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Taco Bell Franchise = Greedy

Last night we had the displeasure of visiting the taco bell drive-thru. We were in a hurry and wtf, the food isn't half bad.

Galen notices in the drive-thru that there are signs showing the combo choices picturing a large soft drink. Yet there is another sign that says "Upgrade your combo drink to a large for just 20 cents" ... further examination shows that one of the combo signs even LISTS a large drink as part of the order. That combo was the one I had ordered. OK. So this is a Taco Bell and a KFC as one building. Taco bell gives large drinks with their combos. KFC gives mediums. Guess what they tried to give us? Mediums. Galen and the drive-thru guy got into an argument, and they finally gave us both large drinks.

This is yet but another example of the malignant GREED that is plaguing todays society at an ever increasing rate.
No sense getting rid of unions
or laws that protect the consumer at the moment, becuase at this rate they'll be desperately needed in another 10 years. Imagine a programmers union that's on strike with Microsoft because they want the programmers to work 60 hours a week but the union is pushing for appropriate wages.

Anyways, back to the topic.

This little franchise is breaking the law.

We need to figure out what Virginia business authority to contact. Because rather than just call up Taco Bell Corporate and get this one franchise hand-slapped, I'd prefer that the state of virginia slap Taco Bell up side the head to the tune of enough money that letters go out to ALL franchise owners in the country banning all practices like this. Yes, a nice $50,000 fine would be quite useful as a hand slap. It's the only way to stop companies like this from taking further anti-consumercentric steps.

- Keman


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Jul. 19th, 2005 07:52 pm (UTC)
Normally they deal with things like Identity Theft in the workplace, and lemon laws on cars, but I'm sure they would be all over this.

*sniff* Do I detect a hint of sarcasm in the air?
Jul. 19th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC)
(1) okay.
(2) No, therefore the time involved was irrelevant.
(3) If it was something costly, it would be a matter of cost, not principle.
(4) He might have been a manager, too. Don't know.

For all I know, a hundred other people have already made the same complaint. If a hundred people think "It's not worth it for a single individual, but if there were a hundred, something might be done", then nothing would be done.

If everybody thinks somebody will do it, then nobody will do what anybody could have done.

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Jul. 19th, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC)
(2) Huh?
(4) Didn't get that far.

Actually, the BBB has records on like 4 Taco Bell branches in Maryland, one of which is currently unaccessable because it is still being investigated or something.

BTW, I'm not taking any of this seriously. I hope you're not, either. If you are, I apologize, and will drop it.


Galen Wolffit

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