Beware of fast food ‘deals’ that actually cost you more money
Here’s a funny story: Not too long ago, Clark was at the regional hamburger chain Krystal which was running a ‘5 for $5’ menu special. But if a menu item is regularly less than a buck, bundling it into this deal is actually no deal at all.
Such was the case with the mini Krystal burger that normally sold for 79 cents. So Clark just asked the cashier to ring his five burgers up at the standard price of 79 cents each, not the ‘deal price’ of five for $5.
He wound up paying only $3.95 plus tax, not the $5.40 he normally would have paid if he was rung up with the ‘5 for $5’ pricing.