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Wendy's (No Coke)

syrup09 Oct 26, 2013 01:54 PM

This afternoon I went to a local Wendy's drive through to pick up lunch.
When I order a combo meal I found out they were out of Coke. To me this was strange and the possible sign of a badly run operation. My mom years ago told me of a Chinese restaurant that ran out of rice. Maybe this is something akin to this.

  1. Tripeler Oct 30, 2013 07:30 PM

    I can't help but think of "Pepsi!" when I see the title of this thread. As if Wendy's had been taken over by a John Belushi character. "No Coke! Pepsi!"

    Still, I think this happened because the franchise operator was trying to save money by keeping stock on hand at a minimum.

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      libgirl2 Oct 26, 2013 03:02 PM

      I can get being out of a type of soft drink. Now if they were out of all soft drinks, that is a problem.

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      1. re: libgirl2
        mwhitmore Oct 28, 2013 09:40 AM

        I've seen it. The soda machine was down, they were not out of syrup.

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        foodieX2 Oct 26, 2013 02:11 PM

        Things happen. Machines break, deliveries get delayed, a bus load or high school kids can drain a machine, etc. I wouldn't read too much into a one time issue. Was everything else ok?

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          syrup09 Oct 26, 2013 02:59 PM

          Everything else was fine. The Baconator was good and I still have a little bit of the Sprite I ordered instead.

          1. re: foodieX2
            Jelly71 Oct 28, 2013 01:55 PM

            A few months ago, I saw 2 full busloads of college athletes pull up to a Hometown Buffet. If they didn't call ahead, I am betting that place ran out of food pretty quickly. Things happen.

          2. Paprikaboy Oct 26, 2013 02:06 PM

            There was this chicken place (basically a Nandos rip off) near me that actually ran out of chicken. Closed a few months later.
            Funny that.

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