Restaurants that have been robbing you blind for years

Share some stories about slop shops or sit-downs that think customers are fricking stupid idiots who deserve to lose the money they steal from you.
May as well just say it, because the last honest franchiser in my city finally got on board. Dairy Queen steals. One thing you can test anywhere is upsizing the fries or drink on a combo meal.
Normally, the surcharge is the difference in the a la carte price between the two sizes. 90% of the time it's up on the menu, so if you want, you can walk the wagey on the till through how they're an accessory to fraud. The Dairy Queen franchiser will program another bloated surcharge in the POS instead. Like, $1.65 instead of 70 cents.
The manager or whoever's in charge at the time will try to confuse you by claiming the value meal is a big aggregate charge and the included fries and drink is lumped into this. But even then, the difference between a medium and large would still be the SAME. The only difference between pricing down the principal entree or the entree item is how it looks on the receipt. They can't advance their practiced defense past this point. But they always say the same bullshit, which tells me they're knowing accomplices to fraud.
I know what you're thinking. Fast food slop isn't worth the trouble of complaining like this and I must be a bloated deathfat. This is the same reason I've refrained from going to a lawyer to get a class action going. But for frick's sake, they do it right in open view and it's so depressing how we're thought of as moronic chumps.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t understand what you are saying

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      He's complaining that they are up charging him "in open view" and he is aware of it but somehow this is theft.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I have no idea what OP is going on about
      but the last time I went to DQ was probably two years ago, just to get some large onion rings
      I forget the high price, but I thought how absurd.
      then I thought that will be the last time I come here for hot food

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The difference in price of upsizing actually costs more than the difference between the medium and large sizes.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      A small ice cream cone is $3.75.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine medium fries cost a dollar and large fries cost a dollar fifty. Karen is upset that the upcharge for a medium combo to a large combo isn't fifty cents but more than that. Apparently, she should get the larger soda that comes with the meal for free or some shit

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The second time I got fricked by Dairy Queen was the last.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i would take your case up with the Queen herself OP

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the plot twist is that the eponymous Dairy Queen is actually DQ majority shareholder Warren Buffett him(her)self

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I had DQ recently and it looked and tasted fake. It was weird. Like edible plastic or something.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I loved Dairy Queen flamethrower burgs but there is no fricking way i'm paying $12 for a burger now, not even the combo, the fricking burger... of such low quality.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I had a flamethrower burger at the DQ in Ely after spending a week in the Boundary Waters. It was so good.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Their burgers are good, but they're tiny for the same price of a Hardee's burger that tastes just as good

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It’s that expensive? I can get a burger from a local burger shop for 10 + fries (but they’re kinda shit)

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        homosexuals on Culinaly would never hysterically lie about something. You could just go to dairyqueen.com and look at the prices of your nearest franchise.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It’s that expensive? I can get a burger from a local burger shop for 10 + fries (but they’re kinda shit)

      $8.19 in my town for just the sandwich. $12 for the combo.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Last time I went was 6ish months ago when they advertised their backyard BBQ burgers or whatever they were called with the grilled onions and bacon. Good burger, but tiny, like smaller radius than regular McDonald's cheeseburger tiny, and 11.50 for the meal with their small tray of fries and small drink

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Lucky, 8.97 was the price here during COVID, two years ago it shot up to around $10, and I was like "fricking yikes" but still bought it like the fat fisaster I am. But $12 for a flamethrower? Fricking no thanks that's like pub prices.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the hot dogs are decent, the borgor tastes like sonic, which tastes like 7-Eleven, neither good nor bad, just meh

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The real crime is how shitty DQ fries are

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why are you such a fat autistic israelite that you care about an extra 1.50 for a large meal? Get a life and don’t eat fast food if it bothers you that a large meal costs more.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the complaint isn't that they're charging more it's that they're charging more than the posted price, I.e. the franchise owner is basically skimming money to print an extra million a year. imo it is probably illegal.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        if its on the receipt it's not illegal you fricking mouth breather.
        holy shit some of you people are aggresively stupid; and not the fun downy kind - the vindictive boomer kind. how do you even function in day to day life?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Putting it on the receipt is too late. It needs to be on the invoice.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >we're thought of as moronic chumps
    Not "we", just bloated deathfats like you that live on fast food slop.

    • 1 month ago
      OP

      Why are you such a fat autistic israelite that you care about an extra 1.50 for a large meal? Get a life and don’t eat fast food if it bothers you that a large meal costs more.

      See, I can't even talk about this shit because of people like you. Even if I'm not fat, I'm autistic for even caring that the places I've bought fast food slop from my whole life are all run by crooks.

      If you go to DQ for anything besides dessert you are doing it wrong.

