on the planet soon and some sense of normalcy can start to return to this country. Stupid humans.


    I will be going to LongHorn more often.

  • Steve_J

    If the “boycotters”* had been paying attention five years ago they would have heard people predicitng this would be one of the consequences of Obamacare. Wait until the find out another consequence is going to be fewer and fewer companies hiring fewer and fewer people.
    *That is a sexist term.

  • Brett McMicken

    why are liberals so angry? in the first place, those business owners didn’t build those businesses and, in the second place, liberals can just give people jobs since they have all the answers

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Good one, Papa didn’t build that! I’ve posed that other comment to any number of our sorry little trolls here — since you are obviously such a business expert, YOU go out and open a pizza place, and YOU hire all the good honest workers that are getting laid off by meanypants Rethuglicans.

      LOL. They tell me that I’m talking crazy. Well, I guess I am, huh?

    • yahneverknow

      “why are liberals so angry?”

      I’m starting to think it’s the diet. Low blood sugar from lack of carbs? Or maybe fatigue from vegan lack of protein. I think they need more cookies.

  • ackerson

    Liberals are too lazy to work and are only interested in handouts.

  • GreenEyedGal

    It would be really great to see these geniuses really pull off this boycott, drive all these companies out of business, put all the employees out of work, increase the unemployment which will necessarily increase taxes on the “rich” to pay for all the extra people out of work, and just generally drive our economy further down the tubes. Hey you stupid, mindless, ignorant progressive scourge! You asked for it, we all get it! #Forward!

    • disqusplaya

      Umm… won’t other restaurants open? ^^ doest understand business

      • Maria Seeger

        Who in their right mind would want to open a restaurant knowing that they have to provide healthcare insurance if they have 50+ employees, all of whom work 30 hours a week? You clearly don’t understand business, and I have to laugh every time I see a comment like yours, disqusplaya, because clearly you haven’t got a clue.
        My son-in-law found out to his sorrow that running a restaurant not only isn’t easy, but it’s a good way to go broke real fast. But then, that’s what he gets for not doing his homework and not planning ahead of the game. So, you try to get the financing necessary to open a restaurant and see how long it takes you to go broke.
        A lot of small businesses are closing their doors, not just restaurants. And no, they’re not going to be replaced by other people. It’s just a bad market all the way around. Banks aren’t lending and the economy sucks.

        • disqusplaya

          Who in their right mind would want to open a restaurant

          Same reason anyone opens a business. As Mr Wonderful says… TO MAKE M-O-N-E-Y.

          Listen, cutting people’s hours when there are sufficient customers isn’t going to drive down demand. That demand will go somewhere. What WILL happen is customers will get crummy service from grumpy employees. This is basic economics. Basic business sense.

          As to your “lot of small business closing their doors” – this must be a regional thing. Lots of restaurants closed in 2009 and 2010, but in my city the restaurants left (who were managed well) have been PACKED with 1 hour waits on weekends. I also own a commercial space and had someone visit last week who is looking to open a restaurant. Needless to say my reality doesn’t match yours. Maybe you live in the rust belt?

          Let the mediocre players “fire” their customers, there are hundreds of competent businessmen waiting in line to make a profit.

          I think the bigger issue here – Papa John’s is not being run well.

          • GreenEyedGal

            Who can MAKE M-O-N-E-Y when the government is confiscating it all? I’m sure there are hundreds of “businessmen” waiting in line to make a profit, but it’s not certain they’re “competent”. Unless someone has some scheme to further suck off Uncle Sam, it’s going to be next to impossible to make a business work in this economy. You don’t know reality. That’s your problem.

          • disqusplaya

            News flash: Business profits are up and the stock market has MORE THAN DOUBLED since Bush left office while Obama has been in charge.

            I swear, I’m so tired of you sore loser whiny republicans. Put on your big girl panties and deal, stop acting like a victim looking for the government to fix your problems.

            Step up to the plate and take some responsibility for being successful. It’s not that hard. Thats what America is about! Lots of people are -WINNING- now. What is your excuse?

