Wendy’s to introduce Surge pricing to their menu

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  1. BP

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    They can fuck all the way off with that shit.

     
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  4. ashy larry

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    Wendy’s introducing Surge…
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    …pricing to their menu
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  5. ButchCassidy

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    Someone asked why don’t they try surge wages. A much better idea.

    (we know why they would never)
     
  6. Sir Phobos

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    yea, he definitely spoke too soon on that call. they weren't going to do it until next year iirc, that's way too much time to foment a hatred of the company.

    they'll sit on it for a few years, let someone else do it first, then slip in behind them when people are done yelling about it.
     
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    If there's one thing we don't allow in America, it's messing with someone's dog food grade lunch
     
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  10. TC

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  11. Goose

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    I don’t care enough to read any articles about this…but was it proposed as a menu wide surge? Or for example if I came in and ordered 100 chicken nugget meals would that cause nuggets to go up and burgers to go down in price?
     
  12. TC

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  13. dblplay1212

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    He didn't go in depth.

    “Beginning as early as 2025, we will begin testing more enhanced features like dynamic pricing and daypart offerings, along with AI-enabled menu changes and suggestive selling,” he said. “As we continue to show the benefit of this technology in our company-operated restaurants, franchisee interest in digital menu boards should increase, further supporting sales and profit growth across the system.”
     
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  14. Goose

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    We have a bar here that operates like the latter. They survived Covid. Stole this pic from google images:
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  15. TC

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    Can't wait to see the suggestive selling. "You seem a little fat sir. Might I recommend Biggie size?"
     
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  17. dblplay1212

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    There's a place for dynamic pricing. Like if you ordered too much milk and it's about to expire bc nobody has been buying milkshakes bc it's been unseasonably cool, sure slash the price on milkshakes to try to sell them before you have to dump the milk. But raising prices from 12pm-1pm and 6pm-7pm bc you're busy is a big hell na. Maybe lowering prices from 2-4 would bring in more business but I doubt that's how they'd do it.
     
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  18. The Banks

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    Suggestive selling gonna be like here these fries have been under the lamp for two hours, you should buy them?
     
  19. hood b. goode

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    im imagining popeyes implementing surge pricing after you bought 50 spicy sandwiches for your office and laughing
     
  20. Baseballman86

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    Seems like this sort of thing should be illegal, but lol of course it isn't.
     
  21. dblplay1212

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    I'd have died that day.
     
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  22. ohhaithur

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    They're not going to have surge pricing! They're going to have higher prices and lower prices at lower demand. It's different!
     
  23. bro

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    this is a masterclass in business gibberish
     
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    I only buy my fast food at a live auction
     
  25. I don't get fast food as much as I used to but I felt Wendy's was the best of the big five national chains though I am not sure if all five are national (Wendy's, Burger King, McDonalds, Jack n the Box, Carls Jr/Hardees) and now I'd put Wendy's squarely at the bottom and I am not super high on some of the other franchises, they really fucked themselves into oblivion
     
  26. TC

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    What do they think people are gonna do when they see a long drive through line? Surge their ass across the street.
     
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  27. Tobias

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    they havent been the same since they changed their objectively top tier fries like in 2012 or so. then they changed those already mediocre fries to an even worse fry a couple years ago for some reason and they are inedible.
     
  28. The fries change was legit insane, they were great and then they ... did what they did? I just stop if I see no one in line and get 10 spicy chicken nuggets. I think the burgers fell off too
     
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  29. yaywaffles

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    rolling through the drive thru to prepare for my nightly session of scalping shitty fast food during "surge hours"

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  30. Goose

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    And got rid of the yellow napkins
     
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  31. The Banks

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    Jack in the Box is weird, they are in just 22 states but no specific region.

    https://locations.jackinthebox.com/us
     
  32. BudKilmer

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  33. i also feel their quality is wildly different between franchises, i never thought it was elite but ive had some pretty good jack meals and awful ones
     
  34. Lyrtch

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  35. dump

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    CFA i feel like is the only fast food franchise that isnt wildly different depending on franchisee

    but they are religious bigots who refuse to be open 7 days a week so fuck em
     
  36. Shawn Hunter

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    Nah fuck that, buy at off peak hours then sell on the “black market” when Wendy’s is charging peak hours
     
  37. aisle seven

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    Isn’t this just called a sale price?
     
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  38. in n out is very consistent but is not nation wide maybe there is a connection between fast food franchising and militant christianity
     
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  39. bro

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    are the fries awful in Cali, too?
     
  40. Handcuffed

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    everyone associates surge pricing with price increases and shitty ubers

    should've called it happy hour pricing
     
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  41. i am not even the biggest in n out defender on the planet it seems to be something the rest of the country has thrust upon cali ppl 'oh you love in n out don't you' but i dont mind the fries and i know this will cue 'oh the cali guy loves in n out' call, i dunno why i did this to myself
     
  42. bwi2

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    I like In n Out fries (but I am also from California)
     
  43. i would not claim they are the best fries out there but i dont hate them they are just different :idk:
     
  44. bro

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    I don't have the opinion that their fries are bad. just that they are consistently served to me in a lukewarm and floppy manner.
     
  45. Daniel Ocean

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    I think I saw you say this in another thread. A lot of restaurants survived Covid and didn’t do that.
     
  46. Funshot Residue

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    TWSS
     
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  47. Killy Me Please

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    Im not sure what everyone is upset about. During surge periods they're going to pay their employees more right?

    Right?
     
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    Every restaurant here closed and opened with the same name
     
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  49. Daniel Ocean

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    unless every other restaurant in his area didn’t survive Covid it’s weird to bring up
     
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  50. jokewood

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    In-N-Out fries are the worst fast food fries I've ever had. I've given them several chances, all at different locations. Consistent amount of suck.
     
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