      It's definitely wrong now. Grilled burgers are the kind of trash you can get anywhere. The cancer-coated overdone brazier shit is something I miss dearly.

      the complaint isn't that they're charging more it's that they're charging more than the posted price, I.e. the franchise owner is basically skimming money to print an extra million a year. imo it is probably illegal.

      >by claiming the value meal is a big aggregate charge and the included fries and drink is lumped into this
      Wait, so you're getting some kind of discounted bundle price for a meal with fries and a drink presumably, then trying to upgrade the fries, thinking the difference will just be the difference between buying a large fries vs. regular/whatever the size is that's included with the value meal?

      Yeah, that's not stealing, you moron. The discounted price for the value meal isn't calculated by discounting all the individual elements, it's a bundle price for the whole thing. You can't say "I'll get the value meal without the fries" and expect to get it cheaper, either. The price is for those specific items bought together at those sizes. It sounds like the fast food workers have explained this to you, but you were too stupid to understand.

      He's asking them to give him the bundle meal, take out the fries, and then get the large fries separately. That's how it works in any chain that sells a combo meal. The part left out of OP's rant is that presumably a large fries on their own is $1.65

      The way a value combo or whatever is programmed into a POS system is either:
      >Aggregate of entire value meal, plus any applicable surcharge
      >Principal entree item (sandwich), plus regular charge for side item and drink
      In the latter case, it's just a matter of substituting a large sized item for a regular. In the former, it's a simple added surcharge. Either way, the price difference isn't relevant.
      If the difference between a regular and large is 50 cents, and your bill says you were charged 90 cents, then you've been defrauded. The items' a la carte price are almost always right on the menu, so you don't even need to ask how much they cost up front to test this.
      Every Dairy Queen in my city and surrounding area does this now. There's no one honest running them.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Go there and take a picture of the menu with all of the prices, and then post your receipt so we can see exactly what's happening.

        • 1 month ago
          OP

          Fine. Drink prices are in shit quality because it's a shit camera, plus foreign wageys get antsy when you have it out near the counter.
          >haha your fat why didn't you order the #9
          I did. The pajeeta put in a #10 by mistake and I didn't even want to speak an extra word to the c**t.

          homosexuals on Culinaly would never hysterically lie about something. You could just go to dairyqueen.com and look at the prices of your nearest franchise.

          Dairy Queen is the quintessential "we let franchisers do whatever they want" chain. You can price your Blizzards for $100 if you don't mind the drop in business. One location was still using old-timey receipt stubs until a few years ago. Head office doesn't give a shit as long as they get their fees.

          Imagine medium fries cost a dollar and large fries cost a dollar fifty. Karen is upset that the upcharge for a medium combo to a large combo isn't fifty cents but more than that. Apparently, she should get the larger soda that comes with the meal for free or some shit

          These types of posts are why I come to Culinaly. Some seething autist that cares way too much about his fast "food" plebfeed. Never change, Culinaly

          So you're saying if the burger is $3, med fry is $1, med drink is $1, then the bundle should be like, $4? You'd save $1 by bundling. And if lg fry is $1.25 and lg drink is $1.25, the lg bundle should be $4.50? But they're charging $4.75, so they're stealing 25¢? And you're purposefully leaving out that you're still getting $5.50 worth of food for $4.75 and saving 75¢ but since you're trolling... don't tell me... You need more. Also yes you are a fat frick, because a normal person would skip the drink, pay $3 for the sandwich and med fry, save more money, and not drink a cupful of empty calories topped off with HFCS.

          Stop enabling cultures of fraud just because it's happening someplace you don't like to someone you think you don't like.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I didn't even want to speak an extra word to the c**t.

            >im too scared to talk to shitskins I'll pay almost $2 extra for the wrong burger i ordered

            no wonder you've been getting ripped off for 4 years, i bet you're a canadian or related moron

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              It's not like I wouldn't be fantasizing about my furry waifu trying to force a nut into some frigid hog either.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Give up OP, people are morons. Hardly anyone even uses money so they are completely disconnected from where it goes. I don't understand how they survive but rest assured they will not much longer.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Hardly anyone except deathfats even eat fast food
          ftfy

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you go to DQ for anything besides dessert you are doing it wrong.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      their tendies are dece

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why not just go there for ice cream? Maybe there's a good reason their savory offerings fell out of relevance with the rise of fast food.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the cones are so chemically good but they are like 4 bucks now

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Restaurants that have been robbing you blind for years

    Every single big name fast food restaurant

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >This is the same reason I've refrained from going to a lawyer to get a class action going
    You know you can report them to your state's consumer protection agency, right?

