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    Fast food places getting stingy?

    In the last month I've stopped in a few places and noticed they're cutting back. Not in portions, but other little things.

    Taco Bell: Keeping the hot sauce packets behind the counter in one store.

    KFC: Limiting the number of sauces you can take for the popcorn chicken to two.

    McDonalds: One place was keeping the ketchup available on request only.

    What gives? It's not like the prices are getting any cheaper.
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    Here, they are making portions smaller too.
    Bought a twister 1 week ago at KFC, it was almost half of the size, with a slightly cheaper price.

    Not only in the food industry tough, most of things we buy regularly are getting lesser in both quantity and quality, while same price label on them.
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    Other than a pizza every now and then, I can't recall the last fast food I've eaten. McD's well over two years, KFC probably a year ago, Taco Bell a bit longer. Guess I wouldn't notice this too easily...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurakUeda View Post
    lesser in both quantity and quality, while same price label on them.
    If things are getting more expensive, then you either pay a higher price, or get less for the same price. Did you miss basic addition and subtraction in elementary school?

    Their selling price = their cost + profit

    If their cost increases, their selling price must increase, or their profit must decrease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurakUeda View Post
    Here, they are making portions smaller too.
    Bought a twister 1 week ago at KFC, it was almost half of the size, with a slightly cheaper price.

    Not only in the food industry tough, most of things we buy regularly are getting lesser in both quantity and quality, while same price label on them.
    Agreed.
    I'm in Singapore, not the US, and that can clearly represent their services going down globally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petteyg359 View Post
    If things are getting more expensive, then you either pay a higher price, or get less for the same price. Did you miss basic addition and subtraction in elementary school?
    What's an elementary school?
    You must be a smart person, because you have some numbers in your nick...

    I used to:
    Buy 500g of ItemX for Y amount of money, and used it for 2 weeks.

    Now:
    I can buy 400g of ItemX for same amount of money, and can only use it for 1 week because of the poor quality. And they still selling it as same product.
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    It will save these big companies lots of money by cutting down on the waste, some people do take more than they need i.e. handfull of sauces/napkins when they require only one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul-UKWSD View Post
    i.e. handfull of sauces/napkins when they require only one...
    Ah, thanks for that reminder.

    Subway: One napkin instead of two (same location).
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    I noticed the same at Red Lobster recently with regards to the size of the full-portion of their fresh fish. Definitely seemed as though they were cutting back on the portion size.
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    I've been noticing it too. Burger King and Carls' Jr seem to be about the only ones around here that still make a decent tasting burger - one that doesn't taste like it's 'missing' something.

    Quote Originally Posted by petteyg359 View Post
    Did you miss basic addition and subtraction in elementary school?
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    Quote Originally Posted by akashik View Post
    Nice attitude. Someone whizz in your cereal this morning?
    No. Somebody made a statement implying a lack of understanding of elementary math. If something gets bigger, something has to get smaller to make room for it, unless you're in a Harry Potter story and can conjure space and matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike V View Post
    What gives? It's not like the prices are getting any cheaper.
    maybe they're just fed up with people helping themselves to the stuff.

    fast food joints suck anyway.

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    I think that many businesses have cut costs (and often thus product size/quality) in this economy.

    Many companies are becoming their own worst competition by degrading their brand.

    Ultimately the businesses with the larger cash reserves -- and the ability/willingness to keep standards high -- may do the best long-term.

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    I just ordered Chinese today and noticed more rice than meat (I have been ordering from them for years). Surprising to see this thread come up, as it was noticeable
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    I have noticed all places are lacking in quality, quantity, and service lately. But they sure all seem to be raising prices for less product and service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csparks View Post
    I have noticed all places are lacking in quality, quantity, and service lately. But they sure all seem to be raising prices for less product and service.
    Agreed!

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