Buffalo Wild Wings & Las Brisas Add Obamacare Surcharge to Bills

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  1. dawg

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    It's starting in Texas, I am sure your state will be next :)

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    Customers at certain Lubbock restaurants are now being charged an extra 2 percent on their bill — a surcharge added due to Obamacare.

    The surcharge — called the “Surcharge Tax Affordable Care” — has already been implemented at Buffalo Wild Wings and Las Brisas and will soon be added to bills for customers dining at Mama Fu’s Asian House.

    Howard Restaurant Group Marketing Director Samantha Spitzer pointed the finger at the Affordable Healthcare Act, saying that the company’s restaurants have added the surcharge rather than increase prices on food items or cutting employee hours.

    “Due to the Affordable Healthcare Act and its requirement of healthcare coverage to all full-time employees, our restaurant group has decided instead of cutting employee hours and raising food and beverage prices, to implement a two percent surcharge on all guest checks to offset the cost of the federally mandated employee healthcare with the least possible impact to the consumer,” said Spitzer.



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    Thanks obama.
     
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    Their wings suck compared to real hot wings joints owned and operated by blaeks.
     
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    Oh hell no!
     
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    saying that the company’s restaurants have added the surcharge rather than increase prices on food items



    wtf?
     
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    Slow and crowded too.
     
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    Or whites, or Hispanics, or Asians, or just about anyone else.

    For the cost of a cheap deep fryer, some cooking oil, and some butter and Frank's Hot Sauce you can fry up some wings easily and cheaply. Wings suck unless you eat them fresh out of the fryer.
     
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    LawyerLarry Mr. Fuckmoney in the Bank VIP

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    I agree with everything except the part about wings sucking unless fresh. I'll reheat them bitches and eat 'em the next day still good.
     
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    My EBT don't pay no surcharges bitches !
     
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    Pretty smart advertising gimmick. I never heard of the place till I read about them here.
     
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    I've had times where they were good the next day, and times where they got all soggy. Depends on the wings and how they're fried up. I can honestly say that the Buffalo Wild Wings were shite the next day.
     
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    You gotta reheat them in the oven rather than the microwave. I haven't had Buffalo Wild Wings in several years, but can imagine they wouldn't be any good left over.
     
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    has anybody tried this?
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    Take it out of corporate millionaire profit or I'll eat at another chicken wing joint. These businesses really use all loopholes and avoid all taxes or try to pass them on to us.
     
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    so silly, why dont they add a surcharge for the other 1000+ things they gotta pay for


    tho if its a just a marketing gimmick or a way to raise prices and blame someone else, its genius
     
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    Agreed about oven vs. microwave, but some are still crappy - maybe I just haven't figured it out, but if I'm frying up wings for Superbowl Sunday there won't be leftovers anyway :)
     
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    got one for Christmas (that sounds very sad)

    fucking really awesome though

    and works as advertised-fill that little spoon with oil and that's all you need
     
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    did you cook fries or fish sticks or anything else in it?
     
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    just chicken fingers and fries for the kid so far

    but they tasted like they were done in a real fryer full of oil

    and no smell or mess and shit
     
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    I would refuse to pay it and subtract it from the bill, if they don't like that then tough shit.
     
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