Popular pizza chain Papa John’s (NASDAQ:PZZA) plans to raise its prices, and its founder and CEO is blaming Obamacare for the increase.
John Schnatter, who openly supports Mitt Romney, said during a recent shareholders call that when Obamacare goes into effect in 2014, the chain will be hit with higher costs, Politico reports. The CEO estimates that Obamacare will cost 11 to 14 cents per pizza.
“We’re not supportive of Obamacare, like most businesses in our industry. But our business model and unit economics are about as ideal as you can get for a food company to absorb Obamacare,” Schnatter said. Read