Speaking of Lettice...

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2014/04/13 11:53:30 (permalink)

Speaking of Lettice...

Do you think Restaurants should uniformly be made to put the size of the Burger, on the Menu...I do! I serve a hand pattied 1/2 lb. 81-19 Angus grind. It comes with whatever you want from the Garden, Cheeseburgers are more than Burgers, duh, but I hate puny Burgers, 5 1/3 oz. don't get it! Your thoughts?
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    lleechef
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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/13 12:04:28 (permalink)
    I always stated on my menus that it was a 10 oz. Black Angus burger.  Whoever said size is not important is crazy. 
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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/13 12:05:34 (permalink)
    I'm trying to remember when anywhere other than fast food didn't have the weight of the burger on their menu. Around here, while I can't say everyone does because I haven't eaten everywhere, I will say the majority do. Especially downtown where you're paying a minimum of $6.99 for a burger (basic toppings, no sides unless it's potato chips), they want you to know how much you're getting.
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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/13 12:49:12 (permalink)
    lleechef

    I always stated on my menus that it was a 10 oz. Black Angus burger.  Whoever said size is not important is crazy. 

    Wow! Yours is bigger than mine!

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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/13 14:16:25 (permalink)
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    I always stated on my menus that it was a 10 oz. Black Angus burger.  Whoever said size is not important is crazy. 

    Wow! Yours is bigger than mine!

    The burger too!
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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/13 14:35:38 (permalink)
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    I always stated on my menus that it was a 10 oz. Black Angus burger.  Whoever said size is not important is crazy. 

    Wow! Yours is bigger than mine!

    The burger too!

    Ha!  So there, Tom! 
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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/13 17:04:44 (permalink)
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    I always stated on my menus that it was a 10 oz. Black Angus burger.  Whoever said size is not important is crazy. 

    Wow! Yours is bigger than mine!

    The burger too!

    Ha!  So there, Tom! 

    A tenner got most guys beat!

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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/13 17:42:23 (permalink)
    Not by law, but due to public demand, yes.  It would be helpful.  I always want to know the precooked weight of the burger.
    post edited by MellowRoast - 2014/04/14 03:51:44
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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/13 17:47:24 (permalink)

    The Thurman Café states on their menu that it's a 12 oz. burger.
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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/13 17:49:07 (permalink)
    Knowing the weight of your meat benefits everyone.
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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/13 20:15:15 (permalink)
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    lleechef

    I always stated on my menus that it was a 10 oz. Black Angus burger.  Whoever said size is not important is crazy. 

    Wow! Yours is bigger than mine!

     
    Boy, if I had a nickle for every time you said that!
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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/13 20:41:58 (permalink)
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    Do you think Restaurants should uniformly be made to put the size of the Burger, on the Menu...I do! I serve a hand pattied 1/2 lb. 81-19 Angus grind. It comes with whatever you want from the Garden, Cheeseburgers are more than Burgers, duh, but I hate puny Burgers, 5 1/3 oz. don't get it! Your thoughts?

    Restaurants should have the option.
    SMART restaurant marketers will figure out that they should do it if they sell something other than a mundane product.
    If they don't, it works to your advantage.
    See my comments under the "Extra for Lettuce" thread.
    If you serve a burger that you're really proud of, you need to craft the most appetizing message you can on YOUR menu to create the PERCEPTION that the customer is going to have an orgasmic experience if they order one.
    Hopefully, you've priced it so that you're making a good margin on it.
    If you create an exciting message describing the burger you might even be able to get a little more money for it.
    THAT will set you apart from your competitors.
    Give it a name and an identity, a personality.
    If the message is outstanding it will stick in the customers head prompting return visits.
    Cause people to travel many miles for a "Chewy Burger"!!  
    (Incidentally, it's spelled Lettuce)
    post edited by Foodbme - 2014/04/13 20:43:32
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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/14 03:56:31 (permalink)
    That Thurman burger looks sensational except for what appears to be anemic lettuce.  Does anyone else experience problems in getting fresh, crisp lettuce in restaurants?
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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/14 09:28:57 (permalink)
    Based on my experiences it seems that if a restaurant serves a larger burger the weight is likely to be listed, but if it's under 4 oz. (1/4 pound) the weight's often left off the menu.
     
    A 4-oz. burger's a nice size but when McDonald's started marketing it as the Quarter Pounder it became larger in the minds of a lot of people!
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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/14 13:44:17 (permalink)
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    lleechef

    I always stated on my menus that it was a 10 oz. Black Angus burger.  Whoever said size is not important is crazy. 

    Wow! Yours is bigger than mine!


    Boy, if I had a nickle for every time you said that!

    You'd have maybe, Ten Cents!

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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/14 14:03:33 (permalink)
    Restaurants should not  "be made to put the size of the Burger, on the Menu".  Less government is my policy.
     
    Smart restaurants will do this, and if not, smart customers will ask.
     
    That Thurman Cafe burger looks fantastic!!
     
     
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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/14 19:57:43 (permalink)
    MellowRoast

    That Thurman burger looks sensational except for what appears to be anemic lettuce.  Does anyone else experience problems in getting fresh, crisp lettuce in restaurants?

    Yeah, the lettuce was lame.  I have had fresh crispy leaf lettuce at other places.
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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/14 20:01:12 (permalink)

    This green chile cheeseburger had a nice fresh piece of Boston lettuce.......that's cuz I made it.
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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/14 20:28:58 (permalink)
    Put that tomato and lettuce on the side and I would be a "happy camper".
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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/14 22:01:29 (permalink)
    Greymo

    Put that tomato and lettuce on the side and I would be a "happy camper".

    MH too.  That was a pic of my burger, not his!
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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/15 12:51:42 (permalink)
    Stunning burger, beautiful produce.  At the risk of sounding like KC & The Sunshine Band, that's the way I like it.
    post edited by MellowRoast - 2014/04/15 12:54:01
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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/16 09:37:54 (permalink)

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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/16 10:38:22 (permalink)
    I will not order a burger unless I know how big it is. I am amazed at, when the menu doesn't say and I ask the waiter, the attitude usually seems to be, "Wow! In the history of this restaurant, nobody has ever asked this question!"
     
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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/16 11:13:29 (permalink)
    bartl

    I will not order a burger unless I know how big it is. I am amazed at, when the menu doesn't say and I ask the waiter, the attitude usually seems to be, "Wow! In the history of this restaurant, nobody has ever asked this question!"

    Bart
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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/16 11:34:06 (permalink)

    EdSails getting ready to dig into his 1/2 lb. mushroom Swiss burger at the Gahanna Grill.
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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/16 12:02:10 (permalink)
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    Uh, WOW! I'll take all 3!

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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/16 12:17:23 (permalink)
    If there ain't no muskeroonies in them there burger things I'll take one of each, too.
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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/16 12:34:06 (permalink)
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    EdSails getting ready to dig into his 1/2 lb. mushroom Swiss burger at the Gahanna Grill.

    Yep, you'll see the rabbit mix on the side of my plate too. However, I do enjoy eating it as a side salad. 
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    Re:Speaking of Lettice... 2014/04/16 12:34:57 (permalink)
    lleechef


    EdSails getting ready to dig into his 1/2 lb. mushroom Swiss burger at the Gahanna Grill.

    Very friendly looking guy! Burger has my name on it!

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