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Poverty Pete

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RE: Sonic Protocol Fri, 08/18/06 9:12 PM (permalink)
You were a Triton?
 
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    felix4067

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    RE: Sonic Protocol Fri, 08/18/06 9:22 PM (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by enginecapt

    We hit a Sonic somewhere off of the 99 on our way to Fresno last month. We couldn't find any place to put the trash either. Quite possibly the worst FF burger I've ever been served, and that includes the steamed ones with the painted on grill lines I used to get back at San Clemente High School in the late 60s. Not an auspicious introduction to the world of Sonic food. I'll not be making that mistake again.

    Sonic's burgers, if they were ever good, are now probably the worst food you can eat, including actual roadkill.

    However, their Toasters sandwiches are pretty darn tasty. Although I normally only go there for milkshakes/malts. Not that I get there often (still none in Michigan), but I do make a point of it when I travel at least once.
     
    #32
      John A

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      RE: Sonic Protocol Sat, 08/19/06 5:48 PM (permalink)
      In another RF Sonic thread I related my first experience about sitting there and watching the skaters going by me and not stopping to take my order. I finally left, not knowing you have to push a button. In any event, I have since tried a burger, not going to do that again. Cherry Limeades are good though.

      John
       
      #33
        MikeS.

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        RE: Sonic Protocol Sun, 08/20/06 1:44 AM (permalink)
        My last Sonic was back in March on the way home from WDW. The car hop had been working there for a few months according to her. She had no idea that her tray was made to hang from the window. That blew my mind. Oh well she learned something new that night.

        MikeS.
         
        #34
          HollyDolly

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          RE: Sonic Protocol Mon, 08/21/06 11:18 AM (permalink)
          We have two Sonics here in town.The first one on FM78,next to the car wash and Church's Chicken.
          The other one is up on FM3009 and IH-35 to Austin.It's next do to Taco Cabana and Schlotsky's Sandwiches,plus the new Chili's here in Schertz. I have had pretty good luck at the ones here in town.And I do tip the car hop like a buck.I don't know what they get paid,but it's been like 102 degrees here,and they are constantly in the heat,or rain if we ever get any,so I don't mind.
          Haven't had any of their desserts,but I do enjoy the drinks like the cherry limade.

          Enginecapt,it's like a lot of chains.Some are really good or great,and the same place in another part of the country sucks.If one place in a chain sucks,I may try the same outfit just in a different location here in town,if both stink,then I don't bother with them ever again.
           
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            aprils0909

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            RE: Sonic Protocol Sat, 05/5/07 9:13 PM (permalink)
            If they skate, I tip. Some do, some don't. If they walk up, I'll round up to the nearest dollar.
             
            #36
              celvan

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              Re:Sonic Protocol Tue, 12/17/13 7:39 PM (permalink)
              I don't like Sonic's new cheesebites.  They're not sweet, even with the strawberry dipping sauce.  They SHOULD have made strawberry cheesecake bites with the strawberry already infused in them.  One thing I do like is that you can mix their sodas with all kinds of flavors.  I absolutely LOVE Dr. Pepper mixed with chocolate!
               
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                joerogo

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                Re:Sonic Protocol Tue, 12/17/13 9:18 PM (permalink)
                I like these old Tony Bad Threads.
                 
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                  JayL

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                  RE: Sonic Protocol Tue, 12/17/13 11:54 PM (permalink)
                  Poverty Pete


                  I don't go often, but I always tip the server. At best, she's probably making seven bucks an hour. In some states, it's likely to be 2.50 or so.

                   
                  Employees must earn minimum wage...no matter what.
                   
                  Yes...I know this thread is nearly 8 years old. 
                  <message edited by JayL on Tue, 12/17/13 11:56 PM>
                   
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                    felix4067

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                    RE: Sonic Protocol Wed, 12/18/13 12:46 AM (permalink)
                    JayL


                    Employees must earn minimum wage...no matter what.

                    Yes...I know this thread is nearly 8 years old. 

                    Tipped employees do not earn anywhere near minimum wage. There is no such thing as "no matter what".
                     
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                      eruby

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                      RE: Sonic Protocol Wed, 12/18/13 10:38 AM (permalink)
                      After seeing the Sonic commercials for many years on TV, they finally opened one not super far from where we live.  We pulled into the lot and I drove around the building twice looking for where you enter the place, until I finaly realized there is NO where to enter.  You either eat in your car, go to the drive through, or sit at one of the few tables they have in front of the building (there's an ordering box for walk ups there as well). I'm a chump.
                       
                      We pulled into the space and placed our order.  The waittress skated up and I unwrapped the foot-long chilli dog I'd been waiting years and years to try.  Took a bite, and there was a hair in it.  Lucky for me mantra at places like this is 'Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he won't be dissapointed."
                       
                      We do like the cherry-limeade, and I usually go on Halloween when they have 50 cent corn dogs.  Always give the skatrs a buck or two.
                       
                      Sonic, to me, was clearly better on the TV commercials.
                       
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                        Poverty Pete

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                        RE: Sonic Protocol Wed, 12/18/13 11:39 AM (permalink)
                        JayL


                        Poverty Pete


                        I don't go often, but I always tip the server. At best, she's probably making seven bucks an hour. In some states, it's likely to be 2.50 or so.


                        Employees must earn minimum wage...no matter what.

                        Yes...I know this thread is nearly 8 years old. 

