I went to this fast food restaurant called ‘Greek Chicken’ and got a burger (of all the things to order at a place called Greek Chicken, right?) My burger cost $11 and was burnt and tasted bad. It had probably the same amount of meat and bread and stuff as 2 Mc Donalds dollar bburgers. I wouldn’t have even ordered it if I had known the price before hand (they didn’t have the price on the drive thru menu sign).
That place is now on the Virge of closing because NOBODY eats there anymore. This is capitalism in action and is why the things we buy cost what they should cost and go out of business if they don’t. It’s a balancing act between what it costs to make, what ppl will pay and what your competitors are charging. Unless monopolies form and take over…
Another interesting thing is that Jack in the Box (and other fast food chains) will charge you that $1.50 for your soda that cost them 20¢, and only give you half of what you think your getting. Their large sodas come in like a 32oz cup, but is mostly ice. I once poured my ‘large’ soda into a plastic solo cup and it didn’t even fill the cup which is 12-16 oz in capacity. There’s nothing wrong with a little markup, it is a business; but using deception is screwed up.
I hate some…or most of the business ethics at the core of the companies we are supposed to trust.
And remember, always order your soda with “lite ice”.