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Sun Mar 28, 2021, 10:07 AM

Arby's Says It Helped Kill the $15 Minimum Wage

https://jacobinmag.com/2021/03/fast-food-chains-block-15-minimum-wage-relief-dunkin-arbys-sonic

Inspire Brands — which owns Jimmy John's, Arby’s, Sonic, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Dunkin’ — bragged in internal documents about its role preventing workers from getting a living wage. $15 an hour and a union is the least we should be demanding from predatory corporations

The parent company of some of America’s largest fast-food chains is claiming credit for convincing Congress to exclude a $15 minimum wage from the recent COVID relief bill, according to internal company documents reviewed by The Daily Poster. The company, which is owned by a private equity firm named after an Ayn Rand character, also says it is now working to thwart new union rights legislation.

The company’s boasts come just a few months after a government report found that some of its chains had among the highest percentage of workers relying on food stamps.

Inspire Brands — which owns Jimmy John’s, Arby’s, Sonic, and Buffalo Wild Wings, plus recently acquired Dunkin’ Donuts for $11.3 billion in November — on Thursday sent employees and franchisees a review of its government lobbying activity that highlighted its success in keeping the $15 minimum wage out of Democrats’ American Rescue Plan, the COVID-19 relief bill President Joe Biden signed earlier this month.

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This is a corporation staffed by insipid pigs

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Reply Arby's Says It Helped Kill the $15 Minimum Wage (Original post)
Javaman Mar 28 OP
AllaN01Bear Mar 28 #1
Yavin4 Mar 28 #4
marble falls Mar 28 #6
young_at_heart Mar 28 #13
CurtEastPoint Mar 28 #2
PortTack Mar 28 #3
Captain Zero Mar 28 #30
niyad Mar 28 #5
Freethinker65 Mar 28 #7
Roland99 Mar 28 #8
speak easy Mar 28 #9
Rustyeye77 Mar 28 #10
Guilded Lilly Mar 28 #11
XanaDUer2 Mar 28 #12
gratuitous Mar 28 #14
EYESORE 9001 Mar 28 #16
Dream Girl Mar 28 #19
EYESORE 9001 Mar 28 #15
rickyhall Mar 28 #17
Dream Girl Mar 28 #20
wcmagumba Mar 28 #18
George II Mar 28 #21
twodogsbarking Mar 28 #22
judesedit Mar 28 #23
NewHendoLib Mar 28 #24
hunter Mar 28 #25
KPN Mar 28 #26
BlueJac Mar 28 #27
bucolic_frolic Mar 28 #28
usaf-vet Mar 28 #29
bronxiteforever Mar 28 #31
rdking647 Mar 28 #32
Stuart G Mar 28 #34
JohnnyRingo Mar 28 #33
Stuart G Mar 28 #35
Stuart G Mar 28 #36
Takket Mar 28 #37
Wolf Frankula Mar 28 #38
Stuart G Mar 28 #39
2naSalit Mar 28 #40

Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 10:08 AM

1. boycott arbys

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 10:15 AM

4. Easiest. Boycott. Ever. n/t

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 10:16 AM

6. No problem. When they were serving Ruebens several years back, they didn't even grill the bread.

That sacrilege alone is enough to condemn them, bragging about screwing their employees and their tax paying customers (and to their employees, yet) is so far beyond forgiving.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 10:43 AM

13. Years ago we ate there......never again

We had a half-price coupon so decided to give it a try. Their so-called "beef" was actually mystery meat!

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 10:11 AM

2. And, I am ashamed to say, headquartered in Atlanta.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 10:13 AM

3. All the more reason to follow the advice is post #1

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Response to PortTack (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 12:38 PM

30. The simplest of meals at bdubs will break you.

Recently 3 simple meals at Buffalo Wild Wings ran me $57. That's high enough the staff should be getting $15/he. Not hard to boycott Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings. Dunkin' is high for their crappy donuts too.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 10:15 AM

5. Into the trash go my Arby's coupons. I have not been to an Arby's in years, and I boycott jimmy

john's and dunkin already. No hardship to boycott the entire group.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 10:18 AM

7. Noted. Thx. I prefer roast beef that requires chewing anyway.

Actually, I don't eat at any of those chains and will continue not to.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 10:18 AM

8. Damn it. Loved Arby's and new ones had just opened near home and my office

Oh well. I’ll find local restaurants to support.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 10:18 AM

9. Arbys (inspire Brands) headquartered in Sandy Springs, Georgia.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 10:36 AM

10. Good bye Jamocha shake.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 10:37 AM

11. Not one red cent more. Kick.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 10:43 AM

12. sounds like a scary cabal of rw fascists companies

Scary. I will no longer eat at Arby's. Almost went to Dunkin yesterday. When will average people wake the fuck up?

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 10:48 AM

14. I wonder: Does James Earl Jones get paid minimum wage for voiceover work in Arby's ads?

I'm guessing not.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 10:50 AM

16. Not James Earl Jones

Ving Rhames. Easy mistake to make.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 11:46 AM

19. Jame Earl Jones is 90 years old.

I’m not sure he’s doing much voice over work these days.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 10:49 AM

15. They've all landed on my shit list for one reason or another

Now it’s codified into a one-stop boycott list. I had no idea all those places were part of the same RW douchebag company. Now I’ll tell anyone who’ll listen to join the boycott.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 11:07 AM

17. Those are easy AT&T not so much.

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #17)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 11:47 AM

20. AT&T will be hard for me. Arby's,Coca cola, notsomuch.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 11:43 AM

18. Hate Arby's but I do like me some Sonic burgers and tots...

guess I'll finally follow my Doc's advice and quit....I just didn't know, didn't knoooow.... (Making sounds like a republican here....agggh!

