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Monday, January 24, 2011

Dipping Sauce Shortage

If you ever watch Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN you're probably familiar with the phrase "Come on, man!" which is basically an expression of "What was that all about?" or "You can do better than that."  It is also the perfect phrase to describe how I feel most often when I see the amount of dipping sauce that comes with my order of chicken tenders or nuggets from a fast food restaurant.

There was once a day in a bygone era where the person manning the drive thru window put his or her hand haphazardly into the basket of nugget sauces and put such a plethora in your to go bag that you thought you may very well drown in sweet and sour sauce.  Those days, my friends, are long gone.  Now it seems that with a standard order of tenders or nuggets that come with a combo meal you are only allowed a paltry 2 sauces.  I don't know about all of you, but to me getting a good honey mustard or sweet and sour sauce is almost as enjoyable as getting the chicken.  I also like to dip my fries in said sauce.  I understand that restaurants are trying to make a profit and they are trying to trim fat like extra sauces that people won't use.  However, I'm not asking you to just give me 10 packets.  All I'm asking is that when you give me two sauces and I specifically request 1 or 2 more please don't insult me by asking me to pay 10 cents a piece for them.  Seeing as I'm the paying customer in the situation I don't think it's too out of the ordinary that you might throw me a bone on extra sauce if I go to the trouble to specifically ask for it.  Also, perhaps it's unfair for me to lump all places into this little rant since I don't know the policies of every fast food restaurant, but I know for a fact that BK and McDonald's are offenders.  To both of them I say COME ON MAN!


Claire said...

I have also noticed this issue with breakfast foods. Try getting more than one packet of jelly or syrup...even asking for extra equates to only one more. Definitely sick of the stinginess.

Brent said...

Also, I've noticed that KFC won't even give you butter for your biscuit unless you ask for it specifically. Of course I've had my issues with them in the past so it doesn't surprise me.

Anonymous said...

i just wish wendy's would bring back their honey sauce!