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Geronimo
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08 13 9:02 am    Post subject: $16.38...really???? Reply with quote

Have I been out of the food business that long that I haven't noticed the pricing structure change? Shocked

The wife and I went out to dinner this evening to a place we have been wanting to try. It is right on the lake (even has it's own swimming pool!!) and we had noticed that it was always fairly busy on Fri-Sat nights.

Any way, check out this menu and the pricing and maybe some could explain why anyone would price things like this...

http://www.papasonthelake.com/menu.html
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08 13 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never seen anything like that before.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08 13 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strange but if you add 8.25% sales tax the items come out to numbers like 8.50 or 9.25, etc.

My guess would be they started off priced with tax included like in a vending situation, then just stuck with it?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08 13 3:53 pm    Post subject: That's great Reply with quote

That's great!

This way, your bill will come to an even $56, not to $53.24.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09 13 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makes sense to me,

I know my POS can do tax rounding calculations like that to cut down on rolled coin usage.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09 13 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harry Nutczak wrote:
Makes sense to me,

I know my POS can do tax rounding calculations like that to cut down on rolled coin usage.


I have no doubt that a POS can do that but in a restaurant situation where (more than likely) 90% of the transactions are by plastic (credit/debit) cards.. Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10 13 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not related, but some of those prices seem pretty low (wings) while others (chili cheese fries) seem kinda high to me.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12 13 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geronimo wrote:
Harry Nutczak wrote:
Makes sense to me,

I know my POS can do tax rounding calculations like that to cut down on rolled coin usage.


I have no doubt that a POS can do that but in a restaurant situation where (more than likely) 90% of the transactions are by plastic (credit/debit) cards.. Shocked


We are about 50/50 on CC & Cash.

Some of our combo plates have oddly priced components, but when they are assembled into the combination during the order entry process, they come up to a more common numeric value.
My POS software has a feature named "Fresh List" that I use to count down limited supply items, so the odd pricing is required to keep a correct item count listed so the cashiers do not over/under sell a product such as tips, ribs , or specials.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18 13 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe they calculated cost per item and added a set mark-up percentage?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18 13 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Midnight Smoker BBQ wrote:
Maybe they calculated cost per item and added a set mark-up percentage?


That would be my guess also but 99.99% of places mark their product up (or in rare cases, down) to the nearest dollar...or half dollar.

Like his price is $16.38..most would go ahead and mark it up to $16.50 or even up to $16.99. Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28 13 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe the owner has a weird numbers thing....odd, but the big question....how was the food?....cj
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28 13 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cjschuckwagon wrote:
Maybe the owner has a weird numbers thing....odd, but the big question....how was the food?....cj


We wound up NOT eating there...we thought it was a better restaurant (seafood) but was nothing more than a tavern with standard fried tavern food...In Texas they call them "Honky Tonks" Shocked Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18 13 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah that place is nothing but a beer joint with food.
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