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Old 06-27-2015, 09:39 AM   #4421
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Thanks Aunt Bea. Hopefully she will come on today and see my plea. Thanks. If not I will send her a personal note.
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Old 06-27-2015, 06:45 PM   #4422
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Early in the morning and I have a case of severe frustration. I am looking for the post that I think taxlady made about removing the top of the McCormick grinder for the peppercorns. Someone please come to my rescue.

How can I use the peppercorns in the McCormick grinder for my personal grinder? I asked my son to pick me up some peppercorns. And he brought home the more expensive one. I just wanted some peppercorns. My personal grinder has a nice handle on it and is so much easier to use for my old, very old hands.

SO HOW DO I GET THE DANG GRINDER OFF THE MCCORMICK JAR? Help Please!!
The Trader Joe's refillable grinder looks like the ticket, but not everyone has a store near them.
One YouTube video shows this big black guy who looks as strong as an ox and is able to muscle the grinder top off the McCormick bottle with one hand. Not everyone is that strong. Here's a link to another method.

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Old 06-27-2015, 07:34 PM   #4423
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I think that coupons like that are very poor marketing. What's the chances that Caslon goes to a Polo Loco soon?
I like their chicken tho! I'm still doing a slow burn about the email reply sent to me by the manager of 3 owned Loco franchises. Did I mention that I emailed her with the amount I was charged with that coupon in order to explain my case to her? She replied that yes, I was overcharged by 1.444 cents!
SARCASTIC AS ALL GET OUT!

Has anyone had bad experiences with a bad property management company manager or an apartment complex manager? This El Pollo Loco manager representative treated me exactly like that. I'm almost sure she had a previous job as one of those.

Anyways, I've saved her sarcastic reply to me. I'm looking into finding a regional district manager that represents El Pollo Loco at a corporate level, not some hired management company hired by the owner of 3 of their stores.

Let me give you a contrasting experience with other company reps who are true public relations rep types.

I lamented to a local major bakery public relations rep about how the bread I've been buying was small and really spongy. As some may recall, I posted a topic about here. Many of you replied.
He not only called me and talked with me about it (very sympathetic too) but he brought over a box with 7 loafs of bread by different brands to try. 7 loafs for free!

Another example of how a good public relations rep should act...
I got a six pack of 7 UP with one of the cans totally empty. We have a 7UP bottling plant here and I took it to their public relations guy. He apologized and came out with a free CASE of 7 Up! 24 cans!

Now contrast that to that sarcastic email I received from that El Pollo Loco rep for a franchise owner.

I need to bump this issue and her sarcastic reply upstairs more, if I can. I'm looking into doing so. A truly corporate regional public relations rep, if I can contact one. Not necessarily about the coupon issue, but rather, her response to me.

Thanks for letting me vent about it here.
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:00 PM   #4424
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Petty Vents

We picked up one of the worst pizzas ever last year from one of our local pizza franchises whose quality had always been consistently good. I emailed their website, and the manager got right back to me, apologized profusely, and gave us $20 credit on our next purchase.
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:49 PM   #4425
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We picked up one of the worst pizzas ever last year from one of our local pizza franchises whose quality had always been consistently good. I emailed their website, and the manager got right back to me, apologized profusely, and gave us $20 credit on our next purchase.
Funny you should mention pizza. I bought a Dominos medium 12" pizza last night. When I opened the box, it looked kinda small. I measured it and it wasn't 12" but rather barely 11" in diameter. I'm not saying it was intentional, but I'm taking my tape measure next time I go for a carry out pizza at that Dominos store. Remember the controversy Subway got into when it was discovered their "foot long" subs weren't 12" long?

I just sent an email form to Dominos describing this occurrence along with the store address and time I walked in. That site says "A representative will contact you shortly." I'm waiting to see what type of response I get.
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A few years back, maybe 8 years or so, I bought 2 lbs. of Farmer John bacon for our family Christmas breakfast. The strips were so thin they wouldn't pull apart without breaking, and were almost all fat. I emailed the company, and 2 weeks later I got a handwritten apology letter with 6 $5 off coupons good for any Farmer John product.
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Old 06-28-2015, 03:07 AM   #4427
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I got a reply email from corporate Dominos thanking me for my concerns and that he will contact the owner of that store and let him know about it. It seems that franchises that are locally owned don't exactly bend over backwards to keep you happy. You could send corporate a photo of the worst looking restaurant product and all corporate will do is thank you and send along your concerns to the local owner of that franchise, nothing more, not even an apology or maybe a gift coupon to make up for it. It's just feedback to them. I wonder why they ask for your address on that form? We'll see if I get anything in the mail from them. I doubt I will.
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Old 06-28-2015, 07:27 AM   #4428
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The Trader Joe's refillable grinder looks like the ticket, but not everyone has a store near them.
One YouTube video shows this big black guy who looks as strong as an ox and is able to muscle the grinder top off the McCormick bottle with one hand. Not everyone is that strong. Here's a link to another method.

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Thanks Caslon. I will let my son play Strong Man when he wakes up. I just want to get the pepper out so I can put it in my own grinder. I have no desire to use the McCormack one again and again. My own grinder is much easier for me to use. It has a big knob on it that my small hand can fit around with out the arthritis acting up.
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Thanks Caslon. I will let my son play Strong Man when he wakes up. I just want to get the pepper out so I can put it in my own grinder. I have no desire to use the McCormack one again and again. My own grinder is much easier for me to use. It has a big knob on it that my small hand can fit around with out the arthritis acting up.
You like them McCormick pepper corns do ya?

I'm gonna to see if my local store stocks that McCormick jar that has pepper and red pepper flakes mixed in with it, for my beef jerky.
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Old 06-28-2015, 11:41 AM   #4430
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You like them McCormick pepper corns do ya?

I'm gonna to see if my local store stocks that McCormick jar that has pepper and red pepper flakes mixed in with it, for my beef jerky.
I don't care what the peppercorns are. I just want to get them out of the jar and into my own grinder. It is so much easier to use. I can't use pepper. Really tears up my stomach.
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