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Old 04-19-2014, 12:19 AM
 
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I can still get a double cheeseburger, small fries and a small drink at McDonald's for a little over $3. The breakfast items have gradually increased in price, though; 10 years ago I could get a McMuffin value meal for under $4, but now it's closer to $5.

These days, the best bargains are the local all-you-can-eat buffets. There's one place where I live that serves a Southern-style lunch buffet for $10 including drink, tax and decent tip. Chinese buffet take-out is pretty good too; they charge by the weight of your box, and I usually end up between $10 and $12 including a bowl of soup.
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Me and my woman share a sandwich and potatos @Paesano's for $10. Cheap!
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:48 AM
 
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I do wish we could get In-N-Out in Philly though... nothing here comes close to the value of their burgers.
I once read someone that In-N-Out prides itself on having its meat delivered "fresh" within one day from a production facility in the Southwest or West Coast. So unless/until they build a second facility east of the Mississippi, I'm afraid they won't be coming to Philly.
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:49 AM
 
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And think about it what it would be if they raised minimum wage
Some economic experts theorize less than a dollar on a typical "value meal", but that's another topic...
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:18 PM
 
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Some economic experts theorize less than a dollar on a typical "value meal", but that's another topic...
Yeah, a dollar here, a dollar there. That's how you end up with $10 for a fast food meal. Everyone has a red line and aren't willing to pay a cent more. As mentioned before, McDonald's dollar menu is the way to go. 99 cents each for a cheeseburger, small fries and a small drink. If you want you can splurge and add sautéed onions to your cheeseburger for an extra 19 cents. One step up is Burger King's Junior Whopper meal, all for well under $5. Call me cheap but if I want a real burger I go somewhere, be waited on and order a beer with my burger.
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:20 PM
 
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five guys is way above burger king. i can still go to burger king and get three cheesburgers and a drink (like 700 calories or more) for five bucks. i don't get fries, but two cheeseburgers and fries wouldn't be much more.
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Philly
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Yeah, a dollar here, a dollar there. That's how you end up with $10 for a fast food meal. Everyone has a red line and aren't willing to pay a cent more. As mentioned before, McDonald's dollar menu is the way to go. 99 cents each for a cheeseburger, small fries and a small drink. If you want you can splurge and add sautéed onions to your cheeseburger for an extra 19 cents. One step up is Burger King's Junior Whopper meal, all for well under $5. Call me cheap but if I want a real burger I go somewhere, be waited on and order a beer with my burger.
the difference is sue to the quality of the product. mcdonalds keeps its prices low by using processed, frozen , low quality ingredients. for a time poor quality was synonymous with the fast portion but it doesnt have to be.
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:04 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Yeah, a dollar here, a dollar there. That's how you end up with $10 for a fast food meal. Everyone has a red line and aren't willing to pay a cent more. As mentioned before, McDonald's dollar menu is the way to go. 99 cents each for a cheeseburger, small fries and a small drink. If you want you can splurge and add sautéed onions to your cheeseburger for an extra 19 cents. One step up is Burger King's Junior Whopper meal, all for well under $5. Call me cheap but if I want a real burger I go somewhere, be waited on and order a beer with my burger.
The dollar menu is for lunch not dinner
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Manayunk
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And think about it what it would be if they raised minimum wage
You would pay $.68 more for a Big Mac.
http://http://abcnews.go.com/business/t/blogEntry?id=19830237&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google .com%2F

But honestly, chances are the CEOs would raise prices even more and blame raising the wages and just pocket the money. The average CEO has had a 12% wage increase in the past year, averaging a 1.8 million dollar raise. Corporate profits are at an all time high. These are all easily accessed facts and stats also.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:51 AM
 
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We could be entering a scary food shortage. Of course this has been orchestrated by the Global Elite and the Bildebergers. You should not eat fast food to start with. Eat some celery and soup.
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