I'm sorry, but it is the truth.

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Blame it on whatever you want.

The staff shortages. Supply chain issues.


I'm tired of the excuses.

You can't go to ANY fast food places in Tuscaloosa or Northport, Alabama, and have it go smoothly. Do the folks who own these local businesses not care about what's happening?

I know I'm not the only one. I hear more and more people say they avoid fast food places locally because of the major issues they are all having right now.

The other night, I pulled into Wendy's. I am at the drive-thru speaker, and I'm told

"Sorry, our 'system' is down. Come back in an hour or so."

Huh? What system?

Same place, a few nights before and I order and pull up to pay. I'm told it's $14.98. I hand the young lady a $20. She gives me back two pennies. I told her she had forgotten my five dollars. All I get is her staring at the floor and mumbling incoherently. I ask again what happened to my five dollars? More mumbling and no five-dollar bill.

So, I ask for a manager. The result of that request wasn't much better. I got so frustrated, I drove off and let them keep my $5.

It doesn't matter which one you go to, more than likely, it won't be a smooth visit with zero issues. Unless you go to Chick-fil-A.

Chick-Fil-A Struggles To Keep Some Locations Open Due To Labor Shortages
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By the way, how can Chick-fil-A consistently handle the issues (staff shortages, supply chain) and keep on trucking with a high-quality product? Nobody else can do it.

Why can't they rip off Chick-fil-A? 

As for the rest:

Burger King, Taco Bell, Arbys, KFC, Sonic, and the others? They need serious help.

The other day I witnessed two employees get into a HUGE fight in front of all of us.

It was kinda scary and then one of them was fired on the spot.

What is going on?

It's ALWAYS something of late. The store is closed early (had that happen several times at several places).

Or the item you went there to get, of course, is out.

Oh, my favorite at one place, the Ice Cream machine is down. AGAIN.

Does that machine EVER work?

I've been yelled at by a couple of staffers at BK. Because I dared to ask for ice water as my drink. For some reason, this blows their minds and THE SYSTEM up.

I try to always thank the staff at these restaurants for working and I'm always kind.

It's just gone to hell lately.

I really hope it changes because I choose other options of late.

AGAIN, do the local owners of these businesses care about what's going on?

I can't be the only one noticing this in the last few months.

Let me know what you think.


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