That might be a very effective way to get the average non-involved citizen to understand how much Obamacare is hurting our economy.
And their pocketbooks.
It's a good way to try and get the public's attention because it's a concrete instance, not some abstract set of philosophies or policies; however, it is a little rhetorical because those costs would have ended up in the prices charged by the restaurants anyways. Nonetheless, I wish a lot more businesses would start doing the same thing. In fact, even retailers could probably add an ACA surcharge to what they charge for the goods they sell.