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[-] [email protected] 79 points 2 weeks ago

unironically it is shit like this that will bring the United States of America to an end

[-] [email protected] 56 points 2 weeks ago

No bread, no circuses, just austerity for us agony-wholesome

[-] [email protected] 26 points 2 weeks ago

mcdonalds has never had free refills here. welcome to eastern europe.

[-] [email protected] 36 points 2 weeks ago

That's because you're all communists therefore you don't get free soda refills!

[-] [email protected] 16 points 2 weeks ago

i think kfc and burger king have free refill... just not mcdonalds

[-] [email protected] 19 points 2 weeks ago

trump-drenched Those are real American strongholds of freedom, not wokedonalds!

[-] [email protected] 11 points 2 weeks ago

what do mcdonalds burgers look like in the west? cos you know here in eastern europe everything has that blueish eastern european color, right? so the burgers look pale and colorless. but i'm assuming they look normal and you know, like food in the west.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 2 weeks ago

They're all big, yuge, and stuffed full of so much freedom and democracy that every time you take a bite, red-white-blue rays of light shoot out of your mouth as the national anthem plays in your soul while you chew.

They're so nutritional and filling that you'll get all your needed nutrients and vitamins your body's starving for, like ketchup and electrolytes, that's what plants crave!

Every time you have a REAL PATRIOTS burger you gain more muscle mass and move closer to becoming the modern Adonis you could become, for only a small micro-payment installment plan of 100 payments of 29.99 per burger.


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[-] [email protected] 52 points 2 weeks ago

I can't remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride
But something touched me deep inside
The day the refill died

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[-] [email protected] 56 points 2 weeks ago

How the fuck are mcdonalds not going out of business.

Every day I see people complaining it's garbage food that costs more than actual restaurant food and every day they do more and more to jack up prices and lower value.

But I can't rember the last time I saw a closed McDonald's.

[-] [email protected] 42 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

They're entrenched

For every Wendy's or Burger King, there's like four McDonald's

When it's 3:25am and you want a hot, vaguely food-themed thing to put in your mouth to satisfy the primal need for salt and fat, it's liable to be something from McDonald's

[-] [email protected] 13 points 2 weeks ago

Yes. The last time I ate a McDonald's burger was about a year ago around that time of night when a friend and I were drunk and he insisted we go to McDonald's. I objected because I thought it was going to be shit, but I have to admit it was surprisingly all actually pretty damn delicious. Keep in mind though that I was very, very drunk and very hungry. Before that, I hadn't eaten a McDonald's burger meal for at least a decade, likely longer. I think they are kept afloat by people who are either very poor or very drunk.

[-] [email protected] 11 points 2 weeks ago

McDonald's is tasty sometimes, they are just very very inconsistent.

[-] [email protected] 24 points 2 weeks ago

I think McDonalds owns a bunch of food and agro infrastructure that actually makes them the bulk of their profit, so as long at the brick and mortar stores are barely profitable or break even they can stay open.

[-] [email protected] 24 points 2 weeks ago

Also they can let their franchise owners absorb some of the losses

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[-] [email protected] 24 points 2 weeks ago

Every McDonalds I see constant has a huge line of cars in the drive through, and almost every parking space is filled. Yet at the same time I always encounter people who talk about how they haven't gone to McDonalds in years.

I don't think I've ever seen a McDonalds permanently close either, unless it was moving to a new location down the street or something. They always manage to stay open even in neighborhoods where everything else shuttered long ago.

[-] [email protected] 15 points 2 weeks ago

Are they still one of the largest real estate companies in America? That was the initial grift with franchising.

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[-] [email protected] 41 points 2 weeks ago

I used to work fast food like 6-7 years ago now and it is shocking just how much it's gotten visibly worse since. If you keep charging $15 for a combo and dropping service even further, people are just not going to go get fast food anymore. People already were balking at our prices back in 2017, now those prices would be a fucking steal if they were that today

[-] [email protected] 21 points 2 weeks ago

Can confirm, haven't got fast food in several years, just stopped.

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[-] [email protected] 12 points 2 weeks ago

If you keep charging $15 for a combo and dropping service even further, people are just not going to go get fast food anymore

good lol

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[-] [email protected] 39 points 2 weeks ago

enshittification today

enshittification tomorrow

enshittification forever

[-] [email protected] 38 points 2 weeks ago

Literally nickle and diming. Soda syrup costs almost nothing.

[-] [email protected] 37 points 2 weeks ago

This is why Xi is going to nationalize McDonalds.

[-] [email protected] 33 points 2 weeks ago

If I'm elected McDonalds executives will be publicly water boarded with Fanta.

[-] [email protected] 28 points 2 weeks ago

Damn, being drowned in a carbonated beverage is not something I've thought about thus far, that sounds absolutely miserable

[-] [email protected] 25 points 2 weeks ago

Okay, okay! No more! I'm begging you! Plain water was bad enough! The bubbles are killing me!

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[-] [email protected] 12 points 2 weeks ago

It is the nazi soda

[-] [email protected] 11 points 2 weeks ago

You gotta hit em with the Sprite at least once

[-] [email protected] 30 points 2 weeks ago

How much money would that even save?

[-] [email protected] 55 points 2 weeks ago

fountain soda barely costs anything, this isn't about saving money so much as it's about extracting more out of the customer

[-] [email protected] 29 points 2 weeks ago

I’m silly, of course statesians will pay extra for more colored sugar water.

[-] [email protected] 31 points 2 weeks ago

About $7 over the course of an entire day of operation. That honestly might be too high, come to think of it

[-] [email protected] 30 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)


Due to the extremely low cost of fountain soft drinks (especially the beverage itself, not including the cost of the cup, lid and straw), often offering a profit margin of 80-82%, establishments tend to offer free refills as a sales gimmick.

[-] [email protected] 20 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

When I worked at Pizza Hut (early 2000s), for shits and giggles I calculated the actual cost of a glass of Pepsi. Accounting for the syrup bag, the CO2 cylinder and water (the latter being the cheapest since it was filtered tap from the city main) it was like $0.14 a glass.

[-] [email protected] 28 points 2 weeks ago
[-] [email protected] 31 points 2 weeks ago

A second plane has hit the Golden arches of freedom

[-] [email protected] 22 points 2 weeks ago

the west has fallen

[-] [email protected] 16 points 2 weeks ago

Time to start mixing corn syrup and carbonated water at home

[-] [email protected] 15 points 2 weeks ago

What? This is fuckin bonkers. It seems almost unenforceable and it costs them like fractions of a penny per cup. This is legit too far.

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[-] [email protected] 15 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

If either Biden or Trump run on getting them to reinstate the free refills, their poll numbers would go up by like 5pts. This is an attack on the American way of life.

[-] [email protected] 15 points 2 weeks ago

where were you when america was kill ?

[-] [email protected] 14 points 2 weeks ago

Might be a hot take but this doesn't matter that much. If you actually go inside a McDonald's these days it's almost abandoned, all their business is drive through or take out now. This is just dabbing on the small portion of people who eat in

[-] [email protected] 12 points 2 weeks ago

So retirees and teens? Those are the only people I ever see inside McDonald's when I go to pick up my slop at the counter

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[-] [email protected] 14 points 2 weeks ago

The Ship Of State Is Wrecked

[-] [email protected] 12 points 2 weeks ago
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[-] [email protected] 12 points 2 weeks ago

Every time I see a headline like this, I think of the silver lining: the reason they do shit like this is TRPF. The contradictions are mounting. It's the little stuff

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[-] [email protected] 11 points 2 weeks ago

Unironically let me have my treats god damnit

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