sk bob JRPfeff
don't tell me the food in that picture came out like that.
it was arranged for the picture. When you're eating at a burger joint, from McD's to 5 Guys, YOU KNOW the presentation is NOT going to look like the picture.
took the picture at Smashburger and noted that it was not
"arranged". Further, my experiences there regarding presentation have been identical to the one illustrated.
I go to those places for the taste, not the presentation.
If I must
choose, I agree.
Clearly though, Smashburger
has chosen as one of their "product differentiations
" an attractive way to present
their food. Good for them! Now they earn more of my money than does Five Guys.
All I am saying is that everything else being equal
(including the quality of the food, of course) I will choose the business with the more appetizing presentation.
You are setting up the classic "strawman": the choice here is not
"crap" artfully arranged vs. good food slopped into a trough!
Throughout the history of free enterprise appealing product differentiations are a key to corporate success. Presently, the Apple Computer Corporation
is an excellent example of this.
if you go there for presentation, YOU ARE PRETTY DELERIOUS.
Presentation appeals to the eye. All
the senses, including sight, are involved in gustatory delight. Otherwise, we would be content with Maricopa County prison-style protein loaf served up in a trough!
(Once upon a time in Mao's China everyone was made to dress alike in unisex "Mao Jackets". Are the Chinese now "delerious" because they have now "gone for fashion" where the basic product - clothing to protect one from the elements - is now differentiated in eye-pleasing ways?).
I don't care how they market them,they're still BURGER JOINTS. NOT resteraunts.
To me at least serving food in a wire mesh basket lined with waxed paper is far more "burger jointy" than "restauranty".
Five Guy's "presentation" is pretty damn close to slopping the hogs. Worse yet, it yields
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