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Value Meal - Where’s the Value? | Insight Edge
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Value Meal - Where’s the Value?

Posted by admin on July 29, 2010 under Customer Focus, Rants |

I’ve ranted about fast food “restaurants” before, and I’m afraid I’ll have to do it again. Last night, I needed a quick dinner before a class. I was kind of excited that there was a Wendy’s near my class location since I don’t have one close to my home. (I know, excited about Wendy’s?)

Well, I don’t need a lot of food so I like to order from the “Value” menu - you know, the mini burgers, mini fries, mini salads, and mini drinks. At most places, each of these items costs 99 cents. At Wendy’s it’s no different. So…. I ordered my 99 cent junior bacon cheeseburger, my 99 cent fries, and my 99 cent drink (be sure to ask for the “value” size or you get the “small” size at a higher price).

After I placed my order, the counter clerk said “How about if we just make that a “value meal”". “Well…. okay”, I said not knowing why that was important, and she rung up the order. Total cost? $2.99 plus tax.

Okay, I wasn’t a math major in college, but 99 cents times 3 should equal $2.97, right? Aren’t “value meals” supposed to be meals consisting of items that purchased separately would cost me more? Where’s the value in charging me 2 cents more for my “value meal”?

Is the value in waiting for 15 minutes to receive my order? I don’t think so….

Is the value in paying more for my meal that the price of the individual items? No….

So, where is the “value” in this meal? It must be in the little piece of bacon that was on my burger…. (I didn’t even get a toy…)

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