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.)