Pizza Hut's Kids Meal Policy!
The other day, my sister and her friend went into Pizza Hut for lunch. They weren't particularly hungry, so they each ordered the kids meal - I think its a small pizza and a drink for R.O. 1. The waiter told them, "I'm sorry, but we only serve the kids meal to children under 8 years old."
Inquiring why, the waiter just said its their policy. So they asked for the manager, because really, its pretty stupid to deny your customer something because they aren't eight years old. The manager came out, and defended the policy. When asked why this policy exists, he would say that they were losing money on that meal. Hmm. I'm not sure how you can lose money serving bread, cheese and carbonated water for a rial, but hey, the mysteries of Pizza Hut shall never be revealed to us hungry mortal consumers I suppose. When questioned further, he would say "its crystal clear ma'am, its our policy only to serve the kids meal to children 8 or below." Now, if I were in her position, something ugly would have happened, because I am not used to having people insult my intelligence over something so trivial. 'Its crystal clear'. Whats crystal clear to me is the stupidity of the Pizza Hut policy.
Another thing that bugs me is this 'Minute Maid' orange juice in McDonalds. Why would I care if my orange juice was Minute Maid, a brand you dont generally get in the shops around here, or Al-Rawabi? And in Burger King in Dubai, they advertise that they use some special brand of beef. Why do I want this special beef? Assuming its halal (and I assume it is), what the hell difference does it make dammit? Why does everything have to be a brand? Im worried about this new trend of American branding thats pushing its way into our market, where every little thing has to be branded, as the examples above. I dont care if my burger beef is from New Zealand or Salalah, provided its halal, clean, and tastes good.
Posted by illogicist at 1:52 AM