10/10/2012 01:12:00 PM

Olive Garden, Red Lobster Try to Skirt Obamacare; Pizza Hut Offers Free Pizza For Life

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Mega chains Red Lobster and Olive Garden are apparently "testing" cutting costs by putting more workers on part-time status in order to skirt paying for employee health care under President Obama's new law (which will hit January 1, 2014). According to a recent report, approximately 75% of the Darden Group's workforce are already part-timers. Read more on this story here.

Speaking of Obama, the upcoming Town Hall Debate between him and Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is going down next Tuesday and obviously, Pizza Hut is trying to cash in on this free advertising opportunity. The chain is reportedly offering free pizza for life to any attendee gutsy/trashy enough to ask one of the candidates whether they prefer sausage or pepperoni. Seriously. Read more about Pizza Hut's election-oriented promos here.

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