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Old 03-23-2011, 03:02 AM
 
Location: Michissippi
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Taco John's is offering $15/hr to anyone willing to work their lunch crew. Williston is definitely heading in that direction.
Can a fast food business really turn a profit with those kinds of wages?
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Taco John's is offering $15/hr to anyone willing to work their lunch crew. Williston is definitely heading in that direction.
How are the fast food prices? Are they gouging everybody too, or are they staying reasonable?
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:58 AM
 
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How are the fast food prices? Are they gouging everybody too, or are they staying reasonable?
Honestly... no idea. I don't really eat fast food. I guess I could go check it out, but I'm not a big fan of Taco John's lol.
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Honestly... no idea. I don't really eat fast food. I guess I could go check it out, but I'm not a big fan of Taco John's lol.
I was just thinking that if the grocery stores are gouging everybody, I would think the Fast Food would be doing the same. But I haven't heard anybody say anything about them. They're certainly paying high wages.
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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this change must be shocking !
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:07 AM
 
Location: C-U metro
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I was just thinking that if the grocery stores are gouging everybody, I would think the Fast Food would be doing the same. But I haven't heard anybody say anything about them. They're certainly paying high wages.
There is a pizza place that just opened up in Watford City that is charging $20 for a cheese pizza. 14" I think. You can't get near the place in the evenings due to all the trucks. Prices are higher in the boom areas but it's more like SF/Seattle metro pricing rather than NYC pricing. Housing is akin to NYC pricing. The obituary's do triple duty as the obituary/business opportunity/real estate sections of the local paper. Sad but true. I think the grocery prices are a dollar higher per item than Bismarck.

I know that a lot of people are shocked at having to pay people at the Sidney or Williston McD's $10 an hour to start and they call their hours but you can't get anyone interested otherwise. Prices aren't that much higher, about $1 per meal, as they make the majority back on volume. It will get worse this summer and into next winter as oil prices are expected to remain over $100/bbl.
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:44 AM
 
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I'm not sure Wonderful Jella is too far off on his/her comment (whether it was in sarcasm or not). It actually IS very shocking to some of the locals who are not used to this sudden change in their community. When you have elderly people living comfortably in their apartments for $275 dollars a month, and then within a couple years, the prices for those same apartments are now closer to $1000. I would say a lot of people are shocked!
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:54 AM
 
Location: 125 Years Too Late...
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I'm not sure Wonderful Jella is too far off on his/her comment (whether it was in sarcasm or not). It actually IS very shocking to some of the locals who are not used to this sudden change in their community. When you have elderly people living comfortably in their apartments for $275 dollars a month, and then within a couple years, the prices for those same apartments are now closer to $1000. I would say a lot of people are shocked!
I'll bet it's shocking! I'd be outraged. It's especially bad for the elderly, since many of them are not in a position or in well enough health to move.
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:58 PM
 
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There is a pizza place that just opened up in Watford City that is charging $20 for a cheese pizza. 14" I think. You can't get near the place in the evenings due to all the trucks. Prices are higher in the boom areas but it's more like SF/Seattle metro pricing rather than NYC pricing. Housing is akin to NYC pricing. The obituary's do triple duty as the obituary/business opportunity/real estate sections of the local paper. Sad but true. I think the grocery prices are a dollar higher per item than Bismarck.

I know that a lot of people are shocked at having to pay people at the Sidney or Williston McD's $10 an hour to start and they call their hours but you can't get anyone interested otherwise. Prices aren't that much higher, about $1 per meal, as they make the majority back on volume. It will get worse this summer and into next winter as oil prices are expected to remain over $100/bbl.
Yep, there is another pizza place in town that opened up here in Williston...they were chargeing 22 for a large pizza, now I see they went down to 18. I work at a local motel here and often get guests asking for a suggested place to eat. I have shown them the menu from said place and they just shake their head "too pricey for me" maybe they are making said good money, but most don't throw it away.
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Miami
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I'm not sure Wonderful Jella is too far off on his/her comment (whether it was in sarcasm or not). It actually IS very shocking to some of the locals who are not used to this sudden change in their community. When you have elderly people living comfortably in their apartments for $275 dollars a month, and then within a couple years, the prices for those same apartments are now closer to $1000. I would say a lot of people are shocked!
Yeah, certainly.But it's not bad for everybody.Youth has a future there now, they can stay near their parents instead far coasts or Texas.
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