Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Occupy Checkers Restaurant
Yesterday I was in a hurry for lunch. I stopped by a local Checkers restaurant to get some food. In the past I had always known checkers to be a cheap, but good lunch. Actually about five years ago I used to work close by one. I used to go there at least twice a week for lunch. I always got the same thing. two checker burgers, a water, and two packs of barbecue sauce. Total price $2.35. Yesterday was quite different. As soon as I pulled up to the menu to place my order, I scanned around until I located the infamous "Checker Burger". The price had jumped from 99 cent, to $1.49. Now I understand time has gone by, but I did actually go there a couple years ago and it was still only 99 cent. This is a fifty percent price increase. I know lots of commodities prices have risen, but I am sure they do not pay fifty percent more for their ingredients. They also charged me 50 cent for a cup of water. Which I understand a lot of fast food restaurants do now. I pulled up and paid for my food. When the employee handed me my food, I kindly asked, "May I have two packs of barbecue sauce?". She snapped back at me "there is a charge". I repeated what she said back to her. She then says, "yes, you didn't get no chicken nuggets, so there is a charge". I asked how much. She said 65 cent after tax. My mouth dropped, I was dumbfounded and angry. "Are you fucking kidding me!". I always use barbecue sauce on my fast food burgers, because they lack in flavor, what I produce in my kitchen. You can buy a whole bottle of barbecue sauce for 99 cent at any grocery store. I told her to let me get one pack, as I needed it for my ritual fast food burger session. I can't complain about the food it was as good as I remembered, but a meal that used to cost me about $2, now cost over $4. This does not seem right, so I say "Occupy Checkers"