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"

7 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

I take it there an american icon as I've never seen them in the UK but 50% is a lot.

Spaz Monkey said...

Yeah, they are not really an american Icon, as much as Mcdonalds or Burger King, but there are alot of them.

Lot's Wife said...

But if we occupy Checkers, people are going to get hungry, and then they'll have us in the bag.

ancient one said...

What kind of barbeque sauce are you buying for 99 cents? It must have been on sale. :)

Spaz Monkey said...

@ Lot's wife, you are right this had not occurred to me.
@ ancient one there are many barbecue sauces for 99cent, though they are mostly generic, or Hunt's; Most definitely not Sweet Baby Ray's or something of that caliber
Thanks to all for reading and commenting

Bersercules said...

Charge for water? for BBQ sause? screw them! I'll never go there! (but there arn't any in Canada anyway!)

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

I'll occupy checkers... only for the fries though.