is fast food even worth it anymore?

is fast food even worth it anymore?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You know that "fast, cheap, good" triangle people talk about? This stuff used to be fast and cheap. Now it's just fast, and frankly that's slipping. Something has to give, it seems to me.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        TWO

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          SOMETHING CHUCK SNEED FEEDS

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          FLOOOOOOOOOOOOR

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Not even fast anymore. Fast food companies realized that they can get away with assigning less hours to their workers and making fatasses wait 10+ minutes for their burgers to maximize their profit margins. Last time I went to mcdonalds it was a 15 minute wait. Literally faster and cheaper to just make your own shitty burger.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My fast food bill has not changed over the last couple decades.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    But you see, it never was

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    never was. it's about time you grew up.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >We go there for the kids.
    >It's just handy once in a while
    No you don't. You're a cheapskate with terrible taste. And you're rightfully being taken advantage of. Serves you right.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      why u guys get so uppity?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        because for less money you could go to a cheap italian place and get a much better meal.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You're literally just making shit up. Now please get on with some arbitrary numbers you'll make up to defend your post or a random Midwestern shithole italian restaurant still priced like it's 1982

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            > random Midwestern shithole italian restaurant
            and they’re good okay. idc if it’s not real italian food

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >We go there for the kids.
          >It's just handy once in a while
          No you don't. You're a cheapskate with terrible taste. And you're rightfully being taken advantage of. Serves you right.

          But why are you getting upset what some family you will never meet chooses to have for supper? What delusion are you under that your opinion on other people's families matters?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          No you cant.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >for less money you could go to a cheap italian place and get a much better meal.
          Bull fricking shit. Kys.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >It's just handy once in a while
      But it is
      >doing project on saturday morning
      >have to go get more wood and stuff
      >pick up a burger while there that takes like 5 minutes
      >can just go back and keep doing shit

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Congrats on having a lightning fast mcdonalds, anyways, you could cook a burger yourself in five minutes and not be a complete piece of shit.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I would if I had burgers at the time, otherwise
          >make a long ass meal and take bigger break from project
          >spend like 20 minutes shopping for shit to make burgers with
          >spend 5 minutes getting a couple cheeseburgers they always have ready for like 3 bucks
          I know what Im choosing.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I know what I'm choosing too.
            >finish project because I'm not such a fatass that I will die if I don't get a cheeseburger every 4 hours
            >cook and eat real food afterwards
            The next cope I predict from you is terminally fast food brained, that is, you don't just have cookable food in stock at your house so you have to calculate a full grocery store trip as part of the work that goes into your lunch.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >you can cook a burger in 5 minutes
          Are you microwaving something pre-thawed or just a fan of undercooked meat? moron.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >cheapskate
      In relation to what? A fork and knife restaurant?
      Eating out is not something cheapskates do

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My weekly Sheetz runs are still affordable and give good product for the money. Except the pizza flats. Don't get anything with chicken in that category. They undercook it and you get fricked in the ass by salmonella.
    Pizza? I'm about to hit up the grocery store instead because a single pizza order (enough for a meal plus two meals of leftovers, the only fiscally sound option) is 40% of a grocery shopping trip's price anymore.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Subway paid for this chart

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Everyone knows Subway is increasing profits through a combination of squeezing franchisees and requiring them to buy shitty ingredients from corporate at above market rates.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No, especially if you live in a metro with a lot of food choices. I have hole in the walls or mom&pop places that serve better food for the same cost or cheaper. Fast food is now what chain sit down restaurants were in the 00’s, and chain restaurants are sometimes the same price as higher end places now.

    Eating out was always more expensive but poor people literally can’t afford it now. Economy is going to collapse or people are going to revolt against the people in charge, probably both

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I can still get a large pizza at dominos for like eight bucks, it's a pretty good deal. There are select discounts on all the apps that are actual normal earth pricing instead of the inflated hell we're getting, but I did have to sell my soul and information to the data-collecting israelites.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >but I did have to sell my soul and information to the data-collecting israelites.
      I used to install the app, order, then delete the app.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The issue isn't really passive data collection or monitoring by the app, your phone can stop all that pretty easily on its own. They take those individual moments and still extract as much data as they can, if you used the same phone or phone number or email or other information that can bridge a connection, they've already made that connection, and there's probably some "relevant" data included in your profile about how you uninstall after every use, because that's marketable information too.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Even if you buy a new device and setup new accounts, start watching youtube and watch only videos about a specific topic, eventually the YT algorithm will start recommending videos you have watched on other devices in the past. Because through the magic of "cross-device identification" through proximity, location and sensor data (and snitching from nearby devices you don't own or control) they can quickly determine who this new mystery device almost certainly belongs to.
          Lmao?

