220214careIf you dine out at any of the Gator’s Dockside restaurants in Jacksonville, you may notice a little extra added to your bill. The chain of restaurants is adding a 1 percent surcharge to their checks, asking customers to help pay for health insurance it will be required to provide for employees under the Affordable Care Act.  The owners say the alternative would be cutting employee hours. Glenda Thomas, who visits Gator’s Dockside on 103rd Street for the oysters, good service and nice people says it’s a small price to pay. “We always have felt very welcome here,” Thomas said. “We’ve been coming here for, gosh, probably a decade, if not longer.” The restaurant says the Affordable Care Act surcharge will help the company offset the cost of health care, which will be required for all employees by next year. More