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Offline Pax Vobis

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Re: What is happening in the restaurant industry?
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2021, 06:22:14 AM »
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    but isn't that rent, or that mortgage payment, going to come due, sooner or later?
    Mortgages, yes.  Rent, no.  Most fast food workers rent.  
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    As someone already posted, landlords will be destroyed.  Middle class slowly being phased out.

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    Re: What is happening in the restaurant industry?
    « Reply #16 on: August 16, 2021, 06:26:50 AM »
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  • At one Chic-Fil-A near a Traditional Catholic parish- the manager is hiring kids from that parish with no interview required because they are  from that parish. Why? Because the parishioners who already work at that Chic-Fil-A have such a good work ethic that the manager knows he will be hiring a good employee.
    All my nephews and nieces who are at the age of working-are scoring summer jobs. One has received two raises and he has only worked 3-4 months! They are so desperate for workers!
    I told my son the other day, if it weren't for having to run errands on command for the family, and if I didn't have a massive job on my hands with my father's probate, his estate was more complicated than I realized "going into this", I'd have half a mind to go to work for a few weeks, in between our school terms, and snag some extra cash to augment pension and investment proceeds.  Perhaps it could be a George Plimpton experience, do something that's outside your wheelhouse, and then write about it.  (Or maybe like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie working at Sonic...)


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    Re: What is happening in the restaurant industry?
    « Reply #17 on: August 16, 2021, 06:32:57 AM »
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  • At one Chic-Fil-A near a Traditional Catholic parish- the manager is hiring kids from that parish with no interview required because they are  from that parish. Why? Because the parishioners who already work at that Chic-Fil-A have such a good work ethic that the manager knows he will be hiring a good employee.
    All my nephews and nieces who are at the age of working-are scoring summer jobs. One has received two raises and he has only worked 3-4 months! They are so desperate for workers!
    I have heard that you really have to jump through hoops to get a job at CFA, and that obtaining a CFA franchise is not for the faint of heart.  (But at least you get off Sundays.) 

    All of that "my pleasure" business would really get up my butt.  I guess that's my New Yorker streak.  (I have had many friends from NYC and I guess it's kind of rubbed off here and there.  You have to work really hard to offend me.  But then again, I have very low expectations of modern humans anyway, why should I expect otherwise?  A lot of things that offend other people, just fly over my head, more important things to worry about.  There are other virtues besides unctuous, unneeded hyper-courtesy.)

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    Re: What is happening in the restaurant industry?
    « Reply #18 on: August 16, 2021, 06:36:27 AM »
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  • Mortgages, yes.  Rent, no.  Most fast food workers rent.  
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    As someone already posted, landlords will be destroyed.  Middle class slowly being phased out.
    I'm still scratching my head, trying to figure out how being a landlord can be parasitical, at least for a small owner who makes their living like that.  My father had several rental properties over the years.  You can't be lazy and be a good landlord.  More work and aggravation than one realizes.  I wouldn't be up for it, I'll just say that much.  I saw too much growing up.

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    Re: What is happening in the restaurant industry?
    « Reply #19 on: August 16, 2021, 06:54:02 AM »
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  • At one Chic-Fil-A near a Traditional Catholic parish- the manager is hiring kids from that parish with no interview required because they are  from that parish. Why? Because the parishioners who already work at that Chic-Fil-A have such a good work ethic that the manager knows he will be hiring a good employee.
    All my nephews and nieces who are at the age of working-are scoring summer jobs. One has received two raises and he has only worked 3-4 months! They are so desperate for workers!
    After my husband was laid off and then began losing his eyesight, our kids had to go to work. Because they were being homeschooled, they were easily hired by Chick fil a and they were able to work plus continue homeschooling bc their school schedules were flexible. I am so glad that was their first job experience. 
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    Re: What is happening in the restaurant industry?
    « Reply #20 on: August 16, 2021, 06:58:49 AM »
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  • I know one traditional Catholic girl who graduated college and is pumping gas at Wawa making good money. 
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    Re: What is happening in the restaurant industry?
    « Reply #21 on: August 16, 2021, 07:17:24 AM »
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  • After my husband was laid off and then began losing his eyesight, our kids had to go to work. Because they were being homeschooled, they were easily hired by Chick fil a and they were able to work plus continue homeschooling bc their school schedules were flexible. I am so glad that was their first job experience.
    All the families with many children could essentially make bank by having all the kids who are of age- working part-time. What a great way to help support the family and learn about responsibility!
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    Re: What is happening in the restaurant industry?
    « Reply #22 on: August 16, 2021, 07:28:50 AM »
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  • I know one traditional Catholic girl who graduated college and is pumping gas at Wawa making good money.
    She must be in New Jersey. 

    In every place else but New Jersey and (much of) Oregon, people pump their own gas.

    Heard good things about Wawa's sandwiches.  The "grilled cheese" at QuikTrip here in the South consists of two big slices of dry bread, a little butter, a tiny piece of cheese, and a few crumbles of bacon.  Basically a bread sandwich with cheese and bacon as an afterthought.  Don't bother.  Waste of time and money.

    Circle K's sandwiches and pizza are actually not bad at all, for what they are.


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    Re: What is happening in the restaurant industry?
    « Reply #23 on: August 16, 2021, 07:32:19 AM »
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  • All the families with many children could essentially make bank by having all the kids who are of age- working part-time. What a great way to help support the family and learn about responsibility!
    My son wants to work fast food --- he's mentioned McDonald's --- once he turns 16.  I encourage that.  He needs to have to deal with a few "Karens", to learn how rotten some people can be.  He's grown up in kind of a bubble, more by accident than by design.

    Or maybe he's enticed by the prospect of free meals.  He'd never admit it.

