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Backlash Against Wendy’s, Taco Bell Franchisees for Cutting Hours and Blaming Obamacare
Media Bistro ^ | January 9, 2013 12:11 PM | By Elizabeth S. Mitchell

Posted on 01/09/2013 3:57:44 PM PST by drewh

Backlash Against Wendy’s, Taco Bell for Cutting Hours and Blaming Obamacare By Elizabeth S. Mitchell on January 9, 2013 12:11 PM

Few things grab the public’s attention like a celebrity-backed boycott, protest, or backlash against a specific brand or company. Today, Wendy’s and Taco Bell find themselves on the wrong end of just this sort of upheaval.

Roughly 100 Wendy’s employees in the Omaha, Nebraska area will have their weekly schedules reduced to 28 hours a week so that they will no longer qualify for the health care benefits that “Obamacare” mandates for full-time employees. A Taco Bell in Guthrie, Oklahoma enacted a similar policy.

Even though these underhanded approaches seem unique to these specific franchises, the backlash against the Wendy’s and Taco Bell corporations has been swift.

Celebrities like Castle star Nathan Fillion and comedian Sarah Silverman voiced their outrage via Twitter, and many people pledged to avoid not just those specific locations, but all restaurants owned by the chains in question.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Nebraska; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; guthrie; nathanfillion; nebraska; notalenthacks; obamacare; obamarecession; oklahoma; omaha; sarahsilverman; tacobell; twitter; wendys; zerocare
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1 posted on 01/09/2013 3:57:49 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

You gotta love the “logic” that drives people to support increasing the cost of doing business, then trying to forbid the business to make up for the extra cost...and then are surprised and angry when said business no longer exists.

I still wonder how people get away with such insanity.


2 posted on 01/09/2013 4:00:19 PM PST by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: drewh

How’d that Chik-Fil-A boycott work out for them?


3 posted on 01/09/2013 4:00:53 PM PST by digger48
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To: drewh
Celebrities like Castle star Nathan Fillion

Great. Now I'll have to burn my Firefly DVDs.

4 posted on 01/09/2013 4:01:53 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Humans have eliminated natural selection. Morons are now a protected species. They breed and vote.)
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To: drewh

So when every business follows suit, are we going to see all of Hollywood protesting everyone all the time?

Good. I wonder who will be paying them.


5 posted on 01/09/2013 4:03:27 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: drewh

Hopefully the trend will continue at every fast food restaurant until the liberals have run out of food sources to feed on. You know they won’t be able to eat unless mama feeds them then...lol


6 posted on 01/09/2013 4:03:47 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: drewh

In six months this will be history and the left will be on to their next silly outrage.


7 posted on 01/09/2013 4:04:11 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: drewh

The “celebrities” can shove their sub-par IQs and their opinions up their smelly Obamas.

ISGAS

I Scarcely Give a Sh....er...SmellyOBama.


8 posted on 01/09/2013 4:04:21 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

He’s certainly harshed **MY** calm. . .


9 posted on 01/09/2013 4:05:48 PM PST by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: jsanders2001

Sarah Silverman is a certifiable nutcase. Kümmel has confirmed it...: )


10 posted on 01/09/2013 4:05:56 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

No need to burn those DVDs. Just keep telling yourself: “that wasn’t Nathan Fillion — that was Captain Mal Reynolds”.


11 posted on 01/09/2013 4:05:56 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: drewh

Did the celebrities offer to help pay for the lost income of the affected employees? I am sure each celebrity makes more income than the profits of an individual Taco Bell.


12 posted on 01/09/2013 4:08:30 PM PST by Tai_Chung
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To: drewh

I never even heard of those “stars”.


13 posted on 01/09/2013 4:09:46 PM PST by Mears
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To: drewh

I’m not a big fan of the food at the Mexican telephone company, but will make a point to grab a bite there more often now.


14 posted on 01/09/2013 4:10:08 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: drewh

Heard Home Depot is only going to allow part timers to work a max of 25 hours a week.


