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2022-05-28 4:06:09 PM  
Make yourself a Whopper your way


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2022-05-28 4:09:47 PM  
I bet all the teenagers were just in the freezer, smoking pot.
 
2022-05-28 4:14:08 PM  
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2022-05-28 4:39:47 PM  
Special Orders
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First thing I thought of.
 
2022-05-28 5:04:09 PM  
There's a Jack in the Box by my parents house that has a lot of problems.  I got stuck in a drive through line for 30 minutes before they even started taking orders. I finally started to back up out of the line after the car behind me also got frustrated.  Their parking lot was full of people waiting from ordering inside.

And it wasn't a fluke. My step dad, even though I warned him, went there the other day and said he waited an hour.

There's not enough people working. Frankly they should close in room or drive through if it's that bad just to at least help the people out a bit.
 
2022-05-28 6:00:16 PM  
I would have called the cops and waited.  People could be locked in the freezer for all I know.  Then I would have gotten free BK food for a year or something.  So maybe a couple of burgers.
 
2022-05-28 6:05:11 PM  
No, they were there.
You just didn't notice the glazed eyes in the walk-in participating in an age-old ritual..

//well, since the 60s...
 
2022-05-28 9:17:44 PM  
Pittsburgh's Action News 4 learned that the single employee who showed up for their shift that day just left. A manager eventually showed up to lock the doors until the restaurant could be staffed.

That poor manager; with nobody there he was only able to berate himself for his own failures.
 
2022-05-28 10:23:32 PM  
Briem said that when COVID-19 hit, many Americans who were able to retire chose to do that, and the large numbers of student workers that were seen in the past are not returning to the workforce.

It's not that they aren't returning to the workforce.  It's that they aren't returning to work for companies only willing to pay the lowest possible wages.
 
2022-05-28 10:24:09 PM  

koder: Pittsburgh's Action News 4 learned that the single employee who showed up for their shift that day just left. A manager eventually showed up to lock the doors until the restaurant could be staffed.

That poor manager; with nobody there he was only able to berate himself for his own failures.


Why didn't he do the work?
I love the stupidity of theses fark balls. fark them in their faces.
 
2022-05-28 10:28:51 PM  
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2022-05-28 10:30:59 PM  
Pretty typical with fast food places here. Not McDonald's, they farking care about the cardboard they call food.
 
2022-05-28 10:31:48 PM  
BK Tee-Vee commercial
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But I wanted table service!!
 
2022-05-28 10:37:05 PM  
Could've just been closed and they didn't lock the doors?
 
2022-05-28 10:38:32 PM  
"We have been advised by the franchisee of this location that the shift leader had to leave due to a family emergency and sent the team home.

So if the shift leader has to leave work, the place has to shut down? I find that hard to believe unless the rest of the employees are so unreliable, but what does that say about them.
 
2022-05-28 10:40:56 PM  
Stopped in at the burger King closest to my home one day because I had worked through lunch, and a whopper sounded good. Pulled into the drive-thru, and sat there for a minute or two before I finally said "hello!?" Was informed that they closed at 3:00pm. It was 3:01 and there were 4 or 5 cars in front of me. Managed to sweet talk the manager into feeding a starving working man (more flies with honey) and not only got a freshly made whopper, she threw in a shake because they were shutting the machine down. It's amazing how much stuff you can get done when you're not a complete and total asshole.
 
2022-05-28 10:41:40 PM  

Combustion: I bet all the teenagers were just in the freezer, smoking pot.


Goldarn it, I came here to suggest that. I once worked at a burger joint with no "dining room" and when a customer came to the window and nobody showed up, that was what was going on. Or maybe there were only two workers there (a certain two) and they were in the back room screwing on the floor.
 
2022-05-28 10:44:29 PM  
Pittsburgh's Action News 4! "Still faster than the cops"
 
2022-05-28 10:48:40 PM  
It's kinda weird that the guy went through a likely empty parking lot, got no response at the drive through, then decided, "hey I should try to go inside" instead of coming to the conclusion that they were closed and moving along.
 
2022-05-28 10:53:11 PM  

Combustion: I bet all the teenagers were just in the freezer, smoking pot.


