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(The Consumerist)   Red Robin Restaurant takes a pregnant pause on profits   (consumerist.com) divider line 43
    More: Spiffy, Red Robin, account of profits, last meals, restaurants, receipts  
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2013-01-08 07:17:05 AM  
But she still tipped 20%, right?
 
2013-01-08 07:23:26 AM  

SnarfVader: But she still tipped 20%, right?


Only 20%?
 
2013-01-08 07:37:33 AM  

Bontesla: SnarfVader: But she still tipped 20%, right?

Only 20%?


On the whole bill or with the discount?
 
2013-01-08 08:25:49 AM  

Bontesla: SnarfVader: But she still tipped 20%, right?

Only 20%?


When is 20% now not a high standard?

/or are you saying they should tip even higher because of the free meal.. which I won't argue with.
 
2013-01-08 09:03:48 AM  
In this case, the $11.50 that this Red Robin didn't take in that night is probably money well-invested.

Oh, so it wasn't out of the goodness of the manager's heart. It was a public relations stunt.
 
2013-01-08 09:24:18 AM  
Yum!
 
2013-01-08 09:26:55 AM  

jaylectricity: In this case, the $11.50 that this Red Robin didn't take in that night is probably money well-invested.

Oh, so it wasn't out of the goodness of the manager's heart. It was a public relations stunt.


Well, only if the manager knew the guy was going to post the receipt to The Consumerist.

Of course, you could be very dubious and think that this was the owners friends wife and then he told them to go post the receipt up to The Consumerist.  Or that it was just totally made up.

But, my newspaper has "Cheers & Jeers" letters every Saturday, and there is always 2 or 3 people Cheering some stranger who anonymously bought their dinner, or paid for their groceries in line.... so, there are generous people out there, I'm sure even ones who own/run restaurants.
 
2013-01-08 09:38:17 AM  
/would pay for 3 sodas and no beers

//can remembers when beer cost more than sodas
 
2013-01-08 09:47:38 AM  
$10 for a hamburger that is greenish-grey, overcoooked, and tastes like a moon boot insole from 1983.

I don't know how Red Robin does it.
 
2013-01-08 10:00:26 AM  
I'm going to stick with the rule that says you never mention that a woman is pregnant unless you can see a baby emerging from her.
 
2013-01-08 10:07:19 AM  

sigdiamond2000: $10 for a hamburger that is greenish-grey, overcoooked, and tastes like a moon boot insole from 1983.

I don't know how Red Robin does it.



Haven't had one in about six years, but I used to eat there several times a year when I was traveling a lot for work and I always thought their burgers were perfectly edible, even tasty.
 
2013-01-08 10:12:51 AM  

sigdiamond2000: $10 for a hamburger that is greenish-grey, overcoooked, and tastes like a moon boot insole from 1983.

I don't know how Red Robin does it.


The bottomless fries helped stretch a limited college budget
 
2013-01-08 10:16:27 AM  

phaseolus: sigdiamond2000: $10 for a hamburger that is greenish-grey, overcoooked, and tastes like a moon boot insole from 1983.

I don't know how Red Robin does it.


Haven't had one in about six years, but I used to eat there several times a year when I was traveling a lot for work and I always thought their burgers were perfectly edible, even tasty.



This are are what Fuddruckers used to be 10 years ago.
 
2013-01-08 10:17:56 AM  
RR makes a pretty good burger, but the wings are terrible.
 
2013-01-08 10:48:06 AM  
What do people see in this place? Their burgers are garbage and their "endless steak fries" are crap. Whoopie, bottomless bland, soggy fries!
 
2013-01-08 11:01:53 AM  
I heard one of my friends wrote "Obama, sorry" on their tip line.
 
2013-01-08 11:02:53 AM  
"They make a HELL of a shake."

"You know that's right."
 
2013-01-08 11:04:09 AM  
Ferchrissakes.....  the damn image showed up before I hit "Add Comment"....

Let's try that again:

www.tvequals.com

"They make a HELL of a shake."
"You know that's right."
 
2013-01-08 11:23:15 AM  

moothemagiccow: I'm going to stick with the rule that says you never mention that a woman is pregnant unless you can see a baby emerging from her.


Exactly. NEVER assume a woman is pregnant. While there is a high chance you are right, the aftermath of being wrong just isn't worth it.
 
2013-01-08 11:34:45 AM  
"He was extremely friendly and jokingly asked my wife if this was her last meal before heading to the hospital."

She should have said she wasn't pregnant and was terribly insulted and the entire meal would have been free.

/The key to RR is to go early on Sunday - before noon - before all the kids get there.
 
2013-01-08 11:59:46 AM  

SnarfVader: But she still tipped 20%, right?


That was Dad's job.
 
2013-01-08 12:50:32 PM  
Pregnant... with emotion?
 
2013-01-08 01:51:59 PM  

dletter: /or are you saying they should tip even higher because of the free meal.. which I won't argue with.


If I'm tossed a free meal/side dish or anything else like that (usually happens because of the military ID), I give that money back as a tip. Was gonna spend it anyways, so why not?
 
2013-01-08 02:17:01 PM  

RoxtarRyan: dletter: /or are you saying they should tip even higher because of the free meal.. which I won't argue with.

If I'm tossed a free meal/side dish or anything else like that (usually happens because of the military ID), I give that money back as a tip. Was gonna spend it anyways, so why not?


I generally will too... maybe not "exactly" but I'll go higher than 20%... unless it was comped because of some poor service/experience during the meal.
 
