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Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Here’s Your Food, Now Go Away

I’m a sucker for the occasional (rare) trip to Burger King to get the one menu item I fell in love with—the Rodeo Cheeseburger. Most stores don’t offer it any more, but you can easily make it yourself by ordering a cheeseburger plain (or, in my case, two), an order of onion rings, and ask for some packets of barbecue sauce instead of the usual horseradish sauce they serve with onion rings. Such was my light dinner tonight.

That’s the setup, now here comes the rant. If you have any affiliation with a fast-food restaurant, pay attention.

I fully realize that we live in a country where everything is about speed. This is why you can hardly drive a hundred yards without seeing at least one fast food restaurant. But once in a while, I actually like to walk in, order, and sit down for a bit.

So, do I have a permanent message tattooed to my forehead that says “To Go” or something? Surely it can’t just be me, but I’d wager that at least half of the time I order and indicate that I’m eating in (it even says so on the receipt), some brain-dead worker (sometimes even supervisors or managers) bags up my food anyway, like they don’t want me to sit in their dining room.

Since a few of you might be wondering, the answer is no, I do not call attention to their blunder and ask them to dig everything out and put it on a tray. I do, however, attempt to sit in a location where I can possibly catch their eye and I glare at them while emptying the contents of the bag. A few times, the worker has summoned the typical “oh shit” look, revealing that they realized they screwed up. Not very often, though.

No, BK isn’t the only place this happens. You can pretty much name any fast food restaurant and it’ll still happen.

P.S. - there’s sort of a part two for this entry—a moblog image about BK’s french fry/onion ring cartons. Be sure to read the three note overlays.

» Posted by ALBj at 09:06 PM (ET)
Category: Journal, Rant


I’ve notice many fast food restaurants don’t even ask if you’re eating in anymore. They automatically bag everything. Subway is particularly notorious for this. It’s a waste and we, the customer, end up paying the extra costs.

» Posted by Queue
November 6, 2006 12:57 PM

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