Jack in the Box. Working my way through the first 2 years of college.

Was awesome.
 
2022-05-28 10:53:26 PM  

WastrelWay: Combustion: I bet all the teenagers were just in the freezer, smoking pot.

Goldarn it, I came here to suggest that. I once worked at a burger joint with no "dining room" and when a customer came to the window and nobody showed up, that was what was going on. Or maybe there were only two workers there (a certain two) and they were in the back room screwing on the floor.


Makin that special sauce
 
2022-05-28 10:58:18 PM  
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2022-05-28 10:59:06 PM  

Bluemoons: Stopped in at the burger King closest to my home one day because I had worked through lunch, and a whopper sounded good. Pulled into the drive-thru, and sat there for a minute or two before I finally said "hello!?" Was informed that they closed at 3:00pm. It was 3:01 and there were 4 or 5 cars in front of me. Managed to sweet talk the manager into feeding a starving working man (more flies with honey) and not only got a freshly made whopper, she threw in a shake because they were shutting the machine down. It's amazing how much stuff you can get done when you're not a complete and total asshole.


Some people advocate a different approach and seem to get good service

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2022-05-28 10:59:09 PM  
Burger Rapture? Oblig;.
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2022-05-28 11:07:00 PM  

minnesotaboy: Could've just been closed and they didn't lock the doors?


I walked into a jack in the box. Stood at the cashier station, waiting for someone to come take my order.
No one came. Then I noticed an other door.  It said sorry temporarily closed.
Don't know why I didn't try to make food. 😆
This was like two years or more before c19.
 
2022-05-28 11:13:33 PM  
BK has on two occasions in the past six months allowed me to place a mobile order for pickup when the local store was closed/unstaffed. I don't order all that often, but unless I want to drive 20 to 30 minutes away, I've only got them and three other fast food places. Amusingly, now that Arby's decided to sell a burger, they're the most reliable and arguably the best option for a fast food burger near by.
 
2022-05-28 11:19:03 PM  

Summoner101: Briem said that when COVID-19 hit, many Americans who were able to retire chose to do that, and the large numbers of student workers that were seen in the past are not returning to the workforce.

It's not that they aren't returning to the workforce.  It's that they aren't returning to work for companies only willing to pay the lowest possible wages.


yeap. The Wendys near me suffers the same fate. I think they are now offering UP TO 12.50 an hour,

Yet there is a healthy line of cars wrapped around the building waiting the 30 mins to get food most days at most hours. Given the average order for two combos is close to $20, I don't see how they are crunching the numbers and not realizing paying $15 an hour just to get more customers thru doesn't work out.
 
2022-05-28 11:22:53 PM  
Out of 4 BK's in My town 5 years ago 3 of them have closed. 2 of them in the last 6 months. I like whoppers but it's not worth the drive.
 
2022-05-28 11:23:06 PM  
Although I like to get a Croissan'wich every now and again, it's unfortunate that the company is not doing that great so not having enough employees to stay open isn't surprising. Some locations are really good but there are many more that just really suck.
 
2022-05-28 11:30:37 PM  
Ha! I usually like to make copycat recipes, so when I was searching for the proper spelling of Croissan'wich, there was a copycat recipe that I threw into the background to read later. "Two, you can use whatever breakfast meat you're feeling: veggie bacon, homemade turkey sausage" wtf? Who is thinking I want a greasy delicious breakfast sandwich, let's use vegetable bacon??
 
2022-05-28 11:32:33 PM  

Hyjamon: Summoner101: Briem said that when COVID-19 hit, many Americans who were able to retire chose to do that, and the large numbers of student workers that were seen in the past are not returning to the workforce.

It's not that they aren't returning to the workforce.  It's that they aren't returning to work for companies only willing to pay the lowest possible wages.

yeap. The Wendys near me suffers the same fate. I think they are now offering UP TO 12.50 an hour,

Yet there is a healthy line of cars wrapped around the building waiting the 30 mins to get food most days at most hours. Given the average order for two combos is close to $20, I don't see how they are crunching the numbers and not realizing paying $15 an hour just to get more customers thru doesn't work out.