2013-01-08 02:27:02 PM  
i found out today they took out the comments section...why are you on that site subby? retard
 
2013-01-08 02:52:57 PM  
This is genius! The manager gives a free meal to one pregnant chick, then she goes home and gets on her blog and tells other pregnant and extremely hungry women about the free food. Within a couple of weeks RR is full of pregnant women eating everything in sight hoping for a free meal.
 
2013-01-08 02:54:28 PM  

Land Ark: "He was extremely friendly and jokingly asked my wife if this was her last meal before heading to the hospital."

She should have said she wasn't pregnant and was terribly insulted and the entire meal would have been free.

/The key to RR is to go early on Sunday - before noon - before all the kids get there.


Just get seated over at the bar. That's what my wife and I do when we want to get away from the screaming kids.
 
2013-01-08 03:15:26 PM  

Whatthefark: This is genius! The manager gives a free meal to one pregnant chick, then she goes home and gets on her blog and tells other pregnant and extremely hungry women about the free food. Within a couple of weeks RR is full of pregnant women eating everything in sight hoping for a free meal.


I mentioned that we have a column of "Cheers & Jeers" in our paper on the editorial pages on Saturdays, and that there is almost always 2-3 letters saying "Thanks to the guy at Charlie's Restaurant that bought my breakfast"... yadda yadda.   I guess you could be suspicious and think it is someone from the restaurant just sending that in hoping maybe more people will come in thinking "There must be some guy who eats there who will buy your meal sometimes!".
 
2013-01-08 03:43:41 PM  
Much, much better than Red Robin (but sadly not in my current area):

myfrugaladventures.com
 
2013-01-08 03:50:40 PM  
Looking at that receipt that kid is doomed to be a fatty fat fat.
 
2013-01-08 04:20:02 PM  

moothemagiccow: I'm going to stick with the rule that says you never mention that a woman is pregnant unless you can see a baby emerging from her.


I've always thought this was a well-known rule. Never ask fat chicks if they are pregnant...
 
2013-01-08 04:31:00 PM  

Beeblebrox: moothemagiccow: I'm going to stick with the rule that says you never mention that a woman is pregnant unless you can see a baby emerging from her.

I've always thought this was a well-known rule. Never ask fat chicks if they are pregnant...


That is the rule though... with "fat chicks".... I mean, you can tell if a very fit woman has a big baby gut... that is usually pretty easy to call.... which is I am guessing what happened at the restaurant.
 
2013-01-08 04:39:50 PM  

moothemagiccow: I'm going to stick with the rule that says you never mention that a woman is pregnant unless you can see a baby emerging from her.


Even then you'd be best advised to shut it. I've never had a good experience discussing anything even remotely related to size with women. Like "wow you look skinny!" What, was I fat before? Am I anorexic now? Am I too skinny? You're just sayin that, look at this flab. etc etc

"He was extremely friendly and jokingly asked my wife if this was her last meal before heading to the hospital."

A restaurant manager mocked how huge a pregnant lady was. This could have been a very different consumerist article.
 
2013-01-08 04:59:37 PM  

lennavan: moothemagiccow: ***snip***

A restaurant manager mocked how huge a pregnant lady was. This could have been a very different consumerist article Penthouse letter.


FTFY
 
2013-01-08 09:14:12 PM  

dletter: Beeblebrox: moothemagiccow: I'm going to stick with the rule that says you never mention that a woman is pregnant unless you can see a baby emerging from her.

I've always thought this was a well-known rule. Never ask fat chicks if they are pregnant...

That is the rule though... with "fat chicks".... I mean, you can tell if a very fit woman has a big baby gut... that is usually pretty easy to call.... which is I am guessing what happened at the restaurant.


...or there was additional conversation between them (beyond what's in the article).
 
2013-01-08 10:19:06 PM  
Their Banzai Burger is great. Your mileage may vary.
 
2013-01-08 10:46:06 PM  
Man, fark has such a high amount of food hipsters. Their burgers are fine, their fries are ok. Get over it.
 
2013-01-09 12:42:29 AM  
I'm very glad they sponsor the Everett Silvertips.


Thats all I got to say about Red Robin.
 
2013-01-09 01:03:15 AM  
Squirting out a kid gets you thousands of dollars in free shiat. Much of it from the taxpayer. Why stop there?
 
2013-01-09 03:36:12 AM  

Smackledorfer: Man, fark has such a high amount of food hipsters. Their burgers are fine, their fries are ok. Get over it.


This. Never had an issue with any of the local Red Robins. The prices aren't much more than you would pay for a combo at the fast food joints. I don't get all the hate. Maybe the franchises around here are decent compared to other areas.
 
2013-01-09 04:40:05 AM  
I've had bad luck with Red Robin the past couple times I've been there. I wish fuddruckers was still in this area.
 
2013-01-09 09:25:29 AM  

SnarfVader: Smackledorfer: Man, fark has such a high amount of food hipsters. Their burgers are fine, their fries are ok. Get over it.

This. Never had an issue with any of the local Red Robins. The prices aren't much more than you would pay for a combo at the fast food joints. I don't get all the hate. Maybe the franchises around here are decent compared to other areas.


This as well.  Yeah, ok, every place has a few local places that serve better food... no kidding.  But, sometimes you are at the mall and you want lunch or dinner, and don't want the food court.  Sheesh.
 
2013-01-09 09:38:48 AM  
I'd be fine with Red Robin going out of business entirely, those bastards will never get my business back after they got rid of their Bison burger.
 
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