The most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America
Sign In | Register for Free!
Restaurants Recipes Forums EatingTours Merchandise FAQ Maps Insider
Forum Themes:
Welcome !

 Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news.

Author Message
mar52

  • Total Posts: 7597
  • Joined: 4/17/2005
  • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. Thu, 01/26/12 2:23 PM (permalink)
Not quite Breaking News but all morning the news blurbs kept telling us the news at 11AM would be about Phillipe's raising their price 400%.
 
Just finished watching the news story and it's true.
 
For years a cup of coffee at Phillipe's was just 9¢.  It was the best deal in town.
 
February 2 the price goes up to 45¢.
 
Still a bargain!
 
Sure didn't see it on the news when they raised the sandwich prices.
 
What great advertising!  
 
 
 
#1
    chewingthefat

    • Total Posts: 6093
    • Joined: 11/22/2007
    • Location: Emmitsburg, Md.
    Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. Thu, 01/26/12 5:01 PM (permalink)
    I ran an add in the Frederick News Post a few years back that said " This Month only, Get any sandwich or platter, get a second one at full price"
    You cannot believe how many people came in to eat, mentioning they came for the special price, but there was a misprint in their paper! True!
     
    #2
      mar52

      • Total Posts: 7597
      • Joined: 4/17/2005
      • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
      Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. Thu, 01/26/12 6:58 PM (permalink)
      You couldn't get away with that in Los Angeles... anymore. It's like a Going out of Business sign that shows up every few months.
       
      #3
        pnwchef

        • Total Posts: 2230
        • Joined: 3/16/2011
        • Location: Kennewick, WA
        Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. Thu, 01/26/12 7:29 PM (permalink)
        Mar, was the coffee single or double dripped............
         
        #4
          mar52

          • Total Posts: 7597
          • Joined: 4/17/2005
          • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
          Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. Thu, 01/26/12 8:32 PM (permalink)
          Is that something I'm supposed to know.
           
          You'd better re-budget for your next trip out here.
           
          #5
            pnwchef

            • Total Posts: 2230
            • Joined: 3/16/2011
            • Location: Kennewick, WA
            Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. Thu, 01/26/12 9:04 PM (permalink)
            mar52


            Is that something I'm supposed to know.

            You'd better re-budget for your next trip out here.


            Mar, you know, like in the sandwiches, single or double dipped. I guess if you have to explain a joke, it's not really a joke................
             
            #6
              mar52

              • Total Posts: 7597
              • Joined: 4/17/2005
              • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
              Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. Thu, 01/26/12 9:12 PM (permalink)
              Aha!  (Sorry)  I'm asleep.
               
              #7
                MetroplexJim

                • Total Posts: 3704
                • Joined: 6/24/2007
                • Location: McKinney, TX
                Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. Fri, 01/27/12 9:16 AM (permalink)
                In this, the Starbucks era, a 45 cent cup-o-joe seems a better bargain that the 9 cent cup did in the era when they instituted it.
                 
                #8
                  chewingthefat

                  • Total Posts: 6093
                  • Joined: 11/22/2007
                  • Location: Emmitsburg, Md.
                  Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. Fri, 01/27/12 11:45 AM (permalink)
                  mar52


                  You couldn't get away with that in Los Angeles... anymore. It's like a Going out of Business sign that shows up every few months.

                  Everybody gets away with everything in Los Angeles!

                   
                  #9
                    6star

                    • Total Posts: 4388
                    • Joined: 1/28/2004
                    • Location: West Peoria, IL
                    Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. Fri, 01/27/12 12:11 PM (permalink)
                    I haven't seen it recently, but we used to have some places who would put up a large sign saying, "Going out for business!" every once in a while.
                     
                    #10
                      chewingthefat

                      • Total Posts: 6093
                      • Joined: 11/22/2007
                      • Location: Emmitsburg, Md.
                      Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. Fri, 01/27/12 2:27 PM (permalink)
                      mar52


                      You couldn't get away with that in Los Angeles... anymore. It's like a Going out of Business sign that shows up every few months.

                      Oriental Rug Merchants go out of business every month, it seems!

                       
                      #11
                        mar52

                        • Total Posts: 7597
                        • Joined: 4/17/2005
                        • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
                        Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. Fri, 01/27/12 2:58 PM (permalink)
                        Chewey... Indeed!
                         
                        Around here they now change ownership to keep the Going out of business "going"...
                         
                        Husband - wife - husband - cousin - etc.
                         
                        Slimey!
                         
                         
                         
                        #12
                          Michael Hoffman

                          • Total Posts: 17815
                          • Joined: 7/1/2000
                          • Location: Gahanna, OH
                          Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. Fri, 01/27/12 3:58 PM (permalink)
                          Do the mailbox/fireplace/grill stores do the same?
                           
                          #13
                            mar52

                            • Total Posts: 7597
                            • Joined: 4/17/2005
                            • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
                            Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. Fri, 01/27/12 9:22 PM (permalink)
                            There's a chain of those I'd like to see go under.
                             
                            #14
                              Michael Hoffman

                              • Total Posts: 17815
                              • Joined: 7/1/2000
                              • Location: Gahanna, OH
                              Re:Phillipe's raises their prices 400% and makes the news. Fri, 01/27/12 9:50 PM (permalink)
                              What a surprise.
                               
                              #15
                                Online Bookmarks Sharing: Share/Bookmark

                                Jump to:

                                Current active users

                                There are 0 members and 2 guests.

                                Icon Legend and Permission

                                • New Messages
                                • No New Messages
                                • Hot Topic w/ New Messages
                                • Hot Topic w/o New Messages
                                • Locked w/ New Messages
                                • Locked w/o New Messages
                                • Read Message
                                • Post New Thread
                                • Reply to message
                                • Post New Poll
                                • Submit Vote
                                • Post reward post
                                • Delete my own posts
                                • Delete my own threads
                                • Rate post

                                2000-2014 ASPPlayground.NET Forum Version 3.9
                                What is Roadfood?  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Roadfood.com   Copyright 2011 - Roadfood.com