Today we went to one of our regular Friday restaurant stops. Boston’s is not inexpensive, but we like going there once every few weeks. A few months ago they had a menu change in which all the prices were raised. Why don’t the prices ever go down? One of the big changes was that they no longer included a cookie in the standard kid’s meal. It was a nice big chocolate chunk cookie.
Now, for a mere 50 cents extra, you can get a cookie and decorate it yourself. They are selling the experience of “making” your own cookie. Not only do we get the prices raised, they also don’t give you as much for your money as you used to get.
Needless to say, Boston’s never gets the extra 50 cents out of us. We can go to Costco and get a huge ice cream for $1.50.