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Old 05-31-2012, 12:41 PM
 
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We went to Chick-Fil-A yesterday and found out they no longer offer the "senior drink" discount. The manager said since they couldn't give the discount to everyone, they stopped the one for seniors. I asked him then why didn't they just give everyone a discount. He sputtered around and said they decided to use that money for marketing instead.

I'm sure they deleted the senior discount so they can make even more MONEY!!! That corporation already does very well.

Cheep, cheep, cheep! Does anyone else feel disappointed that a company would remove a discount for seniors, especially when most other fast food chain offers one. Taco Bell gives a FREE senior drink.

It's not that we need the money. The senior drink was the nice effort of the chain to in a very small way to honor seniors and encourage their business.

 
Old 05-31-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Didn't you post this yesterday ? two days ago?

I'm Willing to bet it one misinformed manager or a franchiser decision . Not a corporate one.
 
Old 05-31-2012, 01:00 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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My local Chick-Fil-A gives free refills, (most fast food places do).

And often have the dinning area person (table cleaner) ask if you want a re-fill, and will go up and fill it and bring it back.
 
Old 05-31-2012, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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We went to Chick-Fil-A yesterday and found out they no longer offer the "senior drink" discount. The manager said since they couldn't give the discount to everyone, they stopped the one for seniors. I asked him then why didn't they just give everyone a discount. He sputtered around and said they decided to use that money for marketing instead.

I'm sure they deleted the senior discount so they can make even more MONEY!!! That corporation already does very well.

Cheep, cheep, cheep! Does anyone else feel disappointed that a company would remove a discount for seniors, especially when most other fast food chain offers one. Taco Bell gives a FREE senior drink.

It's not that we need the money. The senior drink was the nice effort of the chain to in a very small way to honor seniors and encourage their business.
Maybe the elimination of the discount will help save seniors' health. I can't imagine a healthy drink besides water or wine in any restaurant including Chick-Fil-A.
 
Old 06-01-2012, 01:16 AM
 
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Maybe the elimination of the discount will help save seniors' health. I can't imagine a healthy drink besides water or wine in any restaurant including Chick-Fil-A.
Iced tea. Tea has antioxidants.
 
Old 06-01-2012, 01:21 AM
 
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I support Chik-Fil-A for their moral stance on marriage. Good food too!
 
Old 06-01-2012, 03:05 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Discounts for whatever reason at whatever retail establishments are welcome but I don't think any one group deserves one 'just because'
 
Old 06-01-2012, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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I actually wouldn't blame them if they did stop giving out the discount. So many people are getting older and the Boomers are in the age range now. I can imagine that having so many folks eligible for the discount can affect their bottom line.
 
Old 06-02-2012, 06:24 AM
 
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I support Chik-Fil-A for their moral stance on marriage. Good food too!
What is their moral stance on marriage?

Is this a national chain?
 
Old 06-02-2012, 06:26 AM
 
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I actually wouldn't blame them if they did stop giving out the discount. So many people are getting older and the Boomers are in the age range now. I can imagine that having so many folks eligible for the discount can affect their bottom line.
Most restaurants that give discounts for something make up for their possible "loss" by adding cost to something else. And, drinks like iced tea cost nearly nothing to make, it's all water and a few cheap teabags. They will do more damage to their business PR-wise than anything else by discontinuing.
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