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2017/05/31 16:11:13 (permalink)

Burger Prices Driving Customers Away

That thirteen buck-plus lunch tab for a burger, fries and a drink is putting a dent in quick serve restaurants' business, according to the Wall Street Journal.
 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/diners-are-finding-13-burgers-hard-to-swallow-1496241667
 
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/05/31 17:56:02 (permalink)
Uhn uh, no' me. I'll make mine at home for that price.
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/05/31 18:38:44 (permalink)
For the record, here's what I paid at Clamp's - very much the opposite of modern gastropub burgers - a while ago:
 

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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/05/31 18:49:14 (permalink)
" /> Yow! OK... evidently I'm just waayy out of touch with today' prices. For a really good Roadfood treat, all right. Routine chains.. uhn, uh. Which is 99% of what's around here. I hardly ever eat out.
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/05/31 19:19:22 (permalink)
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" />" />" /> Yow! OK... evidently I'm just waayy out of touch with today' prices. For a really good Roadfood treat, all right. Routine chains.. uhn, uh. Which is 99% of what's around here. I hardly ever eat out.


 
mlm
 
I think you might be short changing your city.
 
I checked yelp and it appears there are almost 240 restaurants in San Marcos
I flipped through the first 10 pages (10 restaurants on each page) and I saw about 15 recognizable chains.
Check it out- I think you might be surprised.
https://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Restaurants&start=0&l=p:TX:San_Marcos::
 
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/05/31 19:37:40 (permalink)
I'm quite happy to just eat a cheeseburger "animal style" from In-N-Out for $2.65.
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/05/31 19:40:53 (permalink)
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" />" />" />" /> Yow! OK... evidently I'm just waayy out of touch with today' prices. For a really good Roadfood treat, all right. Routine chains.. uhn, uh. Which is 99% of what's around here. I hardly ever eat out.


 
mlm
 
I think you might be short changing your city.
 
I checked yelp and it appears there are almost 240 restaurants in San Marcos
I flipped through the first 10 pages (10 restaurants on each page) and I saw about 15 recognizable chains.
Check it out- I think you might be surprised.
https://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Restaurants&start=0&l=p:TX:San_Marcos::
 


Oh, wow, Dale. Thanks for the help. I'll have to check some of these out. Now, a lot of these places are near the campus or the malls where, there are times, no sane person wants to be, but in between regular semesters or if I can get in at an odd time they may be well worth considering. At any rate, thanks so much for helping. Bearing in mind, that I have to confine my search to San Marcos, since I have physical problems curtailing highway driving, I will be glad for any feedback.
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/05/31 19:53:19 (permalink)
Laughing at myself.  Did I just say 'Oh, wow"?? Yes, I did. Goes to show I'm a child of the 60s and 70s. No wonder I'm out of touch with food prices since I seem to have stalled in the 80s somewhere.. Ha! Y'all excuse me while I go watch an Ironside or Mod Squad rerun...
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/06/01 11:01:25 (permalink)
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That thirteen buck-plus lunch tab for a burger, fries and a drink is putting a dent in quick serve restaurants' business, according to the Wall Street Journal.
 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/diners-are-finding-13-burgers-hard-to-swallow-1496241667
 


My favorite burger in New Orleans costs $3. It's available at Zuppardo's, a grocery store with a tiny lunch counter tucked away inside. est. 1935.
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/06/01 17:30:07 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Twinwillow 2017/06/04 19:49:01
I hate places whose only burger is 8oz, 10oz or bigger in an effort to justify the price. Just give me a 5/6 oz burger & price it appropriately.
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/06/01 18:41:25 (permalink)
While I'm sure it'd be quite affordable, a burger weighing 23.3 grams might not be very filling.  Better get fries, too.
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/06/01 20:36:09 (permalink)
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" />" />" /> Yow! OK... evidently I'm just waayy out of touch with today' prices. For a really good Roadfood treat, all right. Routine chains.. uhn, uh. Which is 99% of what's around here. I hardly ever eat out.


I'm pretty familiar with San Marcos. My brother has lived there for 45 years and I visit quite often. Here's some suggestions:
Cafe On The Square: decent breakfasts, good chicken fried steak, excellent spinach enchiladas.
Lolita's on Aquarena Springs Drive: drive through and walk up window for some awesome breakfast tacos!
Garcia's on LBJ: long time family run Mexican restaurant. Very reasonable prices!
San Marcos Barbeque on Hunter Rd.: Excellent BBQ! Melt in your mouth "moist" brisket.
Valentino's Pizza, also on the square. Good family oriented pizza joint.
 
Hope this helps!😀
 
post edited by iceomat - 2017/06/01 20:37:53
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/06/01 21:11:28 (permalink)
Thanks very much. I've lived in town about as long as your brother, since 1971. I wonder if I know him. I'd love to meet up with y'all next time you come down.
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/06/03 18:23:54 (permalink)
You cannot beat White Castles   !!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/06/03 18:40:20 (permalink)
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You cannot beat White Castles   !!!!!!!!!!!
 


I don't know about that. The price of a Castle has gone up to 71 cents.
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/06/03 20:33:26 (permalink)
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You cannot beat White Castles   !!!!!!!!!!!
 


Says someone who's obviously never had a Krystal.
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/06/03 20:40:30 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ChiTownDiner 2017/06/08 17:41:40
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You cannot beat White Castles   !!!!!!!!!!!
 


