A few months ago Satellite raised their prices. I particularly noticed it on the Graburrito, which now costs a whopping $5. I honestly thought it was descent for $2.99, or maybe even $3.50. A price of $5 just doesn't cut it. Often, those burritos are not fresh, and they get heated irregularly. Personally, I will never order one again at those prices.
I do really like Satellite, but they should be called out on this. I'd be curious if this is bringing their sales down. Okay, sorry for the rant!
I had a hankering for a piece of pumpkin pie yesterday at Flying Star, but had to cough up $5.99. With a cup of coffee and some whipped cream the bill was over $9.00. I think I'm just about done patronizing them.
They charge for whip cream? I enjoy Flying Star, but sometimes I wonder if they have not stretched themselves too thin with so many locations and the high costs are to cover the expansion?
We ate at FS yesterday and I also noticed the $6 piece of pie. That better be some good pie! You can get a whole pizza for $8.99 on Friday from Whole Foods- and we all know how expensive they can be. I know FS pays their employees better than perhaps most restaurants, but I also wonder if they aren't getting a little big for the britches.
Has nothing to do with inflation, has everything to do with market power. There aren't enough hip cafe's to hang out in (that are not Starbucks or McCafe!). By the way inflation is 3.53%. 4 years ago it was 3.54%. Both fairly low.
I don't think Bush is allowed to run for re-election, is he?
Thinking it's called "Quid pro Quo". I use to blame George Bush for my athlete's foot. Technically can I be a yuppie if I have athlete's foot?
Unfortunately you can't. A yuppie would have something like "Plantar Fasciitis" from running the Boston Marathon.
Or ringworm from an "Occupy" Rally.
Food prices are going up. It is affecting all restaurants.
Darden Restaurants (DRI: 42.75, -4.98, -10.43%) took an axe to its 2012 financial projections and issued a gloomy forecast for the current quarter amid weakness at its Olive Garden restaurants and rising food costs.
Shareholders of the Orlando-based parent of Red Lobster, LongHorn Steakhouse and other restaurants punished it for the news, sending its stock slumping more than 9%.
Prices of eggs, cheese, tortillas, and green chile have not gone up a collective 25%. They may be edging up, true, but many cafes would suck up some of those increases. Satellite is passing a lot on to the consumer, which they can given their market power.
I have not seen similar price increases at the Frontier, by the way.
FS and Satellite's food is...lacking as has been mentioned by a few other folks here, and you already eat at Frontier, but let me guide you to the best breakfast burrito in the entire city. The Daily Grind. Head just a bit further west on Central and for just over $5, you get an amazing burrito! They also have the best scones ever and really terrific coffee. I loved their old sign that read, "Voted Best Breakfast in the City...by mom"---oh yeah, and everyone there is super nice.