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Old 01-06-2009, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Does anyone else find anything gross with the current meal deals being pushed by the industry?

Jack In The Box - 2 tacos, a burger, small fries for 299

Subway - 5 for a foot long sandwich

Dairy Queen and some pizza places have other major deals right now - I dont pay too much attention...

Does this ring the bell of the saying "there is a reason why it is only 99 cents"?

Are these deals a good thing during this economic crisis or will submitting to the lifestyle of being a frequent fast"foodie" only make us sicker, leading to more problems in our health care?

Will it take Mom/Dad out of the kitchen more often than most are?

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Old 01-07-2009, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Gross ? Whats gross about a meal deal ? If you dont like it dont eat it. Simple as.
There has and always be meal deals. The economic crisis has nada to do with it. You can still buy real food cheaper in the grocery store.
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:35 AM
 
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my Grandma always said..."all things in moderation"

We do the Subway deal for dinner about once a month and I am glad
for the 5 for a foot deal.

...in fact I think I may check out some of the deals you mentioned LOL
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Hunger Buster and friest at DQ for $2.99
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:37 PM
 
Location: North Florida
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I love the Subway $5 footlong. Some of the subs are actually pretty healthy and I can eat half for lunch and half for dinner. Hard to beat $2.50/meal on a budget. People can choose whether or not to eat unhealthy fast food. It's all a preference. I agree, it's way cheaper and healthier to make dinner at home. To each his own. Companies are going to find ways to make money no matter what. When people stop buying, offerings change.
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I think that it is strange...

Considering the food itself, cost for storage and shipment, the hourly employees, rental fees and utilities, the condiments and wrappers/bags that a MEAL for one person: 2 tacos, burger and fries is 2.99

Of course, they expect a person to then order a drink (1.79 - 1.99) and I am sure a person is asked to upsize their fries...

That is where the money is made, on fries and sodas.

I just dont comprehend how the general public is not turned off by this and cannot see through the companies general goals of money making while paying no attention to the quality of product they allow people to ingest..
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Philly
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Yeah some of them are gross, especially seeing some little shriviled up deep fried mess on a bun.

But for some, the price is right, it's quick and convenient, and it stops the hunger pains so they go with it.
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:10 PM
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Yes, at least Subway has some healthy alternatives. As for the others, it's a free country.
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Brian and bjh, I am not questioning the rights of citizens or the rights of those in the industry, just questioning the thinking behind those who actually buy this food, the implications it may have and the damage the fast food industry may be causing.
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Nothing wrong with fast food in moderation. I know a guy that eats DQ alot (I cook there PT) and he is pretty fit. I eat it from time to time. The quality of fast food in no way compares to anything you can cook at home so I prefer a good home cooked meal.
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