"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > General Cooking > Road Food
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-31-2018, 11:10 PM   #21
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 21,539
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheryl J View Post
In 'n Out has been owned by the same family since the '40's, and they refuse to franchise out. That way they can keep true to their high standards. I think that's a huge reason for their success.

Thanks, I assumed it was a franchise. No wonder why it works.
__________________
The past is gone it's all been said.
So here's to what the future brings,
I know tomorrow you'll find better things
buckytom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2018, 01:47 AM   #22
Head Chef
 
Rascal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Christchurch nz
Posts: 1,383
We don't tip down here however I always tip a nice waitress, I leave it under my plate. I do the same when in Australia. I did tip in Vancouver and Hawaii.

Russ
Rascal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2018, 04:03 AM   #23
Master Chef
 
Mad Cook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: North West England
Posts: 5,134
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheryl J View Post
What a rude and condescending post.
And your point is?
__________________
Donít look for the light at the end of the tunnel. Stomp along and switch the bl**dy thing on yourself.
Mad Cook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2018, 04:11 AM   #24
Master Chef
 
Mad Cook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: North West England
Posts: 5,134
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rascal View Post
We don't tip down here however I always tip a nice waitress, I leave it under my plate. I do the same when in Australia. I did tip in Vancouver and Hawaii.

Russ
I'm with you on that. I much prefer to do that as the waiter/waitress can then do what s/he thinks fit with the tip.


And I never use a card to pay in a restaurant.
__________________
Donít look for the light at the end of the tunnel. Stomp along and switch the bl**dy thing on yourself.
Mad Cook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2018, 06:36 AM   #25
Assistant Cook
 
thegrindre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Central Arkansas
Posts: 18
To me, it's a simple issue to fix.
If I get no service, I don't tip including 'All You Can Eat' places. Bringing a drink is not service enough to tip. I DON'T tip at buffets.
A waiter will get a tip if the meal is brought to me and I am checked upon during a meal.
If I have to get my own food then there isn't anybody to tip.
It's simple.


__________________
a.k.a. Rick


At my age, 'Happy Hour' is a nap!
thegrindre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2018, 10:39 AM   #26
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 21,539
I just asked my wife about Panera as ahe goes to one fairly often for lunch on-the-go, and it's the healthiest option for fast food. When I mentioned the tipping thing, she said that yes, they try it here, then she gave the Bronx salute, spit a raspberry salute, and said, "'I ain't tipping them for self service."

Besides the fact that I may have married a female Archie Bunker, I completely agree.

<<plplplplplplplplllll>>
__________________
The past is gone it's all been said.
So here's to what the future brings,
I know tomorrow you'll find better things
buckytom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2018, 11:45 AM   #27
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Park Drive Bar/Grill Los Angeles
Posts: 13,353
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Cook View Post
And I never use a card to pay in a restaurant.
I get 3% cash back when I use my CC. There are other CC's that give 5% cash back.
roadfix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2018, 12:19 PM   #28
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 25,243
Quote:
Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
I get 3% cash back when I use my CC. There are other CC's that give 5% cash back.
We use our card for everything - gas, groceries, restaurants, entertainment, etc. Got a free KitchenAid immersion blender and an 11-cup food processor last year with the points, then this year, something like $100 off the new gas grill we bought. Not sure why it's something to avoid.
__________________
Anyplace where people argue about food is a good place.
~ Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown, 2018
GotGarlic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2018, 12:28 PM   #29
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Park Drive Bar/Grill Los Angeles
Posts: 13,353
Quote:
Originally Posted by GotGarlic View Post
We use our card for everything - gas, groceries, restaurants, entertainment, etc. Got a free KitchenAid immersion blender and an 11-cup food processor last year with the points, then this year, something like $100 off the new gas grill we bought. Not sure why it's something to avoid.
All the points and cash rewards earned make good sense but only if you pay your balances in full each month. I haven't paid a dime in CC interest in several decades.
roadfix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2018, 12:32 PM   #30
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 47,584
Quote:
Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
All the points and cash rewards earned make good sense but only if you pay your balances in full each month. I haven't paid a dime in CC interest in several decades.
+1!!!!
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2018, 12:35 PM   #31
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 25,243
Quote:
Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
All the points and cash rewards earned make good sense but only if you pay your balances in full each month. I haven't paid a dime in CC interest in several decades.
Same here. I guess I forgot some people don't
__________________
Anyplace where people argue about food is a good place.
~ Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown, 2018
GotGarlic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2018, 12:36 PM   #32
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 25,243
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Cook View Post
And your point is?
That you're rude and condescending - something you seem to be proud of
__________________
Anyplace where people argue about food is a good place.
~ Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown, 2018
GotGarlic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2018, 02:27 PM   #33
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Calosso, Piemonte
Posts: 805
Now, friends, let's play nicely, and have the dignity to know that we all have a point of view. I hold you all in great respect. We all have a right to express our ideas, points of view, and so forth. And I'm not being condescending, I'm sending you this because I have great respect for you. In essence, this is an interesting thread, and we're all here to expand our love of cooking and every thing else relating to it, and you ALL have great knowledge. I send this in friendship and without prejudice, and with humility

