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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Looks Like Chicken to Me

posted by on October 8 at 10:59 AM

I went to a Thai restaurant after last nightís debate, and the first thing I noticed on the menu was this:

menu_disclaimer.jpg

Disclaimer: Prices and ingredients subject to change without notice.

That’s pretty broad. I ordered a chicken Pad Thai, four stars, with a side of peanut sauce. It was listed at $8.95. As it happened, our server brought me a chicken Pad Thai, four stars, with a side of peanut sauce. And he charged me $8.95. But what if he had delivered, say, a hamburger with two grilled cheese sandwiches for a bun, and charged me $80.00?

I canít say I wasnít warned.

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1

translation: we can't afford to reprint our menus every 6 months.

Posted by max solomon | October 8, 2008 11:01 AM
2

A Thai restaurant and THAT is what you are worried about?!?!? I would focus on the ingredient disclaimer. That is scary....

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | October 8, 2008 11:10 AM
3

You can, however, say that your digital camera sucks balls.

Posted by Fnarf | October 8, 2008 11:10 AM
4

Did the chicken taste surprisingly nutty, say like it had been scampering about trees eating nuts?

Posted by kinaidos | October 8, 2008 11:11 AM
5

Fnarf @ 3) Agreed. Enormous chicken balls.

Posted by Dominic Holden | October 8, 2008 11:13 AM
6

Menu costs as they are known are a reason prices are sticky and don't fluctuate lock step with underlying economic factors.

in the scenario you mention though, i wouldnt patronize a place with that warning.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 8, 2008 11:15 AM
7

Sure you didn't eat Cat Pad Thai? Cat tastes like dark meat chicken.

Posted by Catman | October 8, 2008 11:49 AM
8

How often do you eat out? Because ECB just said middle-class people can't afford to eat out much anyway.

Posted by hillster | October 8, 2008 12:29 PM
9

If you got a burger with two griddled cheese as a bun and it was only $80, I would think you'd won some type of restaurant lottery, that's just me though.

Posted by WA | October 8, 2008 1:26 PM

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