15 posted on 01/09/2013 4:11:25 PM PST by Keen-Minded
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To: drewh
On a sports board a poster just said that his daughter's Wendys had a meeting and their hours are being cut the same. This in the Greenville/Spartanburg area of upstate South Carolina.
16 posted on 01/09/2013 4:12:13 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: drewh

Heard Home Depot is only going to allow part timers to work a max of 25 hours a week.


17 posted on 01/09/2013 4:12:21 PM PST by Keen-Minded
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To: Mears

Never heard of those “stars” either but they obviously think they’re important. So, hours are cut because of Obamacare and there’s less take-home pay. So what do these “stars” do about it? Boycott the restaurants so business decreases and the hours are further cut. Typical Liberals.


18 posted on 01/09/2013 4:13:28 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: drewh

I don’t call any of them celebrities and if I did that would be more of a reason to support those they are boycotting. Big freaking deal they are boycotting something they know nothing about! They must think pretty highly of themselves to think what they think about something matters. I sure don’t!


19 posted on 01/09/2013 4:13:58 PM PST by kcvl
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To: drewh
So wait, why isn't McDonald's cutting hours???

Oh riiiiight..... They got an exemption right after 0bamaTax passed.... Never mind.

20 posted on 01/09/2013 4:14:51 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: drewh

When will there be a backlash against the entertainment industry for supporting a government that undermines the Constitution?


21 posted on 01/09/2013 4:15:15 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Keen-Minded

When these cuts businesses make to survive the government go into full swing, the left is going to have to boycott everywhere.


22 posted on 01/09/2013 4:16:57 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: drewh

Liberals are mostly quiet in Texas but knowing even fewer will be out and about in places I go would thrill me! I guess they need to eat in soup kitchens to avoid folks wanting to make money off their businesses.


23 posted on 01/09/2013 4:20:45 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Dang! I loved that show “Castle”...not anymore...I can’[t watch movies or shows once the stars come out with Lib stuff. I don’t see their TV character anymore, just a reminder of their Lib outbursts. It ruins the show or movie for me.
I will, of course take time to let ‘Castle’s” sponsors and station know WHY I won’t be watching anymore.


24 posted on 01/09/2013 4:21:27 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: windsorknot

The PERFECT solution. Issue a press release that says they are NOT going to be cutting hours. Hurray. BUT that dollar menu you love? Sorry we can’t afford to only charge that anymore.instead of 2 tacos for a $1; it’s now $6. Instead of a Big Mac Meal costing $5 it will now be $12. Watch the liberal kneejerks mouths drop to the floor. Stick it to ‘em hard. Meanwhile special lowered pricing for conservatives and Tea Party members if you know the special code...LOL


25 posted on 01/09/2013 4:21:48 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: From The Deer Stand

” Typical Liberals”

They are pathetic.

The words “boycott” and “racism” are tossed around so much by the libs they have become words without meaning.

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26 posted on 01/09/2013 4:23:06 PM PST by Mears
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To: drewh

Nathan Fillion is Canadian. They love telling Americans how to live.


27 posted on 01/09/2013 4:25:44 PM PST by Varda
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Perhaps soon the social status of actors will revert to what it was in ancient Rome. (We can hope.)

“THE IGNOBLE POSITION OF ROMAN ACTORS”
http://www.theatrehistory.com/ancient/bellinger001.html


28 posted on 01/09/2013 4:25:44 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: drewh; mickie
Nobody "celebrities" that most people haven't heard of are busy these days sticking their oars into all sorts of political and cultural controversies.....hoping to be noticed.

Another subset of nobodies are obscure "Republican strategists" who abound on TV shows and obscure TV "political consultants" who also are nobodies.

These nobodies bear important-sounding titles just like obscure "celebrities" do.....but the titles are generally self-applied or applied by their agents to hide the fact that the obscure bearers don't have steady jobs or are out of work completely.

Leni

29 posted on 01/09/2013 4:26:08 PM PST by MinuteGal (Send a penny NOW to CNN, 1 Time-Warner Center, NY, NY 10019 for "PENNIES FOR LEAVIN!" (Piers Morgan))
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To: drewh
hell with the bell... but i think i'll get a Wendyburger and some chili next time i pass one
30 posted on 01/09/2013 4:26:57 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: YankeeReb
Ironically, McDonald's profits were down this year, so they were open on Christmas Day.