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >actual inflation
    This number is absolute bullshit. The actual cost of living has gone up significantly more than that.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What, you don't trust the israelites with infinite money laughing at you?

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is 31% actual inflation or ~~*actual inflation*~~? Either way I stopped buying McSlop this year.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i got KFC yesterday and it was 12$ for their five piece strips and 2 sides. I was like, wow thats a good deal then i opened the box.

    five strips, all of them two bites. Possibly 1/3 the size they were five years ago. fries, not wedges (I know ts been fries for a while now). tiny biscuit, a bowl of mac and cheese that I ate in 3 spoonfulls.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Taco bell has a box you can only order online or some shit that costs $5 and lets you add a crunchwrap which itself usually costs $5, so I mean, it's not the worst deal but it's still $5 for shitty food.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's $5.99 and a few months ago not only was it $5.00 but it also included an extra burrito over what's offered now. Losing 1/3rd of the entrees while upping the price by a dollar is crappy.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    hasnt been for a long time
    the last 10 years or so the only people you even see in McDonalds are
    >friday night drunks and crackheads at 3am
    >sunday morning boomers getting mccafe coffee and a free newspaper
    >people on road trips or in airports with literally no other option
    like why pay fricking $20 for a shitty big mac meal when you can get a proper hand-made artisan burger with a pint of craft beer at your local bar, pub or burger place for the same price?

    dominoes got rid of their $5 large pizzas a year ago and doubled it to $11
    even subway jacked their $5 footlongs up to $9 last year.
    only thing keeping all these places alive are stoners and lazy morons paying a 3x markup for the shit to be delivered to their house.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >proper hand-made artisan burger
      those cost even more than fast food though

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        no, literally read my post again
        mcdonalds is empty all the time because there's like 8 privately-owned bars and burger places that do a better burger w/ a beer for the same price.
        it wouldnt be a big deal if mcdonalds was any good, but its always half-cold hockey puck burger patties with imitation soy bread product and coke that's 99% water and ice

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Mc is still cheaper but what some years ago was less then half the price now it's just a couple of dollars less. At that point might as well get the better product.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Their trick is that those groups you identified will keep going to mcdonalds no matter what happens, so they've just dropped the pandering to occasional customers and are squeezing the ones they have locked down for all they're worth.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fast food isn't getting more expensive, the industry is constantly improving their efficiency and productivity to reduce costs. It's your dollar that's worth less, and you can blame the central bank and your government for that. The 'actual inflation' figure in that chart is a hilarious lie.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Post the correct actual inflation number with proofs

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    national burrito chains like Moes and Qdoba and Chipotle are all cheaper and faster than fast food at this point (they have always tasted better) and even they are still mogged by little roadside food stands/trailers. there is zero fricking reason to get fast food unless you have no other option. super market deli/chicken wings are usually better, cheaper, and faster as well

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's not. I still eat out about the same amount (once a week) I just take my money to different places. I can go get sushi or pita wraps or tacos or whatever. I think the price hikes may have ended up helping small business at the expense of fast food franchises. For $10 I can get a really tasty pita wrap and a salad at the local Greek place, but that just feels like too much money to spend at Taco Bell or Mcdonalds so my money goes to the old Greek man.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I went to taco bell just now, it was $18 and change and they got my order wrong, they gave me potato tacos instead of beef
    I haven't been there in months, frick this place

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the only point in going is that they still have drive thrus and they're open late. When I get off work at 8pm some nights fast food is the only place still open when I don't feel like cooking. But I try to avoid this.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      who is even going to these places anymore? I'm waiting for the day they all shut down

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I want to try the Baja blast pie

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >menu prices have outpaced national inflation rates
    >therefore, the restaurants are to blame

    I kind of hate the person who made this chart. National inflation is, and always has been, calculated in a way to be favorable to the current President. It doesn't matter if that's a vegana-grabber or a senile kiddie diddler. The inflation rate will ALWAYS be calculated to make him look good.

