The idea for this blog is to blog about everything I think about food and food culture. I'll tell you what I like to eat, where I like to eat it and if I thought it was good or if I thought it was crap. My thoughts about food could go anywhere. Hey if you don't like it go blog at methodicaldudereallythinksalotaboutthefoodhesgoingtoeat.blogspot.com
Monday, April 25, 2011
Mini Rant: Soda prices at restaurants
Let me admit something up front. I love pop, or soda or Coke. Whatever you want to call it. In it's various forms it is one of my absolute favorite things to drink. I know it's not healthy or good for you in the slightest, but dammit I like it. I've tried to cut back my overall consumption, but there are sometimes when the craving just hits and I can't help myself. When it comes to fountain drinks my obsession is even worse. My problem? Why is it that when I go to the gas station and get a large fountain drink it costs me a cool 69 cents or at McDonald's any size is a buck, but when I go to a restaurant and am served the exact same product it costs me almost 2 dollars more. It doesn't seem like much, but a couple of 3 dollars sodas can bump up the price of a tab in a hurry. If you say "Just drink water" I reject your premise out of hand because being that I like flavor and taste I don't always want water. If you say "Well, the places need that to make money" I call BS again. The cost per soda is pennies on the dollar. When you're charging me 3 bucks for a Coke you're gouging me plain and simple. There should be no difference in the price of a soda from one restaurant to the next if you're basing it on cost. It's the same product. There is no extra preparation or ingredients necessary. You're just charging me more for it at a sit down restaurant because you can. That's not right. Are things going to change for us soda lovers in the future? Probably not, but that doesn't mean I can't be pissy about the way things are today. That's what America's all about...well that and monster truck rallies I'm pretty sure.