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That is amazing to see.. I take it that's from a McDonald's listing of what it's costing them to throw out each listed item?
I'd seen another list in a McDonalds on the wall for staff to see which listed the cost of condiments with the admonishment to think before giving more than 1 or 2 (depending on item) by request only. Ketchup was $.05 I think, while I know one of the dipping sauces was $0.20 for a bit of a hit on them.
I guess they count every last bean in every last way. That makes for a statement on profit margins vs. material tho.
Depends. If it's a franchise and the owner is sloppy, they often waste a lot. I worked at one where there was lots and lots of waste simply because no one was watching. The managers just counted the waste. They never said anything.
McDonald's is under no obligation to sell food. They do it to make money, that's it. I have a business and I charge a lot more over my material cost than McDonald's does and don't feel the least bit bad about it. Businesses exist for one reason only, to make money. They don't have to justify how much they charge or balance it with better salaries or anything else. I don't understand why people are always so surprised to learn that companies charge more for things than it costs them, that's called making a profit. I know this much, McDonald's hasn't gotten one cent from me for decades; not because I disagree with their practices but because they sell poison and I can't understand how rational people consume it.
I guess this would explain why they have no qualms about wasting large amounts of food. I worked at McDonalds when I was 13 and the amount of food waste I witnessed on any given shift was sickening. Doesn't matter as much to the company when they are only throwing out $20 worth of product a day I suppose.edit on 4-1-2014 by DeadSeraph because: (no reason given)
I don't know why society is so anti-capitalism. Even here on ATS, which used to be fairly conservative, liberalism has gotten out of hand.
I don't care if anyone ever eats at McD's. It isn't my business. But whether you love them or hate them, they provide inexpensive food to the masses. You could eat at McD's for far less than it would cost you to make things yourself. Yes, the quality and ingredients would not compare, but if you are poor, eating 2 burgers off the dollar menu might be your best option for not starving for the day. You couldn't get anything in the grocery store for that.
And I believe that all businesses deserve to make a profit. There has to be some reward for putting up with the risk and stress of being a business owner. Profits are what allow companies to hire people.
Wow...2 Burgers off the dollar.menu from McD are "the best option for not starving"? Pretty funny..and sad really.
It's exactly SUCH opinion that "liberals" (and what on earth has this even to do with liberalism/capitalism) have to open their mouth because the COMMON JOE is too dumbed down...I mean look at yourself! You're seriously stating that two burgers are "the best option to not starve".
Like there is no alternatives even for very poor people to at least SOMEWHAT eat and be healthy....but with a view such as yours the masses just kept dumbed down. You're living in a society with...like....70% obese people and heart disease topping all the charts for death causes...and you write such nonsense....cheezus christ.
Shouldn't be a surprise since McDonalds make over a billion dollars per quarter. The food cost and labor has to be really low.
edit: with profits in the billions, how can they afford to pay a real living wage to workers.edit on 1/5/2014 by roadgravel because: (no reason given)
reply to post by thedoctorswife
Also, the workers take the job by their own choice.
Silicis n Volvo
reply to post by tothetenthpower
Honestly it should be illegal to extort so much profit from the public.edit on 6-1-2014 by Silicis n Volvo because: (no reason given)