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!

https://twitter.com/jonmarquis/status/267353611519012864

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.

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