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 11:49 AM

21. Their bragging notwithstanding, they weren't responsible for keeping the $15 minimum wage out....

....of the bill. The Senate Parliamentarian and Senators who understand and follow the rules of reconciliation are responsible for keeping it out of the bill.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 11:57 AM

22. Is it still just bologna sliced very thin with sauce?

I haven't been to one in decades.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 11:58 AM

23. Definitely will not buy from them. Also, not from companies in Ga who aren't fighting that new

unconstitutional voting law.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 12:00 PM

24. well, I already think they all suck. Yucky, overrated, unhealthy food

haven't gone to any if them in many years...or ever.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 12:02 PM

25. That's an easy boycott.


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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 12:03 PM

26. Hey fucking Republicant voters ... you don't want your tax dollars

going to “welfare”? Wake the fuck up!

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 12:21 PM

27. Well fuck Arby's too.

I tired of this bullshit.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 12:28 PM

28. Private Equity is the new, friendly term for vulture capitalist

At various times they've been known as takeover specialists, turnaround artists, corporate raiders.

Big parts of corporations have been sold, combined, split up for over 120 years. It really emerged in the post-Civil War rise of capitalism and railroads, of which Abe Lincoln was a great proponent. It is amazing to read how many food chains have arisen, combined, bought, sold, taken private, spun off again, owned as a subsidiary. This action is going on with all large assets. As labor works for wages, capitalists are churning the big pieces for profits.

The only way I've found to protect myself is to avoid them, alter buying habits to estimate their profit margins and buy on sale, something else, or not buy at all. Doughnuts? Have you seen the size of them lately? Whipped and puffed. You're buying air.

White Consolidated was an early 1970s turnaround company that sort of specialized in manufacturing. They've owned refrigeration, appliance, power equipment divisions many times. Don't really follow them now but there are many like them.

Also what gets me is licensing of brands. You buy a great, reputable brand name appliance, but it's made by someone else. There is rigid quality control, except when there isn't. I've had good brand products, and some not quite up to it. Everyone is so busy tweaking profit for the corporations involved on both sides of the equation that the product has to be cheapened to remain competitive. Appliances generally don't last as long as they once did.

Sometimes, in small parts that I use, I can't find OEM or Professional level parts. They are only on new products. There are knock off consumer level replacement parts, but they don't last as long. I thought my platinum spark plugs were 100,000 miles good. Surprise to me when they failed at 23,000 miles.

Sales people are useless. Ask a question about components and you get vague assurances, but never any details. I asked a car salesman, does this have a timing belt or a timing chain? It took them 3 days to get back to me, after talking to the service department. Chain.

On complex products, components are everything. Beware what you're buying. As if you are able to choose a better quality alternative.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 12:35 PM

29. NONE of these are found where I live. But they won't get and of my road travel money.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 12:43 PM

31. Kick!

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 12:46 PM

32. i love arbys roast beef and dunkin donuts

but ive eaten my last ones

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #32)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 01:02 PM

34. You are not alone....Dunken Donuts has just died for me, and forever!!! (yes, I like donuts)

This story, if it gets nation wide exposure, could kill this business...

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 12:57 PM

33. It's cheaper to pay a congressman than 12,000 workers

And as they say in business, that's the bottom line.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 01:07 PM

35. The company also owns...."Baskin-Robbins restaurant chains"....so stay away from those too...

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 01:14 PM

36. 3 more to avoid.......Rusty Tacos, Yum Brands, Darden Resturants ....

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 01:15 PM

37. wait... so who exactly owns Jimmy Johns???

I've been boycotting Jimmy Johns for years because their owner is a big game hunter. Did he sell the franchise to Inspire Brands, or does he own Inspire brands? I eat at BWW sometimes but will immediately stop if they are owned by the same scumbag.

Answering my own question. "Jimmy John" sold the franchise to Inspire Brands in September 2019.

I don't need to boycott Jimmy Johns anymore! Except I do... because now Inspire Brands sucks lol............

https://www.forbes.com/sites/giacomotognini/2019/09/25/inspire-brands-expands-its-restaurant-empire-purchasing-jimmy-johns-at-undisclosed-price/?sh=2e530b034192

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 01:22 PM

38. I haven't been to an Arby's in years.

There are no Sonics around here. The only time I get Jimmy John's is at work, when the boss's boss from New Jersey visits and orders them. There are no Dunkin's near me. And I don't like buffalo wings, I prefer buffalo drumsticks. Boycotting will be easy.

Wolf

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 01:22 PM

39. At this link, is a total list of brands that Inspire owns...take a look...

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1T4GGNI_enUS494US495&q=inspire+brands+subsidiaries&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAOPgE-LVT9c3NMxILq7KMU3L09LMKLfST87PyUlNLsnMz9PPL0pPzMusSgRxiq2KS5OKM1MyE4syU4sXsUpn5hUXZBalKiQVJealFCsgywIAam2HoloAAAA&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiZkNOdv9PvAhWVUs0KHe9wDX0Q44YBKAUwK3oECDMQBw&biw=1600&bih=754#spf=1616951959666

also at above link....Number of locations: 31,600 (2019)...and...............

....................................Number of employees: 650,000 (2020)


These places are almost everywhere.....and employ a whole lot of people

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #39)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 01:35 PM

40. Baskin Robbins would be a tough one...

But I haven't been to one in at least fifteen years so.

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