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Is it only me.....

carlitguy | Nov 12, 2012 02:30 PM

....that finds fast food restaurants are pricing themselves out of the market?
Whenever I travel I try not too eat at the places we have at home. Case in point. We haven't got a SmashBurger yet so I thought I would try it for lunch on Rememberance Day. I ordered a Calgary Burger and fries and including GST it was $9.95. I didn't have a beverage. The couple ahead of me ordered 2 burgers, fries and drinks and it came to just under $30.00. I decided to try Nathan's Hot Dogs one day a while ago and again I was the better part of $10.00 without a drink.
Now here is my problem. There are a lot of restaurants that have a lunch menu and you can get a full entrée for under $10. There are full Chinese buffets that are not very far over $10.
I realize the convenience factor was there. I had no complaints on the fast delivery to my table and the quality was there. I just can't get my mind around why I wouldn't go to a sit down restaurant for possibly less than a fast food joint. Am I the only one?
Dean in Red Deer, AB

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