          • GaryTheBrave

            The ONLY reason the Dow is up is that Quantitative Easings have diluted the dollar to about 60%+/- of it’s value when Obama took office. In reality it has a value of about 9,000 in 2008 dollars.

            The Dow still has not reached it’s record level that it reached when Bush was in office and the GOP controlled both houses.

          • katiehutton

            Dow down 5.45% since sham election almost 700 pts.

          • Fear Da Day

            What kind of liberal are you? I thought companies who try to make M-O-N-E-Y are evil, greed-mongering capitalist pigs? Right?

          • GaryTheBrave

            You know how to make $1,000,000 in the restaurant business? Start with $2,000,000.

      • Gallatin

        Be sure to let me know when your restaurant is open.

      • GreenEyedGal

        Hey genius. When you boycott all these “mean” businesses out of business and their employees no longer take home paychecks, that means they will have to get another job. Only, no one will be hiring. And they’ll still have families to feed and mortgages to pay. So they’ll wind up on the government teat. How are we going to pay for that? Obama is going to say the “rich” need to pay more! Only, there will be fewer “rich” than before because Obama is killing a lot of them off with this round of economic devastation. So how are these now unemployed and former “rich” going to be able to go to the restaurants you stupid progies consider “fair”? They can’t afford it! You ignorant, foolish, envious morons have brought the whole system down and you can’t even see it! ^^ doesn’t understand economics OR business.

        • disqusplaya

          How many businesses have you run in your lives. Let the weak go out of business, sharks like me will take over and be profitable. Whiny whiny weak republicants.

        • Heather New

          You think that people who work part time at Papa Johns have mortgages How adorable. See with less people going to Papa Johns for food, this means more going to the grocery store, and Pizza Hut and Dominos. All of those places with their new increased demands will need to hire more employees, while spoiled brats like the CEO of Papa Johns will learn that it doesn’t pay to alienate the people who buy food from you. All he had to do was raise his prices less then 1 percent. Or make a slightly smaller pizza. Or not spend money on Romney’s campaign.

          • GreenEyedGal

            Heather, the fact that you don’t know that people who work part time at Papa Johns have mortgages just goes to show how completely unqualified you are to make any statement on this subject.

            I’ve known many a parent to work part-time jobs at pizza places to make ends meet, provide for families, keep roofs over head. It’s stressful and hard work, because they have a full time job as well as the part-time and the family they’re trying to care for. I realize you don’t understand the true American work ethic.

            Schnatter is going to have to raise the price of a pizza regardless of whether he covers his employees under Obamacare. The price of fuel and supplies are going up. And wait till inflation hits. So you want him to raise his price to cover Obamacare AND the increase in supplies? That would amount to more than 1%. If he made a smaller pizza to cover the cost of Obamacare, should he make it even smaller then to cover the other increasing costs?

            Schnatter can spend money on any campaign he chooses. HE made that money. HE put sweat, hours, thoughts, worry, into that business. What did you put into it? Nothing? YOU DIDN’T BUILD THAT! So shut up! I

            ‘ll tell you what, you think you could do what he does, only better, you go open your own little pizza shop. You can branch out, open chains, start franchises. And while you’re doing that, you can pay for your employees’ Obamacare AND the increasing costs of supplies, raise the price of your pizza and make them smaller. You don’t have a clue what was required of him to build what he built. But you have the nerve to tell him how he should run it. Why should he listen to you, you arrogant ignoramus?

            Go troll somewhere else.

          • katiehutton

            Papa John’s CEO a liberal friend of POTUS

  • PennyRobinsonFanClub

    LOL gotta love the childishness — Red Lobster & Olive Garden (and the others I suppose) are . . . you guessed it — -RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACIST!!!!!

    • yahneverknow

      I love the salad and breadsticks. I’m a racist lover?

  • WyldeLyfe

    How long before Executive Order #805968059860458 prohibiting companies from firing, reducing hours, layoffs?