di reston


Enough is never as good as a feast Oscar Wilde
di reston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2018, 02:54 PM   #34
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 25,243
Quote:
Originally Posted by di reston View Post
Now, friends, let's play nicely, and have the dignity to know that we all have a point of view. I hold you all in great respect. We all have a right to express our ideas, points of view, and so forth. And I'm not being condescending, I'm sending you this because I have great respect for you. In essence, this is an interesting thread, and we're all here to expand our love of cooking and every thing else relating to it, and you ALL have great knowledge. I send this in friendship and without prejudice, and with humility

di reston


Enough is never as good as a feast Oscar Wilde
Di, maybe you don't mind watching your friends be bullied. I do.
__________________
Anyplace where people argue about food is a good place.
~ Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown, 2018
GotGarlic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2018, 03:00 PM   #35
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 21,539
Quote:
Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
I get 3% cash back when I use my CC. There are other CC's that give 5% cash back.
I took my family to Sanibel Island (flights, hotel, and car rental) this past summer on credit card points.
__________________
The past is gone it's all been said.
So here's to what the future brings,
I know tomorrow you'll find better things
buckytom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2018, 03:48 PM   #36
Executive Chef
 
larry_stewart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 3,924
Im from New York, and Ive also been married almost 30 years. , takes a lot more than that to ruffle my feathers But for those who have my back, much appreciated.

I also pay off my balance. I get hotel rewards back. I went on a 10 day road trip last year and in a few weeks another 10 day road trip and got all my hotels for free ( due to all the points Ive accumulated). Therefore, my breakfast truly is 'FREE'.

One thing Ive noticed is that the more expensive the hotel, the less likely they offer their " Free" breakfast.

Ive also found better versions of " Free" breakfast in southern and western hotels than the North east ( more likely to serve up hot dishes and better variety).

**On a completely unrelated note, earlier this year I went down to DC, got two night of a very nice hotel room for free. Unfortunately, got a flat tire on the way down there ( On the damn jersey turnpike), road all the way down to DC on a donut, and spent the entire morning getting a new tire and rim for 700$ ( Which was about how much the two ' Free' Rooms would have cost, and of course didnt offer free breakfast Oh well )
larry_stewart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2018, 03:54 PM   #37
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Calosso, Piemonte
Posts: 805
I care very much about you all, and I hold you all in great respect. You've all become important in my life, and I would never think otherwise. Now, let's get on with the topic that binds us together. Hugs

di reston


Enough is never as a feast Oscar Wilde
di reston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2018, 05:13 PM   #38
Master Chef
 
Mad Cook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: North West England
Posts: 5,134
Quote:
Originally Posted by GotGarlic View Post
That you're rude and condescending - something you seem to be proud of
Rearrange these words into a sentence - pot, the, black, kettle, calling
__________________
Donít look for the light at the end of the tunnel. Stomp along and switch the bl**dy thing on yourself.
Mad Cook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2018, 05:32 PM   #39
Master Chef
 
Mad Cook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: North West England
Posts: 5,134
Quote:
Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
I get 3% cash back when I use my CC. There are other CC's that give 5% cash back.
Gosh, really? They should try that over here.

Until January this year the customer was often charged a fee when using CCs & debit cards in order to cover the retailer's processing costs. In January it was made illegal for retailers to do that.

Many retailers won't accept cards for less than £5 or in some cases £10 because it costs them more than that in processing fees.
__________________
Donít look for the light at the end of the tunnel. Stomp along and switch the bl**dy thing on yourself.
Mad Cook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2018, 05:32 PM   #40
Executive Chef
 
Just Cooking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 4,257
Don't make me stop this car!!!
Ross
__________________
Disclaimer: My experiences may not be as someone else might think correct.. Life goes on..
Just Cooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.