albo
albo
6/3/20
4:37 PM
1

They do that to try to force long time customers like you to look around more and ‘discover’ more products they might be willing to buy.

6/3/20
10:45 AM
1

My HEB did that last year, it took me like eight months to find rice cakes and this was after asking multiple employees who had no idea. I stumbled upon them while looking for something else. Criminal.

6/1/20
5:46 PM
1

My local Albertson’s that I have shopped at for years recently remodeled and I don’t know where anything is and it drives me insane and makes me have to double back way more than I would like. It should not be so difficult to find soap! Read more

6/1/20
1:24 PM
4

Buying securities in China is akin to buying securities in the U.S. before the crash of ‘29 and the establishment of the SEC. It’s the wild, wild west. And even though LK ostensibly had to comply with the ‘34 Act because their ADRs were traded in the U.S., that’s bark with no bite when there is no extradition treaty Read more

6/1/20
12:58 PM
17

They could, but corporate wants to keep their profit on the ingredients they sell to the franchisees. If the franchisees could buy their supplies on the open market they’d probably be fine with $5 footlongs since with cheaper ingredients available they might be able to swing a decent profit.
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6/1/20
12:14 PM
10

Subway corporate takes over 12% of gross weekly sales. For comparison, McDonald’s takes 4% and Jimmy John’s 6%.

6/1/20
11:56 AM
12

Nah, more like selling dollar vouchers for 50 cents and waiting for investors to pile in, inflate the stock price, then you, the primary shareholder, bail out and make a big profit while investors are left holding worthless shares.

6/1/20
11:51 AM
2

We always start with “here’s what we want to eat for dinner for the next week” and then I fill in the blanks - chicken tacos, ok, we have chicken and tortillas; barbecue chicken pizza, we need the crust, that sort of thing. Then I add in produce, any spices or staples I’m low on, breakfast/lunch items, etc. And yeah, Read more

6/1/20
11:39 AM
10

Because they’re like Wendy’s chili: they offset the low cost by letting the individual stores repurpose ingredients into dishes with more stability or that fly out the window. You notice poor quality meat a lot quicker in a burger than in chili or tacos

6/1/20
11:25 AM
8

seriously, subway’s ingredients have been piss poor for over a decade at this point (likely longer but I only have had them over the last 10 years so thats my reference point) I completely stopped going to subway after the expose revealed their chicken was 50% soy. at this point they just need to let better sub shops Read more

6/1/20
11:21 AM
3

I’ve got a table word doc set up to organize my list by section. The only problem is there are two stores I have to switch between. One has the water jug swap we need for our water cooler (our well water is nasty) and the other has the yogurt I like (skyr). The yogurt store is my preferred anyway as the produce is Read more

6/1/20
11:19 AM
5

The franchises have to buy all ingredients from corporate. And you can believe corporate is getting a profit off that. Read more

6/1/20
11:08 AM
19

It is odd to me that Subway franchises foot longs can sustain a $5 price. I pay the same money (7/8) at other sub shops for a 100% better sub (with more meat). Why can’t a giant corporation can’t have cheaper prices for a lower quality/quantity sub?

6/1/20
11:06 AM
11

Exactly. I’m sure the franchisee would happily sell the $5 footlong so long as corporate correspondingly lowered the price of the raw ingredients.

6/1/20
10:54 AM
14

The amazing thing about this is, let’s face it, if Subway can’t make a profit on selling their shoddy, cut-to-the-bone-quality cold cuts and bread for five bucks, that’s saying something in a world where 99-cent burgers are still a thing.

6/1/20
8:58 AM
2

man i always go to the grocery store with a plan.  but on the way there ill start listening to music and enjoying the drive/ride and once i get into the store ive completely forgotten why i came there.  

6/1/20
1:44 AM
31

Oh hey, Sarah Chalke finally gets to do something other than react to her dad’s nonsense. (Which she’s aces at, but, c’mon.) Read more