The whole industry is run by children and idiots.
Last night i went to a local pub. (Im living in muskoka, ON so there are not many local pubs and the ones that exist dont make much business)
Its wing night, $0.87 wings. I order two pounds of their special wings and 2 pints of pabst. When the bill comes the two pounds of wings come to $29.98. Uhhh what? this should cost about HALF of whats on the bill.
So i talk to the waitress and she doesnt have an answer for me so she brings out the manager. I know the guy, ive been to the pub before. He tries to tell me that I dont get the wing night deal because I ordered these special wings and because i got two different flavours i get charged for two single pounds and not two pounds together. So on top of expecting to pay the ridiculous $24 for two pounds im paying $30. They tried to tell me that im paying more because i get extra veggies and sauce. I didnt get extra anything. the manager told me that it costs a lot more to cook the wings because of the extra cleanup and how it ruins the oil, bla, bla, bullshit.
I work as a server/bartender/cook down the road (the place is really small, 5 staff all together). So what hes saying is 90% bullshit. I know it doesnt cost an $6 dollars to make two different flavours instead of one and throw in two more carrots slices.
I didnt want to argue, i felt bad for the guy. im getting an engineering degree and hes running a pub named after the british slang term for condoms.
Oh and dont stiff the server because of poor food or prices. If you cant afford to tip then dont go out. Servers live off tips and 90% of the time the problem isnt their fault.