Because franchises are scams.  You pay for the right to be one. Which is odd. Business people don't like taxes.  But they don't see fees are taxes too.  Business people are legitimately stupid.
🤷‍♂
 
2022-05-28 11:37:40 PM  

Summoner101: Briem said that when COVID-19 hit, many Americans who were able to retire chose to do that, and the large numbers of student workers that were seen in the past are not returning to the workforce.

It's not that they aren't returning to the workforce.  It's that they aren't returning to work for companies only willing to pay the lowest possible wages.


Some idiot who has never struggled or worked hard in their life: "well if they don't like it, why don't they just get a better job?!"

Workers: "ok." *gets better jobs, is sure to tell all their friends, family and anyone who will listen about the low pay and working conditions*

Some idiot who has never struggled or worked hard in their life: "Wait! No! Not like that!"
 
2022-05-28 11:41:33 PM  

Lumber Jack Off: Summoner101: Briem said that when COVID-19 hit, many Americans who were able to retire chose to do that, and the large numbers of student workers that were seen in the past are not returning to the workforce.

It's not that they aren't returning to the workforce.  It's that they aren't returning to work for companies only willing to pay the lowest possible wages.

Some idiot who has never struggled or worked hard in their life: "well if they don't like it, why don't they just get a better job?!"

Workers: "ok." *gets better jobs, is sure to tell all their friends, family and anyone who will listen about the low pay and working conditions*

Some idiot who has never struggled or worked hard in their life: "Wait! No! Not like that!"


/thread
 
2022-05-28 11:42:22 PM  

darinwil: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/O2raNFYvDB0] But I wanted table service!!


Table service AND MTV's Dan Cortese? BK used to have everything!
 
2022-05-28 11:43:51 PM  

Lumber Jack Off: Summoner101: Briem said that when COVID-19 hit, many Americans who were able to retire chose to do that, and the large numbers of student workers that were seen in the past are not returning to the workforce.

It's not that they aren't returning to the workforce.  It's that they aren't returning to work for companies only willing to pay the lowest possible wages.

Some idiot who has never struggled or worked hard in their life: "well if they don't like it, why don't they just get a better job?!"

Workers: "ok." *gets better jobs, is sure to tell all their friends, family and anyone who will listen about the low pay and working conditions*

Some idiot who has never struggled or worked hard in their life: "Wait! No! Not like that!"


In all fairness, they think it's your job to help them get back the nearly million bucks they spent to be a franchise owner.
Their doing you a favor letting you produce the money to recoupe their money.
How dare you be ungrateful for such an opportunity?
 
2022-05-28 11:49:23 PM  
Same thing with the BK near me. Showed up one day and there was not a soul in sight. The next time I passed by it had a sign saying that they would be closing at 2 pm "indefinitely." I thought that was weird since they're not really a breakfast/brunch establishment.
 
2022-05-28 11:49:31 PM  
Franchise ownership is goofy, I went to a Popeyes (well before the pandemic) and they were out of chicken? How do you have a company that is supposedly supported by a corporate that can't even make sure you have the food you are famous for?
 
2022-05-28 11:52:36 PM  
Lol, I should admit I probably live in a crappy place to try to run a fast food place. The density of them is kinda unsustainable.
 
2022-05-28 11:58:03 PM  

darinwil: Franchise ownership is goofy, I went to a Popeyes (well before the pandemic) and they were out of chicken? How do you have a company that is supposedly supported by a corporate that can't even make sure you have the food you are famous for?


Yep.
Pulled up to a taco bell.  No meat.
???? Okay. Fine. Make it without meat.
No.
??

They refused to make anything that needed meat.
WTF?

This has to mean their just money laundrying.
 
2022-05-28 11:59:25 PM  

waxbeans: darinwil: Franchise ownership is goofy, I went to a Popeyes (well before the pandemic) and they were out of chicken? How do you have a company that is supposedly supported by a corporate that can't even make sure you have the food you are famous for?

Yep.
Pulled up to a taco bell.  No meat.
???? Okay. Fine. Make it without meat.
No.
??

