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Ass of the Week – John Metz of West Palm Beach, FL.

Usually it's a pretty tight race to capture the title of Ass of the Week, and this week is no different, but one restaurant owner edged out both Papa John's CEO, John Schnatter and Jimmy John Liautaud, founder and CEO of Jimmy John's sandwich shops.

John Metz, a restaurant owner in West Palm Beach has decided to make a political statement by declaring that he is adding a 5% surcharge to the bill for each customer of his restaurants as well as reducing his employee's hours so that he can "pass on the cost of Obamacare".

The Huffington Post provides the following quote from Metz:

If I leave the prices the same, but say on the menu that there is a 5 percent surcharge for Obamacare, customers have two choices. They can either pay it and tip 15 or 20 percent, or if they really feel so inclined, they can reduce the amount of tip they give to the server, who is the primary beneficiary of Obamacare," Metz told The Huffington Post. "Although it may sound terrible that I'm doing this, it's the only alternative. I've got to pass the cost on to the consumer."

Metz is the franchisor of Hurricane Grill & Wings as well as being both President and owner of RREMC Restaurants, which owns five of the franchises as well as 40 Denny's and a number of Dairy Queen restaurants.

Metz is also quotes as saying, "I think it's a terrible thing. It's ridiculous that the maximum hours we can give people is 28 hours a week instead of 40," Metz said. "It's going to force my employees to go out and get a second job."

While we at SharpDonkey.com  make no claims to either being the smartest people in the world or successful restauranteurs, we have read the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, dubbed Obamacare by the right wing, and were unable to find any sections that said employers are required to cut employees hours back to part time.

Perhaps that is what the Act says when read through the special Ass glasses that Mr. Metz wears.

For those of you who would like to boycott any of Ass of the Week John Metz's Denny's and Dairy Queen restaurants, a listing may be found at the company website.  Eating at any Hurricane Grill & Wings supports Mr. Metz so we'd suggest you avoid any of them

We'd also urge you to not only write and let him know how you feel about his actions. If anyone chooses to eat at a competing restaurant to demonstrate how you feel about the Ass-edness of Metz, please send us the name of the competition and when you ate there and we will be happy to post it. Pictures and comments are welcome as well.

In case you have a problem finding the restaurants on their website, we will post them below as well:


Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Augusta

3026 Washington Road

Augusta, GA 30907

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Union Point

3600 Highway 77 South

Union Point, GA 30669

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Byron

309 Ga Hwy 49

Byron, GA 31008

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Locust Grove

1020 Tanger Blvd.

Locust Grove, GA 30248

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Savannah

1 E. Gateway Blvd

Savannah, GA 31419

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Norcross

5534 Jimmy Carter Blvd.

Norcross, GA 30093

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Richmond Hill

3944 Highway 17 South

Richmond Hill, GA 31324

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Brunswick

370 Millenium Blvd.

Brunswick, GA 31525

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Brunswick

2990 W Hwy 17 S

Brunswick, GA 31520

 

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Columbus

3239 Macon Rd

Columbus, GA 31906

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Valdosta

1328 St. Augustine Rd

Valdosta, GA 31602

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Christiansburg

2675 Roanoke St.

Christiansburg, VA 24073

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Salem

2039 W. Main St

Salem, VA 24153

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Roanoke

3429 Orange Ave

Roanoke, VA 24012

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Silver Springs

5751 E. Silver Springs Blvd.

Silver Springs, FL 34488

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Ormond Beach

110 Williamson Blvd.

Ormond Beach, FL 32174

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Daytona Beach South

3162 S. Atlantic Ave

Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Dairy Queen Daytona Beach.

3162 South Atlantic Ave

Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118

 

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Port Orange

1641 Dunlawton Ave

Port Orange, FL 32127

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's South Hill

911 E. Atlantic St

South Hill, VA 23970

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's The Villages

1571 Bella Cruz Drive

The Villages, FL 32159

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's New Smyrna Beach

1830 State Rd 44

New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Sanford

3771 S. Orlando Ave

Sanford, FL 32773

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Bayonet Point

1210 S. US 19 N

Bayonet Point, FL 34667

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Davenport

44111 Hwy 27

Davenport, FL 33837

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Colonial Heights

851 South Ave.

Colonial Heights, VA 23834

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Chester

12441 Red Water Creek Rd.

Chester, VA 23831

 

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Richmond

11161 Research Plaza Way

Richmond, VA 23236

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Hopewell

5111 Oaklawn Blvd.

Hopewell, VA 23860

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Richmond

6598 W. Broad St.

Richmond, VA 23230

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Bartow

1037 Broadway Ave

Bartow, FL 33830

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Doswell

16102 Theme Park Way

Doswell, VA 23047

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Chesapeake

1401 Tintern St

Chesapeake, VA 23320

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Sun City Center

3747 Sun City Center Blvd

Sun City Center, FL 33573

 

Owned by Ass of the Week John Metz

Denny's Venice

1763 Tamiami Trail

Venice, FL 34293



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