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Directive 10-289?

  • WyldeLyfe

    Honest to God in Heaven, I truly believe that liberals are intelligence-challenged replicants. They simply cannot be human. Skin-jobs.

  • American Conservatism


    Peacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.

    As the founding fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776:

    “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

    “…Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government…”

  • lonestar

    Darden is not taking revenge. They promoted Michelle’s new food guidelines and got tax breaks for it. They also got 2 yr waivers from obamacare requirements. Reduced portion sizes and never reduced the prices to reflect the smaller portions.

  • SonsOfMontesQ

    silly liberals. always boycotting their nose to spite their face. at this rate, they’ll all be hermits by year end. …oooo, here’s an idea: move all election polls to darden restaurants. voter turnout problem solved. eternal conservatism! woohah!

  • tomtom1983

    Screw those lame ass lefties, liberals will find out that for every action there is a reaction. This is what you voted for you dumb idiotic and retarded liberals. More debt and less jobs, embrace it you filthy libs, its what you believe is, “forward”.

    You make me sick. How the hell do you figure you get to have it both ways? Hmm? You were told a year and some moths ago that if Obama care wasn’t repealed that job creators would have to lay people off just to cover the massive dent in their profits and continued business viability.

    Which state has the highest debt in the US? California. Who governs this broke ass state? You liberals. Who just raised taxes on all of its citizens? California. Who was dumb enough to vote and cheer for the tax raising Prop.30 without reading it? You liberals.

    And you know what? Go ahead and boycott these businesses that are trying to stay a float, because, you know, less revenue is the key to job growth and economic prosperity. Right?

    See its a shame that liberals are allowed to vote because they continue to make every bad decision humanly possible. They never take the time to actually research what it is they are supporting but then like some spoiled brat they have the nerve to get angry for those decisions and the consequences of their very own actions.

    No. You do not get to cry now, you knew the situation before hand, you knew Obama Care was a terrible mess, you knew your crony masters have no problem with layoffs, high debt and economic disintegration. Why? Because they have jobs, they have your money and the economy is not at all important to them. You’ll recall how your masters just love the leadership of Castro and the policies of China.

    Such remarkable human rights records we find in these countries, and such an impeccably humane style of governing they so lovingly embrace. Why? Because the people don’t have a say in how they are governed. The people have say in anything.

    Yea go ahead and boycott because so far you’ve made the right choice at every turn and now we are most definitely on the right path, “forward”.

    I have a suggestion for a new mascot that might accurately describe the Democratic party greater then that jackass donkey. And that would be the self extinguishing Doe Doe bird, these avian morons were grouped together in a moronic mass of stupidity and idiocy to commit, what one could only describe as, a non volunteering evolutionary suicide.

    Which is exactly why it best depicts you libs as you keep voting for the lead pack of an already defective ideology that keeps walking off the fiscal and moral cliffs you seem unable to see.

    So no, you don’t get to bitch about the outcome of a decision you willingly and ignorantly made. This is your bed now shut up and lay in it. Enjoy the spoils of your victory, you’ve earned it.

    • GaryTheBrave

      Upvote X 1000!! There isn’t a fallacy in any part of your post. Have you heard that California’s Assembly and Senate are both 2/3 Democrat? They can pass any tax and spend bill they wish and even Gov. Moonbeam can’t stop it. They have already BRAGGED that is their plan. Prop. 30 money is not going to the schools as promised in the bill. It is general funds, baby! (Imagine Kojak)

      California is the TEA Party’s next great battleground.

      • yahneverknow

        Hmm. Could just wait and let it fall off into the ocean.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      The first sentence, Tomtom… you left out the ‘equal’ and ‘opposite’ part.

    • El1iP3S01D

      Thank you for telling the truth..

  • GaryTheBrave

    Okay, so I guess I eat more at Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Applebee’s, and Papa John’s. The only quibble I have about Papa John’s is they recently dropped Coke for Pepsi.

