During his participation in the television show "Undercover Boss," Fatburger CEO Andy Wiederhorn met a shift leader burdened by medical debt following her uninsured husband's death. The experience shed light on impending implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on franchisees that have different health-care programs available to employees, Wiederhorn said. "We want all of our employees to have [health insurance], and it's a really challenging process to figure out how small business can afford it," he said.

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