posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 04:06 PM
Kind of hard to criticize a company that developed their own supply & production chain. If it cost double, would you suddenly feel sorry for them?
I feel sorry if anything for the people that eat there all the time, but only if they complain about eating somewhere else because it cost (x) $
I can open a restaurant and charge $15 for a chicken sandwich, which was grain fed and free range, and I will get a few customers. Many will bitch and
say it wasn't worth it.
McDonalds can take their chicken farmed meat, inject it with soy protein to increase the weight and "meat" content, fry it up and sell it for half
the price and their cost is about 3 times less than mine. But where will people eat?
They will choose McDonalds because they didn't want to wait that extra few minutes nor pay the extra few dollars. Simple as that.
And if I'm lucky enough to gain popularity I will probably have to look at reducing costs, because a few months out of the year during slow times I
don't have enough cash flow to keep things moving, so I will start by making a contract with a larger meat supplier that has subpar meat, and
eventually try to set up my own supply chain.
As a consumer, you have all the power who stays in business. No matter how grimy, how underhanded, how many regulations or back room deals the larger
corporations are involved in. And if there is nothing around, pack your own lunch or cook at home. Support your local restaurants and diners.