    • TheOriginalDonald

      I’m boycotting Papa John’s because they made a deal with the devil..ERRRRRRRRRRRRR…………..Taylor Swift 😛

  • Janet Silverstein

    So when has it turned that any company owes anyone a job? You don’t grace a company with your presence and show up – you should be happy every day you show up that you aren’t greeted with a pink slip. I can’t wait to see the fuming when there will be less full time jobs available as employers cut down expenses by only offering part time jobs.

    • disqusplaya

      No doubt… the norm now is everyman for himself. Nothing like the glory days of America back in the 1950s and 1960s when corporations were strong and treated workers as partners in building success and profits.
      Now.. you basically just make junk in Communist China and feed their kids instead of people back home. Sad.

      • Janet Silverstein

        I believe I was too general with my post. I didn’t mean to address all employees, but there is an alarming trend where employees do a mediocre job, don’t show up to work on time, leave early, play with their phones, make personal calls or on the computer, do what is minimally expected of them and then expect to be rewarded with great benefits and raises because they showed up to work.

        Witnessing it personally working administration jobs where kids half my age can’t even compose a decent, grammatically correct letter or response to an email, or fiddle with their iPhones or computer on Facebook or texting, to my husband who is a VP in a corporation where he has had to fire people who show up for 15 minutes late, even after numerous warnings or are constantly texting to the point work is not being completed. (BTW that is the worst part of his job, he never wants to fire anyone, but if you can even perform the basics or the rules, there is no reason to keep them. Someone better is waiting in the wings who can do the job better) Yet, these same people think a company owes them the job.

        Another part of the glory days in the 50s and 60s is the EMPLOYEE took great pride in their work and jobs. There are many employees out there now that have an incredible work ethic and work to excel in their craft or field. Those are the ones that corporations try to attract with great salaries and benefits, who acknowledge their efforts and give promotions and raises to retain them. These employees give the employer a reason to keep them on board and work together with management. They have something to offer to work towards creating a profitable and growing corporation.

        In addition, the US corporate environment with regulations (I believe the last count of new regulations was 117k pages from the US govt), taxation, increased expenses have lead them to having to cut jobs, material, production in the US. We have the highest corporate tax rate in the world. You cannot expect companies to stay in one country that the environment is costly where just across the seas, they have much less expensive means of production and cost of running a business.. This country needs to get back on track and make it desirable and lucrative for US companies to return in addition to attract foreign companies to the US.

        • disqusplaya

          “Kids” not doing a good job? So fire them and tell them to get off your lawn.

          It should be NO SURPRISE when corporations broke the unspoken contract of labor, when they started laying off people who made a life at a company, when they started outsourcing to communist China, strongarming good employees, that the ones left are going to be crummy. Simple supply and demand.

          Want good employees – respect them. Companies that are doing in are KILLING IT. -FACT-

          • Janet Silverstein

            Kids as I refer to are 20 somethings and 30 somethings. And yes, they were fired. Again, no one as an individual should think, no matter how long you have been there as an employee, that a corporation owes you a job. Tell that to the GM dealers who had decades of service and shut the doors after the bailout. And if you do a sub par job, lower your expectations more. It’s how it has been for years, decades. It really is nothing new.

            Most corporation have great employees. That is how the good ones survive. Great benefit packages, great perks on the job, great corporate environment where the best compete to work there. But any company is subject and vulnerable to have to fire and to have layoffs in order survive as a whole for most the employees.

            It is not the corporations fault when taxes, expenses and regulations are mandated and imposed by government. Its not the corporations fault when unions demand over inflated benefits and compensation and other states or countries will perform equal if not better at a lower wage. Corp do what they do to survive and have a future. Corporations lay off and downsize so they can have a future and a place for work for those employees who are valuable.

            I find it quite funny that the Affordable Act was passed that clearly outlined that companies will now have to increase the expense of operations per employee and then, when the time came to implement the same people who supported this legislation cry and complain and blame the corporations for reacting to this legislation.

