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Old 11-13-2013, 01:51 PM
 
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Seriously?

 
Old 11-13-2013, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Broward County FL
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I heard a rumor that McDonalds is a corporation and not a charity looking out for your best interests. Only a rumor.
Then stop spreading rumors.
 
Old 11-13-2013, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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There may be some consumers who will staunchly NOT pay the extra .25 for a value menu item, sure. But I'm guessing McDonald's, doubtless correctly, is banking on the many, many, many, many, many more people who will do exactly that without so much as batting an eye, because in their eyes, it's still a cheap and convenient alternative at that price point.
 
Old 11-13-2013, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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and it's all just lies...Don't believe the hype...Food costs are outrageously low...
And what about operating costs? I worked in the restaurant business for years and what you keep saying just isn't true. Food costs are going up and many restaurants operate on a very slim margin. Start padding your hyperbole with links to real data.
 
Old 11-13-2013, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...I know a guy in the pizza business and he said they have about $1.50 in a pie...
Be realistic - what other costs are involved in making/selling pizza? The building, utilities, ovens, employees, employee benefits, taxes, insurance, licenses...
 
Old 11-13-2013, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Honestly, from some posts on here, one would think that the only expenses to be recovered in running a restaurant franchise are the wholesale costs of the food ingredients.
 
Old 11-13-2013, 03:44 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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The changes won't deter me all that much, but I shop around at different places, too, because whenever I choose between two things, I like to take both.

So Mickey D's can call it the "Two Dollar Menu" now.
 
Old 11-13-2013, 03:50 PM
bg7
 
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You can raise a chicken for nothing. A chick costs $2 and you just let it run around your yard gobbling up what it can find. And you get free eggs.

Wholesale chicken prices are outrageous.
 
Old 11-13-2013, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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The changes won't deter me all that much, but I shop around at different places, too, because whenever I choose between two things, I like to take both.

So Mickey D's can call it the "Two Dollar Menu" now.


Hey.....that does sound reasonable! The Two Dollar Menu.....I can live with that! Thanks, case!
 
Old 11-13-2013, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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You can raise a chicken for nothing. A chick costs $2 and you just let it run around your yard gobbling up what it can find. And you get free eggs.

Wholesale chicken prices are outrageous.
As someone who grew up on a farm where a clutch of chickens were kept for personal consumption and as a hobby, I feel okay in pointing out that it does, in fact, cost something to raise and maintain and feed and shelter them in order to get those "free" eggs.

And given that the majority of people, including myself, now live in cities and suburbs, where ordinances prohibiting the keeping of fowl on residential property are still more common than the opposite (despite the "urban farming" trend), I'm guessing most people aren't really looking to raise their own chickens to cut back on their McMuffin bills.
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