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Charging for dipping sauces: It's more common than you think

Posted by: Shaun ( Burger King, USA ) on March 24, 1999 at 11:23:06:

In Reply to: greedy little oops!! posted by Jaclyn on March 23, 1999 at 11:32:19:

: My question is... with all the money they have, can they really find it necessary to charge the few paying customers for sauce? will the same thing happen for ketchup? Lets all take a moment and wish they would finially go under.

Where I work if you want sauce packets for your fries we charge you 10 cents per pack. You get the sauce for free if you buy Chicken Tenders otherwise you have to pay for them. It is fair, since the sauces really are made for chicken, not fries. We used to give out sauces for free to everyone, but then people would start asking for like 5 or 6 sauces for one order of fries, and the question arose, "Where do we draw the line? How many sauces must they request before we tell them sorry, I cant give you that many without charging?" So to make it simple, anyone who wants chicken tenders sauces but doesn't actually buy the chicken tenders gets charged ten cents per pack. One case of the sauces costs us over $20 each, and we go through 9 or 10 cases a week, so all those free sauces add up. I think that the prices my BK franchise sells its food for are ridiculously high compared to other BK's and McD's, I admit that. But I don't think its unfair to sell sauce packets if your not actually buying chicken tenders. Does anyone else here who works in a fast food restaurant charge for thier sauces as well?

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