Burger King Condiment Con – making us pay for not loving the red stuff
Burger King Condiment Con
OK, so maybe calling it a con is a little harsh. It´s not so much a con, as a complete lack of common sense. When all sauces are not made equal …
When I order a meal at Burger King here in Spain, I then have six sachets of tomato sauce thrown onto my tray. No one asks if I want them. But if I ask for BBQ sauce, sure, that´s 35 cents. Huh? “Can I swap the six sachets of tomato sauce which I won´t use for one sachet of BBQ sauce please?”. Sounds reasonable to me. The answer? “No.”
It makes no sense at all. I have paid 35 cents for one pot of sauce that I want, and thrown away six sachets of sauce that I didn´t want. It´s not the money, I can afford 35 cents, I have twice that in my savings account at the moment. It´s the principle. The waste. The desire it creates in me to say “No, I can´t have it my way (see what I did there?!) so I´m never eating here again”. Except my resolve won´t last, because I like Burger King. Darn it.