I’ve noticed this in the last year at a couple of fast-food places, Burger King and KFC: Their menu boards, despite having grown to many, many square feet, no longer actually list the things you can order. Instead, they solely promote the various combo meals and add-ons in hopes that everyone will order a Number Four Meal at a cost of $8.95 and 2100 calories.
Oh, they still sell the plain hamburger, or BK Stacker, or two-piece chicken & biscuit—but only if you know enough to ask about it and even then they’ll have to find the manager to figure out how much it costs. I don’t guess I think it should be illegal—but there’s something fundamentally wrong about a hamburger place not having the hamburger on the menu board.
Just water to drink? Sir, we have water bottles. Those are $1.59 . . .