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Old December 18 2012, 08:57 PM   #16
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Re: Funny little misunderstanding.

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Old December 18 2012, 09:08 PM   #17
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Calling ahead to reserve fastfood = doing it wrong.
Not necessarily. I remember, some years ago, being admonished by the manager at a Captain D's because I ordered 4 fish dinners in the drive-thru, and he said that I should call ahead for orders that large.
4 dinners is considered a 'large' order?
Captain D's has apparently instituted a One Child policy.
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Old December 18 2012, 09:59 PM   #18
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An old college friend from my undergrad days once told me a story about when he went to a Pizza Hut with his mother. They both left thinking the other paid.
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Old December 18 2012, 10:36 PM   #19
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Had a similar (but opposite) incident waaaaaaay back in high school. We were hosting a debate tournament one Saturday, and one of the teachers called ahead to McDonald's to order around 200 hamburgers and cheesburgers for us to re-sell to the students. Apparently the manager there didn't think it was a real order. At least until I walked in the door with the money and wondering where our order was!
LOL! I delivered pizzas back in the late 80s, and one night I came back from a run and the manager gave me $50 and told me to go to the store and get hamburger. "oh, and have a couple of burgers if you want" he said. Over on the counter were five big bags from the Hamburger Stand. Apparently he told another driver to pick up $50 worth of hamburger, and the went and bought hamburgers... Sometimes I really miss college.
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Old December 21 2012, 05:33 PM   #20
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She called the manager ahead of time (because it seems like they are always out of chicken when we have KFC).
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I remember, some years ago, being admonished by the manager at a Captain D's because I ordered 4 fish dinners in the drive-thru, and he said that I should call ahead for orders that large.
In light of these examples, I have apparently been way too critical of my own local fast food places.
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Old December 22 2012, 10:00 PM   #21
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Re: Funny little misunderstanding.

Not so much a misunderstanding as an appliance failure on one of the most important days of the year, but since it involves a large order, it's somewhat relevant.

One Christmas, we had friends and family over for Christmas dinner and my Mom was all set for cooking the turkey, but our stove apparently had other ideas. The turkey had sat in there for a couple of hours before the realization set in that the stove had quit. That year, we had to order from Swiss Chalet (a Canadian restauraunt chain) and it was quite a memorable year.
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Old December 22 2012, 10:33 PM   #22
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Re: Funny little misunderstanding.

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It may be inconvenient to take orders for items that aren't ready to serve. Fried chicken or fish takes just as much time to cook in the restaurant than at home (not counting prep time, which at home may be longer)
It's especially inconvenient in the drive-thru since there may be other customers in line waiting for their order.
I don't know about US KFC's by my local one has a big storage area behind the counter for ready pieces of chicken and other stuff so they just have to pick them out and arrange the meal. Burgers and such need a bit more time but rarely more than 2-3 minutes.

4 dinners at once is maybe a bit too much for drive thru.. just get your lazy ass inside and don't plug the line while they gather everything up.
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Old December 22 2012, 10:39 PM   #23
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Re: Funny little misunderstanding.

I find this story to be neither funny nor a misunderstanding.
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Old December 22 2012, 10:45 PM   #24
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Re: Funny little misunderstanding.

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It may be inconvenient to take orders for items that aren't ready to serve. Fried chicken or fish takes just as much time to cook in the restaurant than at home (not counting prep time, which at home may be longer)
It's especially inconvenient in the drive-thru since there may be other customers in line waiting for their order.
I don't know about US KFC's by my local one has a big storage area behind the counter for ready pieces of chicken and other stuff so they just have to pick them out and arrange the meal. Burgers and such need a bit more time but rarely more than 2-3 minutes.

4 dinners at once is maybe a bit too much for drive thru.. just get your lazy ass inside and don't plug the line while they gather everything up.
I'm not a lazy ass, and it had never been a problem before. Either way, you don't, as a Manager, call out a customer who did nothing more than place an order. It takes them about 3-5 minutes per order. My order was no different. Far be it from me to expect a fish restaurant to have fish readily available.
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Old December 23 2012, 04:03 AM   #25
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I've never been in an restaurant or any sort that would consider "4" to be a large order.
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