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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:17 PM

"Drought To Affect Pizza Prices"... How soon we forget.

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Those were the headlines this past summer while the drought caused a projected increase in dairy and produce costs. Counting on a case of mass Romnesia, we now see every company that depends on such commodities blaming their workers and Obamacare for price increases.

The retail cost of Starbucks, Papa Johns, Dairy Queen, Dennys, and others are now seeing overhead increases in perfect sync with the summer forecast of shortages. Instead of blaming the free market and climate change caused by corporate America, the CEOs who see a need to raise prices are blaming who else? ...Their employees and Obamacare.

Rising milk prices affect foods from pizza to nachos

Customers may not see the price increase at all. Companies look for other things to cut when milk goes up. Starbucks, for instance, may trim fuel costs or packaging instead of charging more for a latte. I talked to a spokesman, Tim McIntyre, at one company that relies on dairy: Domino's Pizza.

"Cheese is a very important part of the consumer experience," he says. "Americans love cheese."

He says cheese is about 40 percent of the cost of a Domino's pizza. The company uses about 200 million pounds a year, and that's just on pizza -- nevermind their stuffed cheesy bread, or pasta dishes with cheese. Using less cheese is not the answer to rising milk prices.



http://www.marketplace.org/topics/sustainability/food-and-drink/rising-milk-prices-affect-foods-pizza-nachos

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JohnnyRingo Nov 2012 OP
ThatPoetGuy Nov 2012 #1
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #3
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #2
Le Taz Hot Nov 2012 #4
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #5
Le Taz Hot Nov 2012 #6
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #7

Response to JohnnyRingo (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:35 PM

1. Starbuck's is blaming price increases on Obamacare?

That doesn't make sense, Starbuck's employees already have health coverage.

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Response to ThatPoetGuy (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:48 PM

3. How can you increase prices on something that already costs 4X what it should?

 

Their coffee sucks.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:47 PM

2. Not if I make my own. They're far better, no tax, and no delivery charge or tip.

 

The next closest one we have doesn't deliver (but does make great pizza) so it's cheaper to send one of my daughters out to fetch it and I tip HER. I like to make my own - whole wheat crust on a cast-iron pizza pan (low-lip) with all the goodies we want. Good shit, Maynard.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:50 PM

4. Cast iron pizza pan?????

OK, I'm officially envious. Now I've got to go see if Lodge carries them. (I'm a recent convert to cast iron and I'm LOVING it!)

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 04:12 PM

5. It looks like this (EDIT: The last image didn't come through - new links)

 

On Edit: The images STILL aren't coming through, but click on the links. You can't make a better pizza than this one makes. SEASON IT CORRECTLY FIRST!!!

All of my cast iron is US Made.

http://www.wasserstrom.com/restaurant-supplies-equipment/Product_104022?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term={keyword}&kwid=productads-sku^104022-adtype^PLA-adid^11951472164

http://s7d5.scene7.com/is/image/wasserstrom/104022?defaultImage=noimage_wasserstrom&wid=227&hei=227&fmt=jpg

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 04:55 PM

6. Thanks for the link.

All of my cast iron (so far) has been Lodge -- Made in Pittsburg, TN. Great stuff!

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:29 PM

7. Wait...what? Not Obamacare?

You shit me... Now that will confuse the talking points.

In all seriousness, not just milk and cheese.

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