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Burger mod documentation

Burger mod documentation
Originally uploaded by hotdogsladies.

The Tennessee Grill makes the best chargrilled burger in the ‘hood, but I’ve often had trouble phoning-in my lo-carb mods over the busy restaurant’s background noise. At their encouragement, I printed out the exact makings of the burger, including a big empty line where they could write in the price (a very reasonable $5.50). They thought it was a stitch, so they put it up it by the cash register.

So now I get the burger I want, and they have a loyal, happy customer. Everybody wins and we're all a little better than before.

Patronize your local stores and restaurants, kids. They’re a lot more human than The Man--and a lot more likely to try and make your life easier.

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Brilliant!! I am a bit...

Brilliant!! I am a bit of a picky orderer, and I have countless problems at various restaurants -- why just today, I had problems at two different places! Though, in my case, the problems originate in the calibre of the staff, and not in the background noise. I think I'll follow suit and make up some similar cards.




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