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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


(Deleted comment)
Jul. 19th, 2005 09:16 pm (UTC)
Per the 20 cents paid, I have deleted one of my comments earlier posted.

Thank you for your business, we look forward to better ways of serving you.

- Keman
Jul. 19th, 2005 09:44 pm (UTC)
You can downplay the cost until you're blue in the face. It could be 1 cent. It's still illegal.

Do you know how much of a penalty a gas station is fined if they deliver you 10.3 gallons when you paid for 10.5? Hey, it's only 40 cents.

But hey, it's only anywhere from $500 to $70,000 in fines for fucking your customers.

Sure, it's difficult to prove criminal intent. But these laws exist to protect the consumer.

If you don't mind being ripped off then that's fine. You can blow your money or drop it onto the floor of your car all you want. But your smarmy apathetic attitude is not appreciated, and I feel that every time I re-read your responses just to be sure.

- Keman
(Deleted comment)
Jul. 19th, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)
OK, time for everyone to drop it. All threads frozen.


Galen Wolffit

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