And think of who this will hit. He is already hitting hard the low cost restaurant industry with ObamaCare, now he is increasing the price of food. This may not affect the large franchises as much, because most of them enforce higher standards than the old rules anyway, but for many it will raise the price of food as well.
He is also just hitting customers everywhere with a tax increase, so they will be in the mood to save money.
High end restaurants will survive, because the rich can pay no matter what the price, and every man needs a place to impress a girl. But on the low end, it is very price sensitive, and people can always bring a lunch pail to work. For the small restaurants and grocers, they are getting hit from every angle.
These businesses were also the target of those pushing for taxes for those making over $250,000. I believe most of the franchises are in this range.
They couldn't get them thru taxes so they're going after them thru regulation.
These business employ a huge number of workers. Pure evil is at work.