It is the planet of the utopian left, one with no practical application in the real world.
Why do i say that
1. It is the cost of doing business! Like taxman wants to push!
2. Investment in your work force! Wow what a damn concept!
Now turn this around. What will is cost to PJ's in the long term for them not to buy the Health care coverage. If you cut hours on employees you wil lose some. that is fact...cut a person from 40 to under 30 they will go else where for employment. Now you have to replace that employee and retrain another person. Will that cost out weigh the cost of covering the employee? Can PJ's and the franchises cover the cost of the turn over in employees?
If they weren't spending that money on free pizza, they would probably be spending it on some other aspect of their marketing campaign.