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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:18 PM

a reason not to eat at applebees

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/11/09/1173181/applebees-ceo-obamacare/

i wonder how he would like it if his franchise value went to zero

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Reply a reason not to eat at applebees (Original post)
rdking647 Nov 2012 OP
hollysmom Nov 2012 #1
WCGreen Nov 2012 #2
sarcasmo Nov 2012 #14
WCGreen Nov 2012 #16
sarcasmo Nov 2012 #25
Locrian Nov 2012 #3
Wait Wut Nov 2012 #4
BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #5
rzemanfl Nov 2012 #6
retread Nov 2012 #7
dem4ward Nov 2012 #8
CreekDog Nov 2012 #9
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #10
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #11
madinmaryland Nov 2012 #12
BainsBane Nov 2012 #26
TexasBushwhacker Nov 2012 #13
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #15
DavidDvorkin Nov 2012 #17
aletier_v Nov 2012 #18
Incitatus Nov 2012 #19
tableturner Nov 2012 #20
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Nov 2012 #21
RomneyLies Nov 2012 #22
ReRe Nov 2012 #23
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #24
bluestate10 Nov 2012 #27
jsmirman Nov 2012 #28
Raine Nov 2012 #29
Le Taz Hot Nov 2012 #30

Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:21 PM

1. let him do it,

you can't serve customers without staff. Face, say good by to nose. it's all spite.

They are probably not full time workers anyway. I would think that most health costs would be reduced because of Obama Care.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:24 PM

2. You need a reason NOT to eat at Alpplebees...

Who Knew!!

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:25 PM

14. I have been calling it Crapplebees for years.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:58 PM

16. The last time I ate there was because the Cheesecake Factory was

closed...

God their food is horrible.

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:09 AM

25. I was let down that the Crapplebees name never caught on.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:26 PM

3. A good reason to get kicked out of Applebees

Reese Bobby: Yep, I guess things are just about perfect... it's making me feel kind of itchy...
Ricky Bobby: How 'bout we go get kicked out of an Applebee's?
Susan: How does one get thrown out of an Applebee's?
Ricky Bobby: You're about to find out.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:27 PM

4. I haven't eaten there in probably 10 years.

I feel cheated that I can't say "I'll never eat there again."

Tired of all these tealosers crying and taking their ball home. Their patriotism is directly related to the amount of cash in their wallets. They continue to prove to us that they care shit about their employees or the rest of the population.

They can shove their minimum wage jobs up their collective asses.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:28 PM

5. what reason do you need past the shitty food?

 

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:31 PM

6. Let's start a movement. Go into Applebees, sit down, don't order anything

but put a tip on the table and leave.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:31 PM

7. I thought this was going to be a thread about diarrhea. n/t

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:32 PM

8. These companies remind me of the 2010 tea party movement.

 

They are buying into this Doom & Gloom conspiracy theory of the Repuke party. These CEO's are not thinking about future consequences of their "claims". I'd bet that any company that goes on record saying that they won't hire or they'll fire or layoff workers will suffer. These actions will bite them in the ass big time just like 2012 did to the tea pary. Wait and see!

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:32 PM

9. well if that doesn't work, there's always the food



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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:50 PM

10. They don't serve anything we can eat. We're vegehegians.

 

The spinach and artichoke dip used to be safe, but they switched to a chicken broth base about six years ago. Besides, the beer is fucking expensive.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:01 PM

11. Well ...

Red Lobster and Olive Garden are off my list ... Thanks Darden.

Hey didn't Darden have a Black CEO a couple years (maybe 10) back?

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:05 PM

12. Because their food sucks. Even rats wouldn't eat that crap.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:50 AM

26. Exactly

I didn't even need a political reason to avoid that place.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:22 PM

13. This is why we need single payer! n/t

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:56 PM

15. But I bet he has cadillac health insurance

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:02 PM

17. That story only applies to Applebee's New York franchise

not to the chain as a whole.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:11 PM

18. I sat down, looked at the menu... then told the manager that his staff seemed sick...

and I wasn't comfortable eating around sick people.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:15 PM

19. I've eaten there before

That's all the reason I need

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:16 PM

20. He'll hire more people when.....

He'll hire them when the business volume grows to the point that the present staff can no longer provide good service. He can say anything he wants now, but as business conditions get better and his business increases, he will hire however many people it takes for him to continue to please his customers.

As an offshoot of my logic, I submit that a rational business owner would never say or execute the following plan, in spite of what the GOP says:

"Well......people are having to wait too long for tables and their food, the food is not being consistently prepared properly, our customers in general are not being attentively serviced, and they are grumbling about all of this a lot, but because I do not want to provide health insurance to my employees, I will allow the appalling conditions in my restaurant to continue, and thus cause people to give their business to my competitors instead. I will truly enjoy not paying for health insurance as I watch my business fail. Not paying for health insurance is such a great thing to me that it more than makes up for the failure of my business."

This relates well to the argument over raising taxes on what the GOP says are "job creators". They continue to make the argument that these wealthy job creators will not invest more money in existing businesses, nor invest to create new ones, until they are sure of future tax policy and/or be rid of Obamacare.

That is such bunk! No matter the tax policy at a point in time, if, for example, supermarket checkout and deli lines are getting disturbingly long, the supermarket owner will hire the help necessary to avoid losing business. On the other side of the coin, even if the tax policies in place at a point in time are considered by them to be "ideal", if the public is not spending a lot of money, meaning business stays slow, they will not hire extra help.

If new subdivisions develop and existing ones expand, as they have in the past, and most certainly will in the future, when the population is large enough to support a supermarket, the supermarket company will put a store there, regardless of existing tax policies. The GOP would have us believe that the supermarket owner would instead say:

"Even though the area would profitably support one of my stores, because of the tax policies now in place (or Obamacare), I will not develop the store, thereby forgoing future profits, plus I will allow a competitor to secure the great location I had picked out, which happens to be the last of the area's prime locations, so I will be locked out of that market area forever. However, the pleasures I derive from protesting the current tax policy (or Obamacare) more than make up for the loss of business I will suffer if I decide not to develop the store."

This CEO is downright lying, and is knowingly doing so, in an effort to make a political point. No matter what he says, he doesn't believe that garbage, but he thinks that you and I are so stupid that we would believe total nonsense!

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:39 PM

21. Even for a chain restaurant, the food sucks

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:42 PM

22. Another good reason is they straight up suck n/t

 

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:42 PM

23. Wouldn't it just be grand if...

... his employees just said "take-this-job-and-shove-it," and walked out?

All this employer backlash needs to be dealt with here and now:

The Universal Health Care Act of 2013

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:49 PM

24. I don't eat there because it's owned by a chemical company.

 

Applebee's => W.R. Grace and now IHOP which hasn't served actual food for well over a decade.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:00 AM

27. Let him try it. nt

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:22 AM

28. It's like bad airplane food. Reason enough.

Dear CEO: your food sucks. That is your real problem.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:52 AM

29. I've never been into one, I guess I keep to that. nt

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:59 AM

30. I ate there one time several years ago.

$12.00 for a stupid hamburger. It was JUST a hamburger. I can make a much better one at home for about 1/12th of that.

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