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    Re: What is happening in the restaurant industry?
    « Reply #24 on: August 16, 2021, 06:55:09 PM »
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  • She must be in New Jersey.  

    In every place else but New Jersey and (much of) Oregon, people pump their own gas.

    Heard good things about Wawa's sandwiches.  The "grilled cheese" at QuikTrip here in the South consists of two big slices of dry bread, a little butter, a tiny piece of cheese, and a few crumbles of bacon.  Basically a bread sandwich with cheese and bacon as an afterthought.  Don't bother.  Waste of time and money.

    Circle K's sandwiches and pizza are actually not bad at all, for what they are.
    Yes. Jersey.
    Down south, it is difficult to get a salad.  It like croutons cheese and a little lettuce. Lol.
    They don’t eat much green veggies either.  We like Cracker Barrel 
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    Re: What is happening in the restaurant industry?
    « Reply #25 on: August 16, 2021, 07:27:37 PM »
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  • Yes. Jersey.
    Down south, it is difficult to get a salad.  It like croutons cheese and a little lettuce. Lol.
    They don’t eat much green veggies either.  We like Cracker Barrel
    You must have gone to the wrong restaurants down here.  It's as easy to get a salad here, as anywhere else.  What makes a "good" salad for you?

    And as for green vegetables, there are the various forms of greens, mustard, collard, turnip, and so on, really very good, at their best when bacon is added.  In Kentucky (which is at best pseudo-Southern, unless you get way down in the state south of Paducah and Bowling Green perhaps), a meal without green beans is barely even considered a meal.  (Strangely enough, this holds true to a very large extent in France as well, they serve haricots verts with everything.)  And then there's okra, which is kind of an acquired taste, I like it, but it doesn't like me, or rather, it doesn't like my kiszkas.  Southern fruit pies are legendary, FWIW, I'm baking a cherry pie, largely from scratch, right this very moment.  And Louisiana, the one Southern state I haven't visited, triste à dire, is a culinary world unto itself.

    Cracker Barrel's breakfast casserole is one of the seven wonders of the world.


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    Re: What is happening in the restaurant industry?
    « Reply #26 on: August 17, 2021, 07:11:41 AM »
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  • Tennessee in the Gatlinburg area it can be difficult to get a good basic salad without tons of cheese and bacon bits.  I need onions in my salad too. Okra is good.  In Virginia, Pink Cadillac diner has a really good salad with steak strips. Yum.

    You have to be careful on Friday’s because they put bacon bits in salad at Cracker Barrel   Lol.

    I would like to visit Louisiana. 






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    Re: What is happening in the restaurant industry?
    « Reply #27 on: August 19, 2021, 04:04:13 PM »
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  • Be very watchful of your young people. Not to scare  you but beware.  Our home schooled daughter, age 18, in 1994 went to work at a Mcdonalds.  The employer told us that she was the only teen that didn't smoke and we were proud.  

    Come to find out later, the smoking teens were smoking to hold them off til they could get to the drugs.  Sorry to say our daughter went their way. At age 20, had a child out of wed lock. At age 36 died of over dose to wine and ibroprophen (sp).  Very very sad.She was going to school to be a nurse.  very sad, we prayed so hard, many tears and still pray with hope.

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    Re: What is happening in the restaurant industry?
    « Reply #28 on: August 19, 2021, 04:14:58 PM »
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  • Be very watchful of your young people. Not to scare  you but beware.  Our home schooled daughter, age 18, in 1994 went to work at a Mcdonalds.  The employer told us that she was the only teen that didn't smoke and we were proud.  

    Come to find out later, the smoking teens were smoking to hold them off til they could get to the drugs.  Sorry to say our daughter went their way. At age 20, had a child out of wed lock. At age 36 died of over dose to wine and ibroprophen (sp).  Very very sad.She was going to school to be a nurse.  very sad, we prayed so hard, many tears and still pray with hope.

    I am very sorry for your loss.
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    Re: What is happening in the restaurant industry?
    « Reply #29 on: August 20, 2021, 06:07:04 AM »
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  • Tennessee in the Gatlinburg area it can be difficult to get a good basic salad without tons of cheese and bacon bits.  I need onions in my salad too. Okra is good.  In Virginia, Pink Cadillac diner has a really good salad with steak strips. Yum.

    You have to be careful on Friday’s because they put bacon bits in salad at Cracker Barrel   Lol.

    I would like to visit Louisiana.
    Well, that much probably goes without saying, Southern Appalachia is known for its hearty, simple food.  Pinto beans and cornbread are the national dish.  I wouldn't expect to get a wimpy salad in Gatlinburg (massive tourist trap).  Bob Evans, roots in far southern Appalachian Ohio, is the gold standard for biscuits and gravy, but many of them have closed down.  They started out as a country breakfast-intensive restaurant, then started expanding their menu, to the point that they don't seem to know what they really are anymore.  Shoney's, with West Virginia origins, made the same mistake, they're a shadow of what they used to be, their spaghetti with meat sauce and garlic bread was awesome, but now they commit the apostasy of baking it in a dish.  Took something perfect and royally butchered it.  (Kind of like trying to replace the TLM with the Novus Ordo.)  But their Slim Jim sandwich (thick sliced ham with cheese and special sauce) is as good as it ever was.

    There is no concept of Friday abstinence in the South outside of Louisiana, not even during Lent.  There just aren't enough Catholics.  They have no idea what you're talking about.   In a religious culture where "Jesus paid it all", penance is an unknown concept, as is "growth in holiness" --- once you "get saved", that's considered an irrevocable decision that makes all things right, from that point forward, until the day you die.  Some might admit biblically-derived fasting, but it's very uncommon.