Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Wendy's Going Galt over ObamaCare

Show your support by making your next fast food purchase at Wendy's!

From Eric Dondero:

Soon to spread to other regions of the country?

Why not do another Chick F'let style buycott? Next time you feel the fast food urge, opt for Wendy's. And be sure to let the manager and employees know that you're choosing to eat there to show your support for their right to downsize over increased regulations.

26 comments:

Erich Domdero said...
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Ex-Dissident said...

The non-management employees are simply not worth the extra expense of this "affordable" mandate. Management take longer to train and cannot be as easily replaced. This is simple economics and it is not the same as going Galt. If he were to go Galt, he would close the franchise and go flip burgers somewhere for minimum wage. This is emulating Dagny; he is trying his best to remain in operation under difficult circumstances.

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SoonerFan said...

I'm not a huge fan of Wendy's (not the restaurant, their food) but I've supported them for years because of their stance on adoption and orphanages.

This will only help that stance. I guess I'll have to start liking their food....

The Right Guy said...

In the fast food world, I think Wendy's is better than McDonalds and may be BK. That said, the small places are better, like All American in Massapequa.

I will say that my oldest daughter got a job at McDonald's last year and she said working their turned her off to eating there. I imagine working for Apple® would do the same thing for me with computers. :)

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Ex-Dissident said...

I am not a fan of any of them because of their food. It is very simple to make a great burger: here is a recipe.

Buy the cheapest burger patties at Costco. Fry them on a pan, add a slice of cheese and put into a bun with some lettuce, tomato, and ketchup. There is a franchise that does just that in NYC and it is called 5 guys. Guess what, they are now rated the best burger place in NYC.

The other fast food franchises get some weird patties that seem to be made from powdered beef. There is no texture there. Anyway, they all taste like crap and if they want my patronage, they can at least make a normal burger. Hint: it is not difficult to make a tasty burger. Stop screwing it up.

Ex-Dissident said...

Here is the cost breakdown:
Burger patty: 70 cents: I paid 16.99 for 24 1/4 pound frozen patties.
Burger bun: about 25 cents.
Lettuce and tomato: another 40 cents.
Ketchup: you can get free packets from any of the big franchises if you're really poor.
Gas cost: likely a few pennies.
Total cost: about buck-fifty.
5 Guys sells it for 6 bucks, and I bet they get a much better deal on the burger patties because they buy in bulk.

McDonald's, BK, and Wendy's get some strange ground up bones and tendons which is why their burgers taste like crap and always give you heartburn. Taco Bell probably uses ground up iguana and chihuahua, so I avoid going there.

Don't go Galt, just set up a burger stand and make money. At a 5-1 net/cost margin, you can probably work 30h/week and avoid having to buy yourself obamacare shitsurance.

The Right Guy said...

When I make burgers at home, I make them from chopped meat and grill them. You want at lead 20% fat as it's too dry otherwise. I make 1/2 lb patties. Just sea salt and ground black pepper. If I feel a little adventurous, I might add a little tyme.

Eric Dondero said...

Ahh, Jim. You eat at Sean Hannity's favorite restaurant in the whole world. He's always bragging on air about that Long Island burger joint.

Didn't know you and Hannity had so much in common.

Eric Dondero said...

Good job in deleting douchebag's comments.

The Right Guy said...

I am surprised we never crossed paths. We're the same age, from the same Island, I knew people from Franklin Square where he was from, I was friends with a person that knows him, Carl Limbacher, AKA, Carl from Oysterbay, but Carl wouldn't make the introduction. Said Sean is a private guy. No shit. He and Sean don't live far from each other.

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Chuck said...

I'm always amazed at how detached from reality leftist dick brains can be. Taco Bell fries hamburger. So does Wendy's. So does McDonalds. They fry hamburger. In what insane fantasy would it be worth their while to do anything else? Bones and tendons? Holy fucking shit.

Stupid is too elegant a word to describe you subhuman fucks.

The Right Guy said...

It's a question of percentages and what constitutes meat. Pink slime isn't muscle, but the connective tissue that connects it...tendons and such. Now that pink slime died, they'll have to find something else.

It's not like you will get ground choice sirloin either. My daughter says the burgers come frozen and they are like poker chips, especially the ones for the mcdouble. Now if you really want a treat and puzzle the maven in the drive-thru, ask for a McKinley Mac.

Like I said, homemade trumps all.

Ex-Dissident said...

Chuck, whatever gave you the idea that I was a leftist? Anyway, I am sure that some people like the taste of finely ground tendons, bones, and intestines. I prefer ground meat and I totally agree with the other poster about not buying meat that is too lean. The cheap patties at Costco were 78% lean and these were perfect. I did buy the leaner and much more expensive organic beef before, but these cheaper ones made much better burgers.

Eric Dondero said...

Umm, the name of this site is LIBERTARIAN REPUBLICAN. That means we discuss politics here, not how hamburgers are fried. Just sayin'. A little off-topic.

The Right Guy said...

Dude, there's nothing more american that cooking meat on a grill. Now that represents freedom.

Chuck said...

Costco endorsed a Communist. They'll never receive another dime from me.

The idiotic notion that hamburger places are selling bones and tendons is beyond stupid. It's delusional.

You probably think George Bush blew up the Twin Towers.

You people are a fucking cancer among us. Every breath you draw is an injustice.

Chuck said...

I challenge this anonymous asshole to grind up bones and tendons and make it look like ground beef.

Have you ever slaughtered an animal, you fucking freak? Certain things are certain colors.

How does one turn a bone and sinew into meat and get away with it, you fucking lunatic?

Elaborate, fraud.

Erich Domdero said...
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Chuck said...

If the truth pisses you off, there is something wrong with you. It's fine to be sad, but if you hate someone because they speak truth, guess who the asshole is.

Grab a mirror.

Chuck said...

I hear none of this pussy squeaking about sausage for some reason. Pink slime? That was just getting more meat in the product. Hamburger has always had bone fragments in it and lots of other parts of the animal. No lips. No asshole. Just filler(byproducts) Meanwhile, sausage is guts and all. There isn't a big chain of sausage restaurants to shit all over though. What a bummer.

Ran / SVP said...

E-D's breakdown of costs demonstrates the results of the classic failure of our schools to teach basic economics.

Burgers are not sold at a five-to-one cost margin, because E-D's limp analysis simply ignores other costs. Costs such as overhead, which combined roughly triples the cost of any item sold in a shop. There is the cost of the land, loans, the construction and maintenance, heating, cooling and keeping the water running. There are people to employ, insurances to purchase - and we haven't even gotten started on advertising and communications expenses. There's a freaking litany of costs to bear - every one of them with embedded taxes. Then there's "corporate" tax at the very end to jack-up the price.

Real margins are tight, especially in a competitive market like fast-food.

Furthermore, E-D's flaccid claims that Wendy's burgers are chopped tendons? The darned things are delicious and successfully deliver the prices asked, precisely because Wendy's does not do as E-D claims. And if they do turn out to be chopped offal and bones, then fine. They smell great off the grill.

There is a red pill called ignorance. There is a little blue pill called "economic literacy".