                        I don't know where you heard this, but it has no basis in fact.   In most places, servers who rely on tips are not paid anything near minimum wages.   Next time you go to a casino, ask your cocktail server.
                         
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                          pnwchef

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                          RE: Sonic Protocol Wed, 12/18/13 12:09 PM (permalink)
                           
                          Fact Sheet #15: Tipped Employees Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
                          This fact sheet provides general information concerning the application of the FLSA to employees who receive tips.
                          Characteristics
                          Tipped employees are those who customarily and regularly receive more than $30 per month in tips. Tips are the property of the employee. The employer is prohibited from using an employee’s tips for any reason other than as a credit against its minimum wage obligation to the employee (“tip credit”) or in furtherance of a valid tip pool. Only tips actually received by the employee may be counted in determining whether the employee is a tipped employee and in applying the tip credit.
                          Tip Credit: Section 3(m) of the FLSA permits an employer to take a tip credit toward its minimum wage obligation for tipped employees equal to the difference between the required cash wage (which must be at least $2.13) and the federal minimum wage. Thus, the maximum tip credit that an employer can currently claim under the FLSA is $5.12 per hour (the minimum wage of $7.25 minus the minimum required cash wage of $2.13).
                          Tip Pool: The requirement that an employee must retain all tips does not preclude a valid tip pooling or sharing arrangement among employees who customarily and regularly receive tips, such as waiters, waitresses, bellhops, counter personnel (who serve customers), bussers, and service bartenders. A valid tip pool may not include employees who do not customarily and regularly received tips, such as dishwashers, cooks, chefs, and janitors.
                          Requirements
                          The employer must provide the following information to a tipped employee before the employer may use the tip credit:
                          1) the amount of cash wage the employer is paying a tipped employee, which must be at least $2.13 per hour;
                          2) the additional amount claimed by the employer as a tip credit, which cannot exceed $5.12 (the difference between the minimum required cash wage of $2.13 and the current minimum wage of $7.25);
                          3) that the tip credit claimed by the employer cannot exceed the amount of tips actually received by the tipped employee;
                          4) that all tips received by the tipped employee are to be retained by the employee except for a valid tip pooling arrangement limited to employees who customarily and regularly receive tips; and
                          5) that the tip credit will not apply to any tipped employee unless the employee has been informed of these tip credit provisions.
                          The employer may provide oral or written notice to its tipped employees informing them of items 1-5 above. An employer who fails to provide the required information cannot use the tip credit provisions and therefore must pay the tipped employee at least $7.25 per hour in wages and allow the tipped employee to keep all tips received.
                           
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                            Poverty Pete

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                            RE: Sonic Protocol Wed, 12/18/13 12:15 PM (permalink)
                            pnwchef,
                             
                            My eyes just glazed over. Can you make a reduction of that, and just give us the sauce?
                             
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                              EdSails

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                              RE: Sonic Protocol Wed, 12/18/13 12:27 PM (permalink)
                              Poverty Pete


                              pnwchef,

                              My eyes just glazed over. Can you make a reduction of that, and just give us the sauce?

                              One of the best ways I've ever heard of asking that!
                               
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                                ScreamingChicken

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                                Re:Sonic Protocol Wed, 12/18/13 12:48 PM (permalink)
                                joerogo


                                I like these old Tony Bad Threads.
                                Like these?
                                 

                                 
                                #46
                                  JayL

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                                  RE: Sonic Protocol Wed, 12/18/13 1:04 PM (permalink)
                                  Poverty Pete

                                  I don't know where you heard this, but it has no basis in fact.   In most places, servers who rely on tips are not paid anything near minimum wages.   Next time you go to a casino, ask your cocktail server.

                                  As the person who signs those checks, I do know what is required of me. 
                                   
                                  A server may make $2.13 an hour, but their pay must equal minimum wage when their tips are added in.  If their tips plus the $2.13 do not add up, they get a check for the difference. 
                                   
                                  On that note...a server that isn't making minimum wage in tips probably won't be working for me very long.  There's a reason their tips are minimal, and that most likely isn't a person that needs to be the face of my business.
                                   
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                                    JuanKerr

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                                    RE: Sonic Protocol Tue, 12/24/13 9:49 PM (permalink)
                                    JayL


                                    As the person who signs those checks, I do know what is required of me. 

                                    A server may make $2.13 an hour, but their pay must equal minimum wage when their tips are added in.  If their tips plus the $2.13 do not add up, they get a check for the difference. 

                                    On that note...a server that isn't making minimum wage in tips probably won't be working for me very long.  There's a reason their tips are minimal, and that most likely isn't a person that needs to be the face of my business.

                                    Whoa, there, sailor. I do appreciate that you're in the south and your heritage dictates that people should work for you for free, but that's not how the restaurant business works everywhere. California has the fastest growing restaurant sector in the country, has abolished the concept of "tipped" employees, and has a relatively high minimum wage.

                                    A person that bases their business on paying waitpeople $2.13 an hour on the understanding that they should hustle for the rest is most likely not a person that needs to be the face of any business. A tip is a tip, not an excuse for you to operate an inefficient establishment because the rest of us tax payers will pay the social costs associated with such behavior. Grow up, and come play with the big boys (you'll find there's still profit there too, even if you're giving some of it to your employees).
                                    <message edited by JuanKerr on Tue, 12/24/13 9:51 PM>
                                     
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