A poultry excuse

Jeff Jarvis thinks he got ripped off by Burger King:

We go to Burger King because the kids eat their chicken nuggets. The dollar menu sells them four pieces for $1. At most stores, an eight-piece order used to cost more than double that, so my wife got me in the habit of ordering two four-pieces instead of one eight-piece. Finally, most of the stores saw how silly this was repriced their eight-piece nuggets to $1.99, a one-cent saving over the dollar menu. Fine. Thanks. So today, we went to another Burger King and I just ordered two eight-pieces without looking. Turns out, they don’t post the price of the eight-piece and they charge $2.29 for them. So I got two eight-pieces and got 16 pieces of fried chickenesque things for $4.58. If I had ordered four four-pieces, I would have gotten the same 16 fried chickenesque things for $4.

Which, if nothing else, lends credence to the following:

  • You should never assume that prices will be consistent at franchised fast-food joints;
  • There is no incident so trivial that someone won’t blog about it;
  • There is no blog post so trivial that someone won’t link to it.

Oh, and Jeff? Wendy’s nuggets are better.

(Seen by Rachel.)


  1. ms7168 »

    4 January 2007 · 8:22 am

    The only good thing about Burger King is the flame broiled burgers. Other than that their uber stupid “_____ with the King” advertising campaign ripped it for me.

    And yes, Wendy’s are better :)

  2. McGehee »

    4 January 2007 · 10:20 am

    People still eat “chicken” nuggets?

  3. Veronica »

    4 January 2007 · 12:16 pm

    Is it really ‘being ripped off’ if the menu is right in front of you and electrically lit.

  4. CGHill »

    4 January 2007 · 12:51 pm

    Well, he said that this particular BK didn’t post the price of the 8-pack, but he still shouldn’t have assumed that just because it was $1.99 at Store A it will of necessity be $1.99 at Store B.

  5. Mister Snitch! »

    5 January 2007 · 1:08 am

    I got news for ya: Jeff Jarvis IS Burger King.

  6. CGHill »

    5 January 2007 · 7:00 am

    Now that’s scary.

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