            That’s the problem when ideology is used without research and analysis using sound economic principles and basic corporate fundamentals and business/accounting practices..

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    Darden’s just testing this model… imagine when it goes live.

  • Mr_Funktastik

    More people on the government dole, fewer businesses, the “rich” taxed so much that they leave, equals more people receiving government benefits. More people receiving government benefits with less people to pay for it, means LESS BENEFITS TO DISTRIBUTE! Liberals are asshats! Plain and simple.

  • Juan Valdez

    HA HA HA HA HA This is so funny seeing liberals heads explode..You ain’t seen nothing yet…

  • mojorisin69

    Patriots will eat at any restaurant that the UN-hinged, delusional left wants to boycott.


  • Codewizard

    Obama err Darden CEO is Black Dem. Obama supporter who jumped on board the Michelle low salt BS bandwagon last year.

    • Maria Seeger

      Which just goes to prove my point….when it comes down to the bottom line, party loyalty goes right out the window. I have been posting that not every business owner who is doing this is a Republican.

      • stuckinIL4now

        Thanx for that info. Silly me, I must be a clearer thinker than I thought as I wasn’t even considering the political leanings of any of these business owners. I was simply focusing on the principles of running a business as opposed by the job-killing economy-choking policies being forced on us.

  • Bigfoot Steve

    Here’s a thought for you libs….why don’t you boycott America, and get the fluke out!

  • medicinewomantwo

    Idiots, this is lesson number one, wait for lesson number two.It’s a real asz kicker…

  • brewerandpatriot

    I can’t wait to see prices skyrocket when suppliers pass their incremental Obamacare costs onto the customers, who in turn force them all onto the end user. Papa John only stated his extra cost ($.14), not the extra that he will have thrust upon him from his meat, cheese, produce and cardboard guys. This will get real in 2013, the year of America’s undoing.

  • James H

    I can only think how pleasant these restaurants will now be to eat in when the unwashed masses of Obamabots are not patronizing them. P.S. who are we kidding? If you can’t afford health insurance how often can you afford to eat out?

  • VirginiaGirl

    For every restaurant they vow to boycott, we conservatives should vow to frequent. Much nicer dining experience without them!

  • LL1885

    let us not forget Darden bowed to Queen Michelle and her food regulations.

  • $129448

    Why don’t All these Liberals just check the extra box when they file & offer more taxes to the Government…that should cover Obamacare.

  • Pauline O’Connor

    So what did you Obamalovers think would happen? Obama is doing exactly what he said he would do and business owners are responding . I say to all business owners, fire the Obamalovers first.
    And by the way, all you storm victims up in the “blue states” who voted for Obama, how are the rescue efforts working out for you? Since all of you think O can walk on water,
    you should have no problems , right?

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    I don’t think Darden accepts EBT cards, so no loss there. I can’t quite grasp why the left is calling it racist, but that’s part of their mantra. I assume, like their leader, none of the libs have a clue about economics. I keep saying it over and over and unfortunately it won’t change. Soon, the crazies will be boycotting more than half of our industries. I guess it won’t matter, because eventially most consumers won’t have any cash to consume. Rrrraaaaaaaciiiiiissst.

  • losingusa

    Are you people stupid?? The Obamacare is a mess they have to work around and still keep “afloat”. This is going to kill thousands of small businesses. ANY business has to take any measure it can to survive in spite of obamacare.

  • JBay

    I find it funny how racist liberals think conservatives are. They have ignored how much progression has taken place over the years and the truth is people just aren’t racist like they used to be. What the liberals have done is put racism on money and covered it up with making it sound like there is still so much “50s” racism in this country! Well, we’re not in the 50s anymore. Money is the new war, the new racism. If you make money, damn you!

    • stuckinIL4now

      Good point. And it’s not just “damn you” if you make money, it’s damn you and I’m gonna do my best to make da’ gubmint force you to give me some.

  • losingusa

    I hope the first ones that lose their jobs are the ones who voted for the big 0.That is a big zero!

