4.17.2009

Pressing Question From Email Bag

Dear Mr. Green - Purveyor of Trust and Justice:* Have all McDonalds always charged a 50 cent dine in TAX on their orders? First time I noticed it yesterday when I stopped in Decatur for a quick snack.I guess they get your money one way or the other. Considering I haven't been inside a McDonald's in 15 years, I have no idea. But the masses must know the answer. ___________ * Ok, that part was made up Wow, a receipt was sent to me:

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is some guy on YouTube who made a video fussing about the McDonalds here in Decatur (yes....Decatur, Texas). I think he lives in Decatur. Maybe he will make a YouTube video about this.

Anonymous said...

never heard of such, but if it is true, it will sure be a good reason to not eat at mcdonalds

Anonymous said...

They should pay the customer $50 just for eating their crap.

But I have made money by buying their stock - even when the market tanked late last year - on their ability to make fat people even fatter.

Anonymous said...

They charge a tax for drive up window also.

Anonymous said...

Somehow,Obama is involved in this.

Anonymous said...

Isn't a "tax" something collected by the vendor and distributed to the government? And if so, if McDonalds charges that, then why doesn't Whataburger, Taco Bell, etc.? This smells more like greed than tax, because the true tax they collect is the 8.45% the slap on the end of your purchase.

Anonymous said...

Never eat in a McDonalds, good way to get very sick. They do not sanitize their serving trays. The low cost illegal labor wipes the trays with a damp rag. Look around you at the people in there the next time you dine in. Their hands and body fluids are all over their trays that will only be wiped with a damp cloth. Who will get the tray next? Don't give me crap about bleach in the water that they put the wiping towels in.

Anonymous said...

Its just your normal tax. They just code if you are eating out or drive through get coded there.

Anonymous said...

I've never had anyone force me to eat at McDonald's. Is that happening there in Wise County? Is McDonald's working secretly with local law enforcement to round people up and shove fatty foods down the throats of innocent victims?

Anonymous said...

You folks are a bunch of idiots, with the exception of 11:39. I am guessing the price of the meal the ordered was $6.60 assuming a 7.5% sales tax. Anything you can get at MickyD's for $6.60 doesn't qualify as a quick snack!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with 11:54 and 12:12. If you don't like it, don't eat there and you won't have to worry about a few cents either way. Some people get worked up about the dumbest things.

Anonymous said...

It just boggles me that so many on this blog want to pontificate on that which they know nothing.

If anyone (Barry included) wanted to actually get an answer to this, a simple phone call to McDonalds would be in order. Go to the source? Naaw! It's just easier to just contribute some more blather.

Anonymous said...

The fact that Mcdonalds exists at all is testament to the completely incurable stupidity that has infected a once great country.

Anonymous said...

12:53 ...and laziness...

Anonymous said...

My bad!!!

The fact that Mcdonalds exists at all is testament to the completely incurable stupidity AND LAZINESS that has infected a once great country

R and R said...

I know someone who calculated the cost of Mickey D Kid’s Meals in order estimate the cost of feeding her children for a child support/divorce settlement.

Anonymous said...

Dear person who thinks McDonald's charges a sit down tax on your order, you are incorrect on two fronts. One, there's no such tax. And two, McDonald's does NOT have to "get your money one way or the other". Some people have figured out the secret to preventing McDonald's from getting their money. I'm not making this up. It's true. I'll let you take it from there. Good luck, hope you find the secret.

Xanthippas said...

So Dominos wants to charge me to bring me my food, and McDonalds wants to charge me to stay and eat it there?

mzchief said...

To R & R...That is hysterically funny and equally tragic. Perhaps, not as tragic since I am still laughing.

Phillip J Hubbell said...

So it the government take it it is merely a tax if McDonald does it ...its greed.

This wealth envy crap in this country has got to stop. I hope all corporations make tons of profits and all their executives get richer than Kronos and I will figure out what they all want to buy and do the same ....it is the American way...this idea that it is any of the parasite class in government's business what people make is anti-American and the people pushing it should have the crap beat out of them.

Anonymous said...

the sales tax for all of decatur is 8.25%. any more would be illegal.

