Chelsea KFC owner blames Obamacare for closing

Published 9:39 am Tuesday, December 31, 2013


CHELSEA — The owner of the KFC restaurant in Chelsea says he was forced to close his eatery due to the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare.

Owner Mike Taunton told Fox 6 that the law’s requirement to provide health insurance for some of his workers forced him to downsize his company. Taunton also owns KFC restaurants in Clanton, Sylacauga and Childersburg.

The Chelsea restaurant, located off U.S. 280, closed on Christmas Eve.