  • American

    Dine locally, fresh foods, paying local taxes…don’t fall for this scam of corporate greed. These chains are exactly that, a chain of disrespect of the basics of preventive care.

  • stuckinIL4now

    I guess I did a pre-buycott as I picked up a stuffed chicken marsala from Olive Garden for my pre-election night coverage meal. If only the election returns had been as yummy. I’ll be supporting these businesses as much as I can so at least they don’t have to layoff people due to a downturn in business, though I doubt that eventually will be unavoidable.

  • SwTk

    I say we mess with Raymond George and his effeminate yellow helmet. Just for fun naturally. Looks like another who can afford to be a Democratic Elitist. Someone that has
    already benefited from a Republican granted corporate golden umbrella. People like that never made me sick until recently. They got theirs, now they can bite the hands that fed them with impunity. No character.

  • SWwife

    Boycotting them will only cause layoffs, think before you react

  • Mike Rogers

    I’d look forward to dining in liberal-free zones, and making up the difference in tips, except for one annoying little problem:
    Limousine liberals are hypocrites, and they’ll be dining out in my favorite spots while expecting their followers to observe the boycotts.

  • Adela Wagner

    Why do they care, they can’t use foodstamps at any of these restaurants anyway. BOYCOTT PLEASE if that will make you STFU. The rest of us will “Chick-fil-a” them.

  • Jason

    Awesome — thanks for letting me know where else not to eat.

    Your little whimpers of hate for Obama are not winning you voters. You realize you are all just buying into a scheme that is run by the people on this site and the conservative media that takes you for idiots.

    Nothing about Obamacare hurts you or these businesses. Your little hissy-fit does not serve your cause.

    But thanks for throwing it — I’m sure the people who are in the middle will continue to reject your screeching hate and childish attitude. It’s all based on ignorance and hate. That’s all the Tea Party stands for.

    • Dawn

      Did you not do any research on this before you posted? The CEO of Darden restaurants IS an Obama supporter, not a hater!

    • Fear Da Day

      Why are you even on this site?

  • Ktb

    The problem I see with company’s doing this, though, is they are now inviting even further Govt regulation when so many part time workers will be unable to support a family or even a single person on these low wages and will need to then turn to MORE Govt benefits like food stamps to make ends meet. It does beg the question of just how much do the guys at the top need in profit at the expense of a quality and loyal employee base—-but of course this is NOT Govt’s decision. I just think it’s a really bad idea for these mega chains and corporations to do things like this as I see it simply as shooting themselves and the rest of us in the foot! Perhaps companies like Whole Foods and Patagonia ought to be advising these companies on how to actually take care of employees AND make a nice profit/salary themselves??

  • FreedomRecon

    Omg there is nothing left to “take care of the employees and make a profit” if the government takes 62 percent, then you pay rent, utilities, bank fees, equipment, etc.

  • Discontentwliars

    I think boycott is a great idea, you might even succeed in closing it down. It won’t affect the people that do continue to work there, or the tax income the government would get. Business is evil remember! Maybe the business could just take a 2 month holiday to celebrate with you! Doesn’t anyone see the problems this country faces! “Lets kill the Golden Goose”, so we feel good today. Grow up, and let’s try to survive!

  • sanggurl

    So, are these dumb, frothing at the mouth, head-in-@$$ Libby progressives going to start boycotting grocery stores next when they start dropping hours because of Obamacare? Looks like a lot of them are going to have to start the art of dumpster diving for their “nourishment”. Their EBT cards won’t be of any use anymore then.

  • Negmann

    It’s the company’s right to cut worker’s hours and my right not to eat at their restaurants.

  • Negmann

    All you conservative assholes eat shit and go fuck yourselves.

    • Back 4 More

      Well, that’s certainly tolerant of you.

  • FreedomRecon

    Lol @ “let the weak go out of business”. So what happened with GM?

  • RanierWest

    These people who were last in the door at these places can next expect to be let go to help essential employees to the restaurant.

  • Guest

    Working hard to break the backs of the common man.