    All these restaurants are not colluding to jack up their prices in concert. The menu prices reflect REAL inflation. The 31% number is the fricking joke, and the people responsible for perpetuating this lie are flaunting the truth because they know that we can never bring them to justice.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >True inflation is both 39% and 100%
      You're more worthless than the government statisticians.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        "it's not artificial price increase it's REAL INFLATION"
        there is literally no difference. fast food prices are increasing primarily because the budget-conscious fast food customer is disappearing because the middle class is disappearing. it has nothing to do with the price of goods and services for the restaurant and entirely to do with changes to their demographic

        Two posts one after the other, after a day of the thread sitting. You're really trying to earn those 50 cents per post, aren't you?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      "it's not artificial price increase it's REAL INFLATION"
      there is literally no difference. fast food prices are increasing primarily because the budget-conscious fast food customer is disappearing because the middle class is disappearing. it has nothing to do with the price of goods and services for the restaurant and entirely to do with changes to their demographic

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Average chantard's knowledge of economics

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's never been worth it. The last worthwhile fast food was the 3-4 dollar hamburger at the habit. No doubt dead as a doornail these days.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When it half price on ubereats

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe you should post this on Culinaly. That way you'll get some tips on how to stop being a poorgay and to won't have to make this shitty thread again.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's a bit misleading. Taco bell's new strategy is to have very overpriced limited time items while keeping the staples incredibly cheap. You can still eat for under 5 bucks there if you order right

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Gee I wonder why fast food was so cheap 10-15 years ago.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe its time to move to the tropics are eat natural food?

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No. Its like $3 more to get a massive burger from chillis/applebees/fridays/ect, the beef patty is huge and you can tell its beef actually, order is never wrong, and its faster than a drive thru with curbside pickup. Only people eating drive thru these days are low IQ folk on auto pilot. I assume these days its only people paying with EBT.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Good news everyone, McDonald's has solved the problem. Their solution? All day breakfast bagel sandwiches. Nice that corporations are able to think outside of the box and get everything back on track.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Not a bad strategy to capture the overpaid wfh tech sissy who wakes up at noon segment

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >sell things people actually want, all day
      Incredible strategy

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    wage inflation is out of control way higher than other inflations. fast food workers are making it rain right now. if you work fast food you need to ask for a raise get paid king

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Go to your local family run restaurant. Pic related are tacos from the Mexican takeout place on the same street as Taco Bell. These are the same price as Taco Bell's tacos but taste better. Actual avocado, not green avocado-ish sauce.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Explains why my sausage biscuit combo was fricking $9

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Chikfila and Culver's are basically the only places left I go to. Chikfila is on the border of being too expensive though.

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My wage increases with inflation.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      thats how it should be good job by you brother

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >actual inflation
    Reminder that the inflation calculation does not include housing, medicine, or school. It's so much worse than you think

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I literally can sit at my local diner or coney island and get a bigger meal, with service, tip, and it might be $2-$3 more. Fast food is simply not justifiable anymore unless you wake up late for work and have to get something on the way. Frick fast food

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Fast food minimizes human contact. The price is a social anxiety tax.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        fast food workers are teenage minorities who show open contempt towards their customers. of course you're going to have social anxiety about shopping if that's your only point of contact. they aren't even poorly paid anymore, they're just completely disjointed from the local community because management is completely disjointed from them, which is the exact opposite of how it's like to patronize a local establishment

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fast food stopped being worth it when the big box meals at KFC went over $10.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's fricked up to remember that the cash I was making part time in high school (mid 00s) had more buying power than any side gig a kid could take today. Taco Bell with the boys was common so a lot of those menu prices are stuck in my head as a metric. What used to be $4.44 is now almost $10 (#7). I wasn't independent my any means but I could pay a (used) car bill and frick around with friends on my own dime and now I don't think kids can. Thanks for reading my blog.

      I could turn the original $5 box at Taco Bell into 1 shitty breakfast an okay lunch/dinner.

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Our president said that inflation is going down and the economy is roaring, he made 5 million jobs last month.
    That means the fast food companies are price gouging and trying to steal all our money so the CEO's can get a 50 million dollar raise.
    The solution is to tear down our fascist government and rebuild as worker owned coop's.

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My antitrust professor told us that fast food brands are advertising companies more than anything else. No one would ever choose their food except that people are loaded with advertisements reminding them to try some new slop.

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    starbucks gave my wife 80% ice last time so their inflation isn't that low at all
    cutting corners just like everybody else

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