Jerk billionaire won’t give his workers healthcare

Billionaire Tilman Fertitta, sole owner of Landry’s Inc., a corporation responsible for a number of recognizable chain restaurants including Claim Jumper, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Rainforest Cafe, and McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks, believes that San Francisco shouldn’t mandate its restaurants to pay for city workers’ healthcare.

Fertitta says his businesses have to charge more for the same menu items because San Francisco requires some types of businesses to contribute to their workers’ healthcare coverage.

Fertitta employs 60,000 people by CNBC’s estimates.”Do you realize, all the restaurants in San Francisco, we all have an added charge?” says Fertitta. “We have a 3 percent or 4 percent or 5 percent add-on to the menu because they make us give all our employees full healthcare. We can’t afford to do it.”

What a jerk.

Read the whole story in the San Francisco Chronicle

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