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I only go to fastfood places when they send me coupons.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have always wanted to visit a place like this but I can’t justify spending that much on plane ticket to America just to try Dairy Queen.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's just a regular fast food place, but with an emphasis on frozen dessert. Frozen dessert which tastes good, but a bit oily. Like it was emulsified with seed oils.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Only worked at a movie theatre where the prices are obviously for morons. We got 25 cents for every combo we sold. They were always lower cost per amount but the product itself being effectively worthless meant it was higher profit to sell more.
    Like if you were selling sand for $1/lb or $1.50/2lb you make an extra 50 cents on 2lbs.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >by claiming the value meal is a big aggregate charge and the included fries and drink is lumped into this
    Wait, so you're getting some kind of discounted bundle price for a meal with fries and a drink presumably, then trying to upgrade the fries, thinking the difference will just be the difference between buying a large fries vs. regular/whatever the size is that's included with the value meal?

    Yeah, that's not stealing, you moron. The discounted price for the value meal isn't calculated by discounting all the individual elements, it's a bundle price for the whole thing. You can't say "I'll get the value meal without the fries" and expect to get it cheaper, either. The price is for those specific items bought together at those sizes. It sounds like the fast food workers have explained this to you, but you were too stupid to understand.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No he's absolutely right if this is actually happening. They have a combo listed on the menu as a deal but then try to sell you something else that is not a deal. It's bait and switch.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It doesn't sound like they're upselling it though, it sounds like he's the one asking for it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, not that that makes a big difference.

          From what I can gather from OP's rambling disjointed rant, he's buying a combo and then getting the upsized fries, but the difference between the sizes is like $0.70 more for the bigger fries if they're not part of the combo, but they're charging way more than double that to increase his fries by one size.

          Which does sound like the local franchise is overcharging for that. Combo deals usually have a solid profit margin already due to the soda, if 70 cents more is enough to maintain the profit margin on non-combo fries going up to the next size, it would stand to reason that the combo fries should likewise maintain profit margins if you charged, say 90 cents or a dollar, but charging $1.65 for what is normally 70 cents more worth of fries seems like gouging the guy who upsizes.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            He's asking them to give him the bundle meal, take out the fries, and then get the large fries separately. That's how it works in any chain that sells a combo meal. The part left out of OP's rant is that presumably a large fries on their own is $1.65

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    So you're saying if the burger is $3, med fry is $1, med drink is $1, then the bundle should be like, $4? You'd save $1 by bundling. And if lg fry is $1.25 and lg drink is $1.25, the lg bundle should be $4.50? But they're charging $4.75, so they're stealing 25¢? And you're purposefully leaving out that you're still getting $5.50 worth of food for $4.75 and saving 75¢ but since you're trolling... don't tell me... You need more. Also yes you are a fat frick, because a normal person would skip the drink, pay $3 for the sandwich and med fry, save more money, and not drink a cupful of empty calories topped off with HFCS.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    These types of posts are why I come to Culinaly. Some seething autist that cares way too much about his fast "food" plebfeed. Never change, Culinaly

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    OP you're an incomprehensible moron and instead of posting a DQ picture as the OP you should have included the receipt and menu prices so other morons won't have to decipher your moronic runabout word salad.

    >TLDR
    >DQ is charging $1.29 to upsize to a large fry when a large fry is $0.80 cents more than medium
    >DQ receipt even says .80 cent upcharge for large fry on the receipt on the bottom, it shows the upsize should cost .80, but the above entry contradicts this and prices the upsize for the fry at 1.29

    >OP also whines about upsizing his drink for no reason because this isn't relevant at all to the story as they seem to have charged you the appropriate amount but your autistic ass brought it up to confuse everyone with your assburgers story telling

    • 1 month ago
      OP

      I may write a word salad when I get worked up, but can I be blamed when morons like yourself can't even read and need every detail explained?
      Bottom receipt picture clearly says 2020 and a note clarifies I included it to indicate places have been doing it for that long (at least). Frick off.

      https://i.imgur.com/DOYPKsJ.jpeg

      >I didn't even want to speak an extra word to the c**t.

      >im too scared to talk to shitskins I'll pay almost $2 extra for the wrong burger i ordered

      no wonder you've been getting ripped off for 4 years, i bet you're a canadian or related moron

      Yeah, a leaf who gets boiling mad at pajeets every time I deal with them. I didn't have to say my order was put in wrong, but it goes to show how they're too stupid to realize when they're committing theft.

      imagine being so fricking poor that $1.50 breaks you.

      now imagine that you didn't eat at DQ. how would you feel?

      Like I wouldn't have eaten a large but dismal lunch today. How would you feel if you hadn't eaten lunch, Black person?

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    between dairy queen and taco bell, dairy queen has the superior crunchy tacos

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Restaurants that have been robbing you blind for years
    not once ever.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    imagine being so fricking poor that $1.50 breaks you.

    now imagine that you didn't eat at DQ. how would you feel?

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