Friday, February 28, 2014

Restaurant chain adds Obamacare surcharge to customers’ bills

 U.S. President Barack Obama (L) stops for a beer at the bar of Gator

A chain of Florida restaurants are making customers pick up the tab for the company’s mandatory participation in the Affordable Care Act — with a surcharge to every bill to help cover the cost of providing health care to their employees.

Eight Gator’s Dockside restaurants have started putting an “ACA Surchar” on every customer’s bill. The new charge adds one percent to the total check, which would mean 15 cents for an average $15 lunch according to a CNN report.

“The costs associated with ACA compliance could ultimately close our doors,” a sign outside one restaurant reads. “Instead of raising prices on our products to generate the additional revenue needed to cover the costs of ACA compliance, certain Gator’s Dockside locations have implemented a 1 percent surcharge on all food and beverage purchases only.”


  1. Great idea. Let people see how much the new "affordable" healthcare is costing them every time they buy anything, along with the new taxes.

    1. Yes, just perfect and hopefully more will follow suit.