Ettas g-son

mzchief said...

To Phillip J. Hubbell...Well said.
BRAVO!I am going to sit back down now because I am feeling a wee bit silly for standing and applauding your comment.

Anonymous said...

12:12 was mostly correct and 11:39 had the answer without the math.

Order total $6.07
8.25% sales tax ** .50
Order Total $6.57

** Same as every other business in Decatur

The reason it is coded “Eat In Tax” is because some areas of this great country have a different sales tax for Eat In or To Go orders. In Decatur the tax is the same just how it is labeled is different. We did this on purpose to test the intelligence of our customers.

Sincerely
Ronald McDonald

PS: If you stop by this weekend and mention this post you will receive a FREE Big Mac.

* Limit one per customer. Not good during Breakfast hours. Not good in conjunction with any other offers.

Anonymous said...

It appears there were a couple of folks that had a case of jet ass around 3:00 yesterday afternoon.

Anonymous said...

thats the sales tax

Anonymous said...

McDonald's fries are tasty.

Anonymous said...

Hubbell & MzChief I agree with lets exploit the workers.

Go ahead and use children, illegal immigrants, woman who are divorced and trying to raise their children. And lets not forget the mentally handicapped, minorities and teenagers saving for their first car.

Lets take advantage of Americans. Yes Yes the CEO needs to make 300% more than the hourly worker !

Anonymous said...

Ronald McDonald is correct. Because it was labeled "eat in tax" and totalled to exactly 50 cents made it look like an eat in surcharge. However, notice that there is no sales tax listed. So, that eat in tax must be the sales tax. Since Mr. McDonald did the calculations for us, we can see that it is the sales tax.

Anonymous said...

Hey Ronald,

I went to get my Free Big Mac and they wouldn't give it to me. That’s OK, I just spilt my coffee on myself and now I’m going to sue you for 10 million dollars.

Sincerely,
The Texas Hammer

Anonymous said...

I have not eaten at the Decatur McDonalds in years. In fact, due to their poor service, I don't visit ANY McDonalds anywhere. I'm assuming if their headquarters has no concern for the poor quality of service here in Decatur, they have no concern for poor quality of service anywhere else. (And Decatur's lacking has been reported.) Chicken Express is also about to lose another customer if I get home one more time without my complete order. They can sure BILL the complete order but they cannot fill it. Ineptness.

chupacabra said...

This country has lost it's ever lovin' mind.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Hubbell,


Are u kidding me???

Jarhead said...

It seems like this entire post was a giant waste of time. I thought I'd contribute my $.50...er... $.02 to the massive argument about what turned out to be regular old sales tax.

I'll bet some of you geniuses would [and often do] argue with brick walls.

Anonymous said...

"I'll bet some of you geniuses would [and often do] argue with brick walls."

Speaking for yourself there are ya, Jarhead? Certainly seem to be!

Anonymous said...

Couldn't help but notice that the person who sent in the reciept paid with almost exact change. I'll bet this person is overly anal on just about everything. Perhaps the tax is to cover the refills on the softdrink that I'll just bet happens on every trip, the extra napkins that make it to the trash unused etc. Someone has to pay for your waste, why not you!The "it's not costing me anything" attitude that most people seem to have costs us all in the end. Or so it seems.

Anonymous said...

They could save millions if they wouldn't use a whole bottle of mayo or ketchup on a single hamburger. Gets all over your shirt when you're trying to drive down the road eating...

Also, why not give each person a couple of packets of ketchup with your fries instead of making you ask for ketchup, and handing you 10 packets when you ask for some. You gotta wonder if they ever there themselves. Nobody needs a handful of ketchup packets for an order of fries. Ugh!

James said...

O my god people are you retarded or just republicans do you see any other tax being charged no its showing that its eat in and then .50 of taxes and no you don't get drive up tax either its the same thing jesus christ i mean really all you have to do is look for the normal taxes and see that they are nowhere else so i guess for the dipshits that dont get it they should either put a comma which would make it look like this "EAT IN, TAX" or a space yes they should separate the 2 maybe for 1/4 second i though what the hell but saw before i got the whole thought completed that it was the normal taxes.