They refused to make anything that needed meat.
WTF?

This has to mean their just money laundrying.


Wait. Franchises are just complicated tax shelters.  Omgfg. 😱🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯
 
2022-05-29 12:00:38 AM  
It's cheaper to just make your own food.  With no/low, skill wages being 15 bucks or more, the cheap meals will set you back too much money.  Add to that the lousy service & poor quality food,, why bother.
 
2022-05-29 12:10:21 AM  

darinwil: Lol, I should admit I probably live in a crappy place to try to run a fast food place. The density of them is kinda unsustainable.


The United States?
 
2022-05-29 12:12:15 AM  
Making a decent burger with the tools they have to do it probably probably ain't that hard.

But...doing it over and over and over 3000 times a day would certainly drive a normal person nuts.

No?
 
2022-05-29 12:13:13 AM  

p51d007: It's cheaper to just make your own food.  With no/low, skill wages being 15 bucks or more, the cheap meals will set you back too much money.  Add to that the lousy service & poor quality food,, why bother.


Because it's still pretty cheap and doesn't involve me cleaning any dishes, let alone a deep fryer?  I've eaten fast food maybe twice this year, but I get the point of it.

/Except Subway
//I'll never understand why those exist
///Just go to the grocery store, buy some bread and deli meat
////It's barely any better than a vending machine or gas station sandwich
 
2022-05-29 12:13:52 AM  
Burger King has been janky for at least the last 15 years or so. They have always been chronically understaffed. And the stores are usually kinda dirty. I don't expect BK to survive for much more than another 5 years or so. They have no reason to exist anymore.

Honestly, I don't see how any of the burger places can survive, at least not at the level they are used to. Apart from the fact that fast-food is too expensive, I think Americans are mostly tired of fast-food, and especially tired of fast-food burgers. It's just not interesting.

The under-30 crowed especially doesn't give a crap about fast food. They almost never bother with it, in my experience. And good for them.

Hell, even *pizza* feels like it is fading out, a little. People still like pizza, of course, but it's not the novelty it was for the past 50 years. It feels like a "staple" food. Nobody gets excited about pizza these days.
 
2022-05-29 12:16:45 AM  
Not sure if it's really as overt as laundry/tax evasion, but many by me seem to just be poor investment or declining company. I do agree however that other than good fries (without a home fryer) you can replicate most of the fast food recipes for pretty cheap if not cheaper than going to the restaurant.
 
2022-05-29 12:17:40 AM  

emonk: Making a decent burger with the tools they have to do it probably probably ain't that hard.

But...doing it over and over and over 3000 times a day would certainly drive a normal person nuts.

No?


It's not just that.  You're required to do it with a balance of speed and correctly.
It doesn't have to be perfect but guest can't dislike it. And, they have to get it within a minute.
All while 6 to 15 people are all talking and doing what not.
And when I did it it was for only 3.33 an hour.
 
2022-05-29 12:20:21 AM  
Oh no not my shiat food store
 
2022-05-29 12:24:08 AM  

realmolo: Burger King has been janky for at least the last 15 years or so. They have always been chronically understaffed. And the stores are usually kinda dirty. I don't expect BK to survive for much more than another 5 years or so. They have no reason to exist anymore.

Honestly, I don't see how any of the burger places can survive, at least not at the level they are used to. Apart from the fact that fast-food is too expensive, I think Americans are mostly tired of fast-food, and especially tired of fast-food burgers. It's just not interesting.

The under-30 crowed especially doesn't give a crap about fast food. They almost never bother with it, in my experience. And good for them.

Hell, even *pizza* feels like it is fading out, a little. People still like pizza, of course, but it's not the novelty it was for the past 50 years. It feels like a "staple" food. Nobody gets excited about pizza these days.


People are tired of crappy fast food burgers.  Why eat at BK when there's a Five Guys or even a Hardees down the street?
 
2022-05-29 12:24:27 AM  
waxbeans:

Yeah that's the hard part, doing it the same quality time and again. I specifically decided back in the day I didn't want to do food service for that reason, but even working in a corner store wasn't without it's repetitive actions.
 
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