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Old 06-27-2011, 01:41 PM   #1
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Chipotle raised the cost of tacos from 6.10 to 6.45 this week on me, in the middle of a recession.

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Chipotle is a luxury, unlike McDonals/Hardees/BK/ZJ/etc... Poor people eat Costco hotdogs for $1.50 with a coke or get 50 Chicken McNuggets for $10 and feed a whole family.

I think it's pretty well established that people will pay whatever the hell Chipotle wants for their stuff because it's like crack. Their demographic isn't getting hit by the "hard times".

If Mcdonalds raised their prices 5% across the board, you'd hear a public outcry for gov't intervention.
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My government says that core inflation isn't measured accurately when you include food and energy prices. Thus, I have no opinion on rising food prices, unless I can prove that said food companies have corporate ties to Halliburton or the Koch brothers, in which case the rising food prices are undoubtedly an illegal and immoral attempt by greedy capitalist pigs to get even MORE rich off the labor of the struggling poor.
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If Mcdonalds raised their prices 5% across the board, you'd hear a public outcry for gov't intervention.
You mean like when Wendy's "$0.99 Menu" became the "$1.29 -- 1.59 Menu"?
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Bullshit *******, no one likes the tuna here.
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5.7% increase. When was the last time they raised prices? In grad school I'd go to Chipotle at least once a week and about 8 years ago a burrito was $5.15. About 3% per year isn't outrageous. I'll still pay their asking price for barbacoa, glorious barbacoa.

BTW if you're going to the Merrifield location for lunch, you should check out the restaurant right across from there, Four Sisters. Not sure what lunch specials they have but it's one of our better options around there for semi-cheap dinner.
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Food should be free like my health care.
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BTW if you're going to the Merrifield location for lunch, you should check out the restaurant right across from there, Four Sisters. Not sure what lunch specials they have but it's one of our better options around there for semi-cheap dinner.
I was JUST talking about it.

I had Noodles and Co. today cause I had my free lunch birthday coupon.

I'll be getting my free Blizzard tonight.
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Chipotle raised the cost of tacos from 6.10 to 6.45 this week on me, in the middle of a recession.

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Food costs have gone up (as in the cost of the components used to make said taco)
The cost of transporting food has gone up
The cost of utilities has gone up (water, power, gas)
Property taxes have gone up
Healthcare costs have gone up
Labor costs have gone up
Rich people want to be more rich*

Basically, you should be glad that your taco has *only* gone up $.35. I would not be surprised if, even after the increase, that the store was collecting less profit per taco sold than it was at the lower retail price a few years ago.

*And pretty much (except for the last item) all of these increases are due to poor government policies.
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I also blame the 5 people they have on the line.

I don't need one person to warm my tortilla, a second person to fill my meat, a third person to add my salsas, a fouth person to plop my guac and lettuce, and a fifth person to check me out.

I can't ******* stand it when one of those people leave the factory line to go have a laugh with the line cooks and the food just piles up. The remaining 4 stand there and only do their part until the other work ocmes back, where they will then leave to go hit on the cashier and slow her down.

I've written letters to chipotle.
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I also blame the 5 people they have on the line.

I don't need one person to warm my tortilla, a second person to fill my meat, a third person to add my salsas, a fouth person to plop my guac and lettuce, and a fifth person to check me out.

I can't ******* stand it when one of those people leave the factory line to go have a laugh with the line cooks and the food just piles up. The remaining 4 stand there and only do their part until the other work ocmes back, where they will then leave to go hit on the cashier and slow her down.

I've written letters to chipotle.
But, but, but...they are combating unemployment! If Chipotle would just further subdivide each responsibility, we could eradicate unemployment in this country!
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I'll still eat there. food > negs.


but I shouldnt have to be in line for 10 minutes when only 2 people were ahead of me.
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There are better burrito joints out there. Do you have Barbaritos near you? They saute your mushrooms, peppers, and onions for you fresh on the spot, and they'll even toss in chicken, jalepenos, and hot sauce on the grill at the same time, mix it together, and make you a spicy chicken burrito--which is delicious. Even Moe's has corn salsa now.
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Do not has.

I do not like Moe's whatsoever.
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I was JUST talking about it.

I had Noodles and Co. today cause I had my free lunch birthday coupon.

I'll be getting my free Blizzard tonight.
Didn't know it was your b-day homey! Next time we go to LDC I'll get you drunk by buying you one beer.
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Didn't know it was your b-day homey! Next time we go to LDC I'll get you drunk by buying you one beer.
it's funny cause it's true.
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