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Wow, that’s a first.

It seems like traditionally when you see “market price” on a menu it would be for lobster or some kind of high end steak or something. I’ve also been seeing in the past year or so on menus for wings.

Friday night was out with the wife at a local brewpub type place and the burger they feature was listed as “market price”.

Has inflation gotten that out of control that a freaking hamburger now has to be market priced? Roll Eyes


 
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Wow.

Never heard a hamburger being market price. Fancy place?


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Well, how much was it?
 
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Get my pies
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Originally posted by trapper189:
Well, how much was it?



I didn’t get it

But have had it before and it was decent. A higher end custom grind including brisket as I recall. But seems a little weird or pretentious to list that as “market price”.

If anything, that would discourage sales I’d think?


 
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As fast as prices are skyrocketing, it’s easier than printing a new menu every day.
 
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Originally posted by PASig:
I didn’t get it

But have had it before and it was decent. A higher end custom grind including brisket as I recall. But seems a little weird or pretentious to list that as “market price”.

If anything, that would discourage sales I’d think?

Agree 100%.

Market Price has always been in the if I have to ask, I can’t afford it category. It’s proven true the few times in my life I’ve dared to ask.

Market Price on a burger in a brew pub is silly.
 
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Market price is code for : “The market says I am not eating that”.
 
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I see this frequently in seafood restaurants. The price of shrimp and oysters vary daily. Sometimes the prices are on a blackboard. It does not always mean high priced. Saves printing menus.
 
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What isn't priced at market price? Irritates the hell out of me when I see that on a menu. Set the price you need and I'll pay it. But it insults my intelligence to have "market price" on some items, but not on others. What are the fixed price items - not subject to market prices?
 
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What the fuck? Market price on hamburgers?

That's scary for the whole economy. Makes me think you're gonna need to wheel barrow your money in when you come in to eat.



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A local restaurant replaced the freestanding "wait here for hostess" sign with "chicken wings: market price"


 
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What isn't priced at market price? Irritates the hell out of me when I see that on a menu. Set the price you need and I'll pay it. But it insults my intelligence to have "market price" on some items, but not on others. What are the fixed price items - not subject to market prices?


Yes.

That's literally what it means.

The price is set with enough margin that the prices are not subject to market forces at the time of the printing of the menu.
 
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I see this frequently in seafood restaurants. The price of shrimp and oysters vary daily. Sometimes the prices are on a blackboard. It does not always mean high priced. Saves printing menus.


I don't have a problem with it at all IF they have it posted. I HATE it when I go to a restaurant and items are market price but I have to ask what market price is. Unfortunately, it seems like I see more of the latter than the former and it leaves a bad taste in my mouth.




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For entry level food employees, the goal seems to be to get laid off, stay at home and get free money. Just like Covid. We have noticed the attention put into sandwich assembly seems non- existent
 
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Yeah…”Market Price”. Unless I just have a MASSIVE hankering for that lobster, it pretty much means “I’m outta here”. For a burger?!? Ummmmmmmm…“F” that!!



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What the fuck? Market price on hamburgers?

That's scary for the whole economy. Makes me think you're gonna need to wheel barrow your money in when you come in to eat.


We have cut down quite a bit on the beef. Prices have gotten so high.


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I had some "market priced" Barramundi last weekend. I didn't inquire about the price, and it was delicious.

When I received the bill, I was a little shocked at the price (~1/3 to ~1/2 more expensive) and would've been just as happy with one of the fish with a price listed (e.g. Texas redfish).



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