Says someone who's obviously never had a Krystal.


As someone who has had a few Krystals over the years, you cannot beat White Castles.
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/06/03 21:15:12 (permalink)
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You cannot beat White Castles   !!!!!!!!!!!
 


I don't know about that. The price of a Castle has gone up to 71 cents.


You can get a cheeseburger for .65c at Oasis, a sno ball and tamale stand in Arabi, LA
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/06/04 09:44:36 (permalink)
OK, I gotta weigh in here.  I had a Krystal ONCE and I never will again.  uggggghh
I get a hankerin' for a WC about once a year.  My last 3 trips cost me $9.50, $10.00, and $10.50 just for me.  2 of those were to go, no drink.  Yet another reason to stay far far away.
 
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/06/04 12:06:27 (permalink)
The Red Hot Ranch in Chicago offers a great greasy double cheeseburger (2-3oz patties) with 1/2 pound of fresh cut fries for $5.50+tax. Nothing compares in price  and taste in Chicago.
 
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/06/04 14:04:10 (permalink)
At the Gahanna Grill on Monday nights half pound hamburgers and cheeseburgers are five bucks each and they come with fries and slaw on the side.
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/06/04 15:20:05 (permalink)
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While I'm sure it'd be quite affordable, a burger weighing 23.3 grams might not be very filling.  Better get fries, too.


What is your point? You did not understand the previous post. He was asking for a 5/6 ounce, as in 5 to 6, offering. NOT 0.8 (5/6ths) ounces. And to my prospective, 5 to 6 ounces  is just right. 
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/06/04 15:39:42 (permalink)
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While I'm sure it'd be quite affordable, a burger weighing 23.3 grams might not be very filling.  Better get fries, too.


What is your point? You did not understand the previous post. He was asking for a 5/6 ounce, as in 5 to 6, offering. NOT 0.8 (5/6ths) ounces. And to my prospective, 5 to 6 ounces  is just right. 


ScreamingChicken is one of the resident wise-crackers here. That is his point.
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/06/04 18:56:50 (permalink)
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While I'm sure it'd be quite affordable, a burger weighing 23.3 grams might not be very filling.  Better get fries, too.


What is your point? You did not understand the previous post. He was asking for a 5/6 ounce, as in 5 to 6, offering. NOT 0.8 (5/6ths) ounces. And to my prospective, 5 to 6 ounces  is just right. 


ScreamingChicken is one of the resident wise-crackers here. That is his point.


Maybe so, but it added nothing. We should not suffers fools likely. I changed IDs if you're wondering.
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/06/04 19:53:24 (permalink)
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You cannot beat White Castles   !!!!!!!!!!!
 


I agree. I loved growing up with White Castle. They're the original "sliders". However, they're nonexistent in Texas. Boo-hoo!
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/06/04 20:37:18 (permalink)
Screaming Chicken is a very well respected member here. And the saying is " one shouldn't suffer  fools gladly".He is hardly a fool.
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/06/04 20:48:52 (permalink)
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While I'm sure it'd be quite affordable, a burger weighing 23.3 grams might not be very filling.  Better get fries, too.

What is your point? You did not understand the previous post. He was asking for a 5/6 ounce, as in 5 to 6, offering. NOT 0.8 (5/6ths) ounces. And to my prospective, 5 to 6 ounces  is just right.

ScreamingChicken is one of the resident wise-crackers here. That is his point.

Maybe so, but it added nothing. We should not suffers fools likely. I changed IDs if you're wondering.

Unless original poster Cavandre has a problem with my response I don't see what your issue is.  He's publicly admitted to being a Jets fan so I know he has a thick skin and take a little ribbing...and yes, I did understand his post.
 
That being said, in common usage the hyphen (because the em-dash and en-dash often require multiple keystrokes) and not the slash is used to indicate a numeric range:
http://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/hyphens.asp
https://www.dailywritingtips.com/use-a-dash-for-number-ranges/
 
The "/" indicates a fraction.  Good examples of this include most recipes; one calling for 3/4 teaspoon of salt might create a dish that serves 3-4 people.  Use 3-4 teaspoons of salt instead of 3/4 and those 3-4 people probably won't accept your next invitation to dinner.
 
Oh, a final point.  The phrase you're thinking of is "suffer fools lightly", not "suffer fools likely".
 
EDIT: I swear on a stack of Bibles that I didn't pay Ann to write that!
post edited by ScreamingChicken - 2017/06/04 21:04:27
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/06/04 21:37:05 (permalink)
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Screaming Chicken is a very well respected member here. And the saying is " one shouldn't suffer  fools gladly".He is hardly a fool.


He didn't say gladly, which is, of course, the correct expression.  2 Corinthians 11:19 (KJV), reads "For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise."
 
post edited by Michael Hoffman - 2017/06/04 21:39:05
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/06/05 19:08:13 (permalink)
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We should not suffers fools likely

 
we suffer a lot of fools, myself certainly included, on a regular basis here.
 
so.....calm thyself and dig in with all of us fools
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Re: Burger Prices Driving Customers Away 2017/06/08 11:12:49 (permalink)
Sheesh, I can go to Whataburger  and get  for about 8 bucks or so a PattyMelt,Fries and a drink.
They have some other things as well,like a smaller burger  a Whataburger Junior.  The burgers are pretty good.I know my local Whataburger was just packed Sunday.
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