Not sure why that would be in this Obama recovery and all, but who am I to question my betters? They tell me Obama is just super.

31 posted on 01/09/2013 4:26:57 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: drewh

Sarah Who? Nathan Who?

I need a Taco and a Burger.


32 posted on 01/09/2013 4:32:30 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Varda

Ya, I do love telling people how to live... free. Armed, free speech, free of government invasion into daily life, I love telling people that, it really annoys other Canadians.


33 posted on 01/09/2013 4:35:54 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: drewh
Celebrities like Castle star Nathan Fillion and comedian Sarah Silverman...

Who?

34 posted on 01/09/2013 4:38:42 PM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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To: drewh

Heh. I ate at Taco Bell and Wendy’s this month. Saw they were advertising for part time workers.


35 posted on 01/09/2013 4:45:14 PM PST by RginTN
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To: drewh

Wow, libs just can’t take responsibility for their actions, and the consequences thereof.


36 posted on 01/09/2013 4:45:52 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: drewh

Phhhttt! Liberals on a rampage. Taco Bell will be shutting down any day now.


37 posted on 01/09/2013 4:45:52 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: RginTN

Just got back from Wendy’s — used coupon for free homestyle chicken sandwich when you buy a fry and drink. It was very good.


38 posted on 01/09/2013 4:51:44 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: drewh
....Castle star Nathan Fillion and comedian Sarah Silverman....

I don't know or care who Nathan Fillion is, and only vaguely think I know who comedian Sarah Silverman is.... but to both of them or any other "celebrities" who are now against Wendys or Taco Bell, I say to them... F__K OFF and TOO LATE! The business reaction to 0dumb0shitCare is for businesses to layoff & downsize in order to remain both cost & profit competitive! Good job leftie celebrity dorks!!! You're taking it in the ass again!

I think I will go out for a Wendy's burger now followed by a Taco Bell!

39 posted on 01/09/2013 4:55:15 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: drewh

If this keeps up, liberals will run out of places to eat. Restaurants must all be run by evil people. /s


40 posted on 01/09/2013 5:03:23 PM PST by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: drewh

This could go several ways. If the current chains back down, they will be replaced with new chains who start business with primarily part-time workers. Without the bad press of cuts, these chains will win on price.

A second scenario is that the unions might see this is as an opportunity to attempt to unionize fast food workers nation-wide.


41 posted on 01/09/2013 5:04:56 PM PST by the_Watchman
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To: drewh

My mission is to go to Taco Bell, eat a bean burrito, and aim in the general direction of said celebrities.


42 posted on 01/09/2013 5:05:20 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: the_Watchman

“If the current chains back down, they will be replaced with new chains who start business with primarily part-time workers. Without the bad press of cuts, these chains will win on price.”

That was how Wal-Mart did it; 25 years ago their innovative new strategy of using part-timers, no benefits, etc. was hailed as a model arrangement, and look where they are now.


43 posted on 01/09/2013 5:10:46 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: drewh

underhanded approaches = common sense business survival


44 posted on 01/09/2013 5:11:58 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: drewh

So how often has Sarah Silverman been eating at the Taco Bell in Guthrie?


45 posted on 01/09/2013 5:14:41 PM PST by PAR35
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To: drewh

More “29ers” gee what a shock.


46 posted on 01/09/2013 5:22:33 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: drewh

Go for it, Wendy’s and Taco Bell! Let’s go to civil disobedience and passive resistance. We don’t like Obamacare either.


47 posted on 01/09/2013 5:24:03 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: drewh

Go for it, Wendy’s and Taco Bell! Let’s go to civil disobedience and passive resistance. We don’t like Obamacare either.


48 posted on 01/09/2013 5:24:16 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Norm Lenhart

Boycott the celebrities! We have a right to free speech, too.


49 posted on 01/09/2013 5:26:07 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: RWB Patriot

Makes you wonder how people so stupid have made it this far in life.


50 posted on 01/09/2013 5:30:34 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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