Last week, I told you about a Florida Denny's franchise owner who said he was going to add a 5% Obamacare surcharge to all menu items. This week, that franchise owner got spanked on the nose by Denny's corporate:

Don't expect to hear more about an Obamacare surcharge from Denny's franchisee John Metz.

Denny's chief executive John Miller privately reached out to Metz to express his "disappointment" with the Florida franchisee's controversial statements about Obamacare, which sparked a wave of backlash for the national restaurant chain over the past few days. Metz released a statement Monday night expressing "regret" over his statements.

"We recognize his right to speak on issues, but registered our disappointment that his comments have been interpreted as the company’s position," Miller said in an email to The Huffington Post...Some Denny's franchisees have since dealt with angry customers, calls for a boycott and declining sales. A spokeswoman for Metz said he will not conduct more interviews.

Huh. I guess Metz can't just say whatever he wants because he didn't build his business. He franchised it, like a welfare queen, and it turns out that the home office likes to make money.