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wedge salad a rant

why would anyone pay 8.95 for a qtr head of lettuce when you have to do your own chopping and is it really a salad with ony one ingred

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  1. Most wedge salads come with tomatoes in some form; some are chppoed toms others will give you cherry tomatoes. Good wedge salads have quality bacon lardons and crumbled bleu cheese. Typically you will see either ranch or bleu cheese dressing topping the wedge.

    I think $8.95 may be on the high end of normal for one of these salads. If you are in a high end steakhouse you could expect to pay more.

    1. Um....because they want a wedge salad? Because they're at a restaurant and aren't preparing they're own? Because there's usually more than one ingredient?

      1. I'd probably end up paying more for the ingredients and time preparing the salad.

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        1. re: dave_c

          Unless you include imported prosciutto, there is no way you could not make a wedge salad for less than $8.95.

          1. re: John E.

            If you used good ingredients I don't know how it could be less than $9.

            1. re: John E.

              quality blue is very expensive. cheap blue tastes like wax

          2. For the same reason that people pay a lot o money for pasta carbonara, or marinara, or Bolognese....and, not all of my food has to come in bite-size pieces cut up beforehand. :-)

            1. Sometimes, I'll order the wedge and the price point crosses my mind but I always ask for extra blue cheese crumbles and they never charge me and that alone makes me a winner and ahead of the game.