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Old December 30th, 2009 #21
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You assholes, now I want tacos.
Ha ha ha. Where I live there is a restaurant chain called Chipolte that makes gourmet burritos. They cost about $6.50 but one is a whole meal or a meal and half with all quality ingredrients. I like picking up from there but the line no matter what time of the day is all the way around the restaurant.
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Old December 30th, 2009 #22
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Eh?

Never heard of the "Burger Wars" then?
An exception does not make the rule, Mr Murray.
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Old December 30th, 2009 #23
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I like picking up from there but the line no matter what time of the day is all the way around the restaurant.
I like Chipotle too, John.
I like going there between six and eight in the evening, it's when the girls from the small, private university in the nieghborhood like to take their meals there.
That's a line I don't mind standing in.
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Sometimes it works the other way. For a long time McDonalds had a cheeseburger for 99 cents and a double burger for $1. For an extra penny you get twice as much meat and cheese. I think they changed it now to $1.25 for the double, I almost never eat there anymore. Those dollar double cheeseburgers fueled many pot-smoking afternoons for me when I was younger and stupider.
 
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Sometimes it works the other way.
Your right. Back in the eighties I used to work in central London for a chain of photographic shops. I used to go out for lunch to McDonalds on a regular basis.

Then they started the price war to hammer the competition and the queues got twice as long and getting a seat became difficult. Sure I could get a take away an eat it in the shops store room but I wanted to get away for an hour.

So I started eating more in Burger King and Wimpy's even though it was more expensive becuase the crowds were much thinner.
 
Old December 30th, 2009 #26
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You assholes, now I want tacos.
damn taco-lover, now I want assholes.
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Onion rings come close. Otherwise, you'd have to order those deep fried squid slices which are first coated in batter
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Old December 30th, 2009 #29
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I like Chipotle too, John.
I like going there between six and eight in the evening, it's when the girls from the small, private university in the nieghborhood like to take their meals there.
That's a line I don't mind standing in.
That's funny. When I was standing in line there I think maybe only 20 percent of the patrons where white. Where I live is majority non-white though.
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1/2 lb. Burrito $1.99
double portion beef, cheese sauce, tomatoes, sour cream, red strips(red peppers?) - in a tortilla

5 layer burrito $0.89
ground beef, beans, cheddar cheese, sour cream, nacho cheese sauce - in a tortilla

So there, scam debunked.
I haven't gone to TB since my original post. Perhaps they have returned the .89c burrito, which was a good deal. I used the term scam loosely, not legally.

I still say, based on the two half-pounders I ordered months ago, they did not seem any larger than the .89c burritos. They can say X burrito officially weights Y, but it comes down to the preparer how much he puts into it.
 
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...I still say, based on the two half-pounders I ordered months ago, they did not seem any larger than the .89c burritos. They can say X burrito officially weights Y, but it comes down to the preparer how much he puts into it.
True, an order of fries can vary a great deal. Plenty of people get ripped off in that case.
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True, an order of fries can vary a great deal. Plenty of people get ripped off in that case.
You know what, I"m going out and get one of these. I have an ancient scale that will report the truth, within a fraction of an ounce.
 
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The matter is now SETTLED. Not only was I right...

...I was UNDER-right!

Very exciting stuff.

I bought two .89 (actually .99 here in the 'ville) burritos, and I asked the guy.

Those 1/2-lb burritos for 1.89 - it's a brilliant marketing move / scam. The "special deal" .89c burritos actually weigh MORE than the 1.89 do! I weighed both mine, they both check in slightly over 6/10ths of a pound.

So once again we see, trust your own eyes. They rarely lie. Marketers, by contrast, attempt to deceive around the clock.
 
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Fast food doesn't do loss leaders, that's grocery store marketing.
Burger King franchise owners are currently suing the corporate office for forcing them to sell the dollar double cheeseburger. They claim the ingredients alone cost $1.18. Corporate says it's a loss leader and the franchisees will make back their loss from the massive mark-up on soft drinks. Franchisees say too many people come in and buy a bag full of double cheeseburgers and nothing else, so they are losing money.
 
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I can also say that these new five-layer .89c burritos are...not very good. Little meat in them, mostly beans and yicky sour cream.
 
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Linder. You haven't explained how, what is obviously a loss leader, gets classified by you as a "scam". What happened to all your free market beliefs?
 
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Burger King franchise owners are currently suing the corporate office for forcing them to sell the dollar double cheeseburger. They claim the ingredients alone cost $1.18. Corporate says it's a loss leader and the franchisees will make back their loss from the massive mark-up on soft drinks. Franchisees say too many people come in and buy a bag full of double cheeseburgers and nothing else, so they are losing money.


It is also no secret in the fast-food world that the Burger King is queer.

Over 40, no Burger Queen, no Burger heirs, and he wears a robe and knee-britches in public.

I'll take a sack of White Castles myself.
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It is also no secret in the fast-food world that the Burger King is queer.

Over 40, no Burger Queen, no Burger heirs, and he wears a robe and knee-britches in public.

Ya gotta admit the dude is pretty freakin' creepy!

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Ya gotta admit the dude is pretty freakin' creepy!


Check out that bling. Apparently the King is a wigger, too.

"You down wit' da Whopper, bitches?

Seriously who designed that mascot, the Village People?
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Linder. You haven't explained how, what is obviously a loss leader, gets classified by you as a "scam". What happened to all your free market beliefs?
I didn't mean scam literally and illegally, I used the term loosely. Yes, it's buyer beware. That's why I made the original post. I didn't think hard enough when I bought two 1/2-pound burritos. I am used to weights from dealing with fish, but without thinking, the "pound" sounded big to me. Only after paying $4 did I notice that they didn't seem any bigger than the .89c ones. And in fact, they're smaller. So I fell for the marketers' ruse. Once. The .89c burritos are worth it. The $1.89 burritos are not worth it. The new .89c burritos are not worth it because they're mostly beans and not meat.

Maybe I should become a socialist so the government can protect me from my own stupidity, eh? We can pay a burocrat to force taco makers to advertise "slightly smaller burritos for more than twice the price."

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