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Old 05-18-2019, 09:18 AM
 
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Five Guys is quite expensive, but quite good as well. Of course, they likely need to throw in a coronary bypass with each meal
I've often thought a meal at The Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas should come with a side of Crestor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_Attack_Grill

The waitresses are dressed up as nurses. Instead of taking orders, they write prescriptions. Customers are issued a hospital gown and wristband and are referred to as "patients."

The menu is straightforward. A single patty? That's a "Single Bypass." A double? That's a "Double Bypass." The menu goes all the way up to an "Octuple Bypass."

If you weigh in at 350lb or up on the in-restaurant scale, you eat for free.
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:25 AM
 
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The thing is, I would suspect an average In-N-Out is pulling in $350K-$450K/week, with some like the one on the Las Vegas strip doing a cool million a week easy.
The one just off the Strip at Tropicana & Dean Martin does even more volume. It also has a separate building with a large gift shop with people lined up to buy logo'd apparel.
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:28 AM
 
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an interesting article on In-N-Out. Employees love the CEO.

https://www.restaurantbusinessonline...s-lynsi-snyder
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:01 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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No job paying into six figures is a "great job" by the standards of anyone who chafes at hour 41 in a week, or any aspect that goes out the front door.

It's a lot of money for a lot of responsibility and effort.
Yes, people should realize that no employer is going to pay you six figures without you sacrificing a lot and dealing with a lot of crap. It doesn’t matter what profession we are talking about. Always remember that the chickens will come home to roost.

Comes with the territory.
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Old 05-18-2019, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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I've often thought a meal at The Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas should come with a side of Crestor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_Attack_Grill
Now, the people sit down to eat Big Mac
At the shopping mall.
And every bite is a massive dose
Of the cholesterol.
In your blood Big Mac congeal
Into deadly plaque.
One day a greaseball jam your valve...
Whoops! A Big Mac attack.

- John Forster
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Metropolis IL
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There's something to be said for staying the course with jobs that society generally considers less desirable. This was true with the military, in the draft era, before it became super competitive and regained respect in the public viewpoint.

Young people seem to want something glamorous, with an instant big payday. Not to mention the common tossing around of the word "loser", towards people who hold these jobs, that tends to exert peer group pressure to avoid said occupations.
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Young people seem to want something glamorous, with an instant big payday. Not to mention the common tossing around of the word "loser", towards people who hold these jobs, that tends to exert peer group pressure to avoid said occupations.
I think the view of the job is largely earned because of stores that are owned by someone who has little to do with day-to-day operations and hires relatively low-level managers who in turn hire slave-level "assistant managers" to grind out the hours. Not every fast food place has a highly paid manager.

But for a good chain and a good owner, yes, managing can be very challenging and appropriately compensated.
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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There are plenty of jobs in that range with do not require an academic degree. Fast food store managers earn their pay!
I was in a Burger King along the freeway Tuesday night when a bus full of high school baseball players rolled in. It was evening staff, with the manager, a cook, a counter person and a drive through person as the only staff. The manager was laying out buns in the kitchen and filling fryers before the first order was placed. Once the kitchen was in high gear, he moved to a second register and started taking orders. When the burgers started flying out of the kitchen, he moved to filling orders and dispensing drinks. All this time the drive through was functioning normally, and I doubt the people in their cars even knew the joint was jammed.

The only holdup was the typical freeway Bozon who waited until they got to the register to read the menu. The kids knew what they wanted. Everybody had their order within 15 minutes of walking in the door. Not bad. This was 8:30 at night, and I'm sure the manager was well into a long day. He was earning his money. If you want school bus business, you have to be able to handle a school bus full of hungry teenagers.
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Old 05-18-2019, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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I was in a Burger King along the freeway Tuesday night when a bus full of high school baseball players rolled in.
The BK in my former rural area, the only fast food place within get-it-home-warm range, was a highway stop with three-bus parking and (apparently) a working relationship with the many NYC-Boston bus companies. I started off groaning if I got there to see a bus or two (especially ones just pulling in), but as you describe, if anything that meant faster, more attentive service and freshly-made everything.

The manager who was on duty most of the time was - again, as you note - very, very involved and good at his job.
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:10 PM
 
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I came to believe that In-N-Outs came from the factory with a line of 20 cars for the drive-up.

Never understood the rabid obsession with the chain. Decent burgers, a little pricey, but absolutely nothing special. I chalk it up to cult status, like Coors beer before it went national.
little pricey? Youíre kidding.
As far as cult status....yeah 20/30 cars in a drive through as soon as they open till they close tells me itís more than cult status. One in and out in Irvine is doing three drive throughs.
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