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Wendy's...Where's the beef ?

Post by Fishstick » Thu May 14, 2020 9:15 am

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Certain Wendy's locations have meat shortages. I haven't checked the local one around here.
I know some grocery stores are pricing ground beef at ridiculously high prices.

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Re: Wendy's...Where's the beef ?

Post by DMLawPro » Thu May 14, 2020 12:17 pm

Fishstick wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 9:15 am
https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/c ... hamburgers

Certain Wendy's locations have meat shortages. I haven't checked the local one around here.
I know some grocery stores are pricing ground beef at ridiculously high prices.
Why would they have shortages when Farms are tossing it away?
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Re: Wendy's...Where's the beef ?

Post by Fishstick » Thu May 14, 2020 12:23 pm

DMLawPro wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 12:17 pm
Fishstick wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 9:15 am
https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/c ... hamburgers

Certain Wendy's locations have meat shortages. I haven't checked the local one around here.
I know some grocery stores are pricing ground beef at ridiculously high prices.
Why would they have shortages when Farms are tossing it away?
Something about the meat workers being sick at the meat processing facilities. Wendy only wants fresh beef !

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Re: Wendy's...Where's the beef ?

Post by shyboy69 » Sat May 16, 2020 8:37 am

DMLawPro wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 12:17 pm
Fishstick wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 9:15 am
https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/c ... hamburgers

Certain Wendy's locations have meat shortages. I haven't checked the local one around here.
I know some grocery stores are pricing ground beef at ridiculously high prices.
Why would they have shortages when Farms are tossing it away?
Because we are now operating as a socialist state.

BTW, my local Wendy's had burgers.

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Re: Wendy's...Where's the beef ?

Post by The_Carpenter » Sat May 16, 2020 10:11 am

I have direct sccess to two local butchers and can also raid the meat freezers at a few restaurants.
So, .....
Anyway, price creep upwards is all that I've observed.
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Re: Wendy's...Where's the beef ?

Post by vorlon » Mon May 18, 2020 2:46 am

shyboy69 wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 8:37 am
DMLawPro wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 12:17 pm
Fishstick wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 9:15 am
https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/c ... hamburgers

Certain Wendy's locations have meat shortages. I haven't checked the local one around here.
I know some grocery stores are pricing ground beef at ridiculously high prices.
Why would they have shortages when Farms are tossing it away?
Because we are now operating as a socialist state.

BTW, my local Wendy's had burgers.
No, because many meat processing plants have shut down because of coronavirus outbreaks in them. That disrupts the supply chain. My son went to Wendy's today to pick up lunch for us and they had no beef. On the other hand the Five Guys a block over did.
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Re: Wendy's...Where's the beef ?

Post by The_Carpenter » Mon May 18, 2020 8:55 am

vorlon wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:46 am
No, because many meat processing plants have shut down because of coronavirus outbreaks in them. That disrupts the supply chain.
Somewhat correct.
Processing reopens fairly quickly as the feds are insisting. The SD governor got tweaked over that.
The three I'm familiar with, took just a few days to hire nurses to screen everyone as they arrived to work.
Issues are the few days that they are closed, and that a fair amount of staff are out. Thus, reduced quantities.

Supply chain issues with moderate shortages primarily due to preferred customer status. Wherein, large outfits with longterm purchasing contracts, that are willing to assist processor with cost issues are getting the deliveries and other outfits get limited deliveries. This is not theory. One of the restaurants where I have access to the freezer had to eat a new pricing deal with the wholesaler/processor to help the upstream folks stay out of bankruptcy court. Labor costs upstream for processing, packaging, and delivery have gone through the roof. But, that restaurant maintained/reinforced their preferred client status, which was a huge issue. Had dinner there last nite with the civie. The waitress was giggling when she told me that the bartender said that I had to explain to my date why her fav whisky was out of stock. Sigh, my fav also. Sometimes business consulting meetings, even if quite successful, result in amusing repercussions.
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Re: Wendy's...Where's the beef ?

Post by vorlon » Tue May 19, 2020 1:32 am

The_Carpenter wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:55 am
vorlon wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:46 am
No, because many meat processing plants have shut down because of coronavirus outbreaks in them. That disrupts the supply chain.
Somewhat correct.
Processing reopens fairly quickly as the feds are insisting. The SD governor got tweaked over that.
The three I'm familiar with, took just a few days to hire nurses to screen everyone as they arrived to work.
Issues are the few days that they are closed, and that a fair amount of staff are out. Thus, reduced quantities.

Supply chain issues with moderate shortages primarily due to preferred customer status. Wherein, large outfits with longterm purchasing contracts, that are willing to assist processor with cost issues are getting the deliveries and other outfits get limited deliveries. This is not theory. One of the restaurants where I have access to the freezer had to eat a new pricing deal with the wholesaler/processor to help the upstream folks stay out of bankruptcy court. Labor costs upstream for processing, packaging, and delivery have gone through the roof. But, that restaurant maintained/reinforced their preferred client status, which was a huge issue. Had dinner there last nite with the civie. The waitress was giggling when she told me that the bartender said that I had to explain to my date why her fav whisky was out of stock. Sigh, my fav also. Sometimes business consulting meetings, even if quite successful, result in amusing repercussions.
There's also a lot of workers who aren't willing to go back, at least not yet, because they fear getting sick. When these outbreaks sickened hundreds of people at some plants, it's not so easy to get the workers back regardless of what the Feds ordered.
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Re: Wendy's...Where's the beef ?

Post by The_Carpenter » Tue May 19, 2020 6:29 pm

vorlon wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 1:32 am
The_Carpenter wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:55 am
vorlon wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:46 am
No, because many meat processing plants have shut down because of coronavirus outbreaks in them. That disrupts the supply chain.
Somewhat correct.
Processing reopens fairly quickly as the feds are insisting. The SD governor got tweaked over that.
The three I'm familiar with, took just a few days to hire nurses to screen everyone as they arrived to work.
Issues are the few days that they are closed, and that a fair amount of staff are out. Thus, reduced quantities.

Supply chain issues with moderate shortages primarily due to preferred customer status. Wherein, large outfits with longterm purchasing contracts, that are willing to assist processor with cost issues are getting the deliveries and other outfits get limited deliveries. This is not theory. One of the restaurants where I have access to the freezer had to eat a new pricing deal with the wholesaler/processor to help the upstream folks stay out of bankruptcy court. Labor costs upstream for processing, packaging, and delivery have gone through the roof. But, that restaurant maintained/reinforced their preferred client status, which was a huge issue. Had dinner there last nite with the civie. The waitress was giggling when she told me that the bartender said that I had to explain to my date why her fav whisky was out of stock. Sigh, my fav also. Sometimes business consulting meetings, even if quite successful, result in amusing repercussions.
There's also a lot of workers who aren't willing to go back, at least not yet, because they fear getting sick. When these outbreaks sickened hundreds of people at some plants, it's not so easy to get the workers back regardless of what the Feds ordered.
True,
But, the one place I'm very familiar with, there's a lot of other folks that are looking for work, and they are getting hired.
The major issue is that they lost several days rearranging the line a bit and putting up large plastic station dividers.
Steady pay, steady permanent work, even if weird for folks that have never taken an animals apart, is a huge thing for folks without a job.
Last Friday there was a waiting list for hire at the one place. The line is running a bit slower than it was (due to safety distancing), but not much.
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