This article from Crain’s Chicago Business reminds me of unsatisfactory drive-thru service at the main McDonald’s in Crystal Lake:
From paint to air tickets to handbags, the prices of consumer items are going up as industries pass along higher costs, reports the Wall Street Journal.READ MORE >
After waiting twenty minutes to get our food one day, we were still three cars from the payment window.
Having an appointment, I just drove away.
The second time, we paid, got to the pick-up window and were told to park to wait for our order, which I did.
After a total of eighteen minutes trying to buy “fast food,” I walked into the restaurant and asked for the manager.
A harried women took my complaint and told me our order price would be refunded.
I asked her what the problem was and she told me that she couldn’t hire enough people at $9.25 an hour.
Inquiring why McDonald’s didn’t pay more, she said that would mean prices would have to increase, which would lead to fewer customers.
I guess that’s the result of having the lowest unemployment in fifty years.