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  •  Just another little piggy with his nose (14+ / 0-)

    in the trough.  Ain't gonna share with no one.

    •  just another place I won't go (6+ / 0-)

      there still are good places to eat. If all else fails I shall go camping and lite a campfire.

      A danger foreseen is half avoided.

      by ncheyenne on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 12:48:33 PM PST

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      •  Just another POS (3+ / 0-)
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        that I'd love to have 5 minutes alone with.  

      •  Down with franchise fast food! (3+ / 0-)
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        avamontez, ems97206, coffejoe

        I have to admit that the only thing I like about fast-food franchise restaurants is that it's usually possible to slip into the restroom when I'm out walking.

        Denny's?  Dairy Queen?  I can't imagine eating there. If a price increase (and Schnatter's ill-mannered way of applying it) cause people to opt for the family-run taqueria down the street, that's a win.  And if his poor treatment of his employees causes them to unionize or look for other work, or open their own businesses, that's a win.

        •  I agree - which is why I tell the manager (2+ / 0-)
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          of the local Hispanic grocer where I shop lately that I am trying to keep the money in the neighborhood.

          He REALLY appreciated that.

          Let me explain the order of things to you. There's the aristocracy, the upper class, the middle class, working class, dumb animals, waiters, creeping things, head lice, people who eat packet soup, then you. -- Gareth Blackstock, Chef!

          by avamontez on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 09:18:17 PM PST

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        •  Simple rule: (0+ / 0-)

          look for the funky sign.
          Mom&Pop don't usually go for the Corporate/Slick signage. Their stores and restaurants are marked with locally made signs. The name is not familiar (from every other strip mall across the entire country) and often the sign is hand painted on the front surface (not backlit plex or neon in cans).
          And granted, once in a while, by this method, you may end up with a lousy meal or grumpy service.
          But that's low probability.
          The high probability is that you get exquisite meals and personal service, by the owners or their kids and you will be leaving your money in the community rather than sending all the margin and most of the procurement out to absentee landlords.
          A few years ago, travelling through Indiana, I had to overnight in Greencastle. Not much happening there after 8pm. My cousin and I wandered around until we found a place at the far end of an alley called "Mama Nunn's". Big, hand painted letters on a 4X8 sheet of plywood, lit by two floodlights.
          There were very few other customers.
          And the meal was EXCELLENT, hand made, cooked to order by Mama herself.
          Can't beat that.

          If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

          by CwV on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 06:31:37 AM PST

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      •  I go to Denny's once in a very long while. (3+ / 0-)
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        I don't know where this guy's franchises are, but if I see that on the menu, I think I'll just contribute five dollars to the waiter directly and then walk out of the restaurant without buying anything.

    •  These owners clearly want to politicize the.. (11+ / 0-)

      re-election of the President.  

      They could just pass along costs to customers without comment.  They could reduce hours, layoff workers, or terminate them, all without a mention.

      But no, they want to make a point.  A painful, extortion-filled point.  They are saying, "You see?  You see what happens when you don't do what's good for me?  You suffer.  If I suffer, you suffer."  And that's the word they use, too - suffer.

      It's vicious.  It's heinous.  It's extortion and retribution.

      And they want to reiterate that they are in charge and we are not.

      •  I feel so sorry for their workers.... (6+ / 0-)

        ....I can't fathom having to work for those assclowns. I hope these jerks all go out of business. Other restaurants will open, hopefully better ones. It's not like any of these places serve good food anyway.

      •  They're not in charge though. (7+ / 0-)

        They may want you to think they are, but they aren't.  There is no shortage of restaurants out there.  Every bit of the market they surrender to make a political point, someone else will soak up.  

        For people who are always extolling the virtues of the free market, they seem to forget how it works quite often.  They don't have a monopoly.  There are plenty of restaurants -- many run by far smarter individuals who know better than to mix politics into a customer service business.    

      •  They're grasping for a scapegoat. (1+ / 0-)
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        The days of happy motoring and eating out all the time are behind us. Anyone who's been in business any length of time sees the decline. Right wing trogs like this POS will never admit we're in decline because of rising energy costs, accumulated environmental damage, and the wasteful systems (transportation, sewage disposal, education, industrial agriculture, criminal justice, you name it, it's f'd up) we've implemented coming to a crashing halt without continual subsidy. They would much rather blame the black guy. But they know damn well that business isn't what it used to be, and they're starting to realize that while it might tick up for awhile, it's not ever coming back. They are making their escape plans and it will be very convenient to blame ACA when they shutter their stores and scurry off to their off shore tax havens. One last FU to the working folks who will have to stay here and work it out.

        Our non-negotiable way of life is starting to slip behind us. Even most of the elected Dems won't admit this. Progressives are asking for fairer taxes and military cuts so that we can invest in prosperity. The reality is that we'll be trying to claw back enough of the loot the 0.01% have absconded with so as to avoid total collapse. and it may already be too late. Occupy Sandy is the model we'll be needing to emulate all over the country.

        William O. Douglas- “I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all.”

        by WaltK on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 11:59:13 PM PST

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    •  Laura, are you stupid? (0+ / 0-)

      Do you not understand companies are going to have to pay a $2000 tax/penalty on every employee after 30 if they do not insure their workers?

      Obama already signed the law into existence.

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