McDonalds drive-thru tax?

McDonalds drive-thru tax?

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    McDonalds drive-thru tax?

    My wife ordered at the drive-thru window at a local McDonalds today and afterwards she noticed a charge (50 cents?) on her ticket, the charge was titled as a drive-thru tax! What is this all about????? Who gets the 50 cents? Local, State, Federal, or McDonalds Hdq.?
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    New one on me - but then I haven't picked up a drive-thru for a while . other than Burger King I guess and was not aware of any added tax.

    Seems like a rip-off!!
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    No idea but it sounds local to me . I am real resistant to fast food places anyway since i like to set down , enjoy my food , and have the attention of a wait staff when i eat out . I have owned and operated a restraunt myself and just prefer not to go to fast food chains if at all possible .
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    I would have returned the food and demanded a refund while also instructing them where they could stick their Big Mac.

    That is ridiculous.

    We have a Swifty gas station here that charges you 75 cents more for using your card at the pump. I let them know where they could stick that pump.

    I don't understand why we keep seeing these trends. First they want you to use their services and then they charge you for it.

    Looks like it's back to cash and huffin it into the McDonalds
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    It has to be a local or State sales tax.

    It isn't Federal, but I'm sure the IRS would tax fast food if they figured they could get away with it.

    McDonald's is a huge corporation with a lot of political clout, but they can't levy taxes.............yet.


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    I don't eat fast food. Thank god

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    Quote Originally Posted by a_kayaker View Post
    I would have returned the food and demanded a refund while also instructing them where they could stick their Big Mac.
    LOL...I don't like McD's anyway...
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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    I don't eat fast food. Thank god
    I've been shying away from it for the last nine months. I hadn't had any in two months and my brother and I went and got some Friday afternoon. Halfway through our sandwiches our stomachs hurt.
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    First, I only eat McDonald's when I have not other options. Second, I refuse to use the drive through. It's a waste of gas and is NOT faster than parking and going in. In many cases the drive through is SLOWER.

    As for the 50 cent charge, I'd ask the manager.
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    Although she didn't know any particulars, my wife had heard of the drive thru tax out in California somewhere.

    I'll stop by McDonalds and find out some details on this "tax" and report it back here, probably today.

    Actually this tax will be a good thing for me since it pi**es me off, I don't need much of an excuse to drop their menu from my diet.

    This particular McDonalds is right next to the Interstate. What a strategic place to invoke a drive thru tax. Mostly busy travelers using the drive-thru. They probably won't notice the tax. If they get mad, no big deal to McD because there's always a new set of people traveling the next day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ppkheat View Post
    ... (50 cents?) on her ticket, the charge was titled as a drive-thru tax!
    They only get what you pay them. So, don't pay it. Only fork over the cash for the food, less $0.50. If forced, leave and don't return, for cause. They'll only get away with it if folks allow it, much like ridiculous bank fees. Rip-off, yes. So, don't agree to it.
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    It might be a "social engineering" tax or so-called "sin" tax. Maybe they'll use the proceeds to research obesity. Maybe they'll use it to research diseases exasperated by obesity..........or help fund children's health care......or health care for uninsured US citizens..........

    Nah.......they'll blow it on pork barrel projects....like new entrance and exit lanes at McDonalds or Krispy Kreme........

    Actually, I'd call BS. Don't eat that stuff anyway


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    I've seen one or two examples of this. In one case, it was to discourage sitting in a car with the engin idling.

    The opposite add-on in some places is McDonald's (or other food business) charging an "eat in" fee, to cover the extra cost of janitorial expenses, drink refills, utilities, etc.

    It's really not proper to call a fee a tax unless a government entity is behind it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    It has to be a local or State sales tax.

    It isn't Federal, but I'm sure the IRS would tax fast food if they figured they could get away with it.

    McDonald's is a huge corporation with a lot of political clout, but they can't levy taxes.............yet.
    Ok, Now I'm curious - In Alabama fast food and any restaurant food is taxed. Groceries are also taxed here. I've heard that Florida has no Grocery tax but don't know about their restaurant food.
    What states "don't" tax food?
    I'd like to go get a .99 cent burger and only pay .99 cents but around here a .99 cent burger will cost $1.06 up to $1.09 depending on where in the state you buy it.
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