I’ve lived in NY, NC, So CA, No CA, MA, NH and have traveled through most of the states in between. In my travels I’ve been to a lot of fast food restaurants.
Often french fries are part of my order, a side dish traditionally served with ketchup. So why when going through the many hundreds of drive throughs I’ve been through do they almost invariably never put ketchup packets in the bag unless you ask (and you never remember to ask until you’ve driven away.)
What makes it worse, is they seem to always put salt packets in the bag, so it’s obvious that some attention has gone towards my seasoning and condiment needs. It just doesn’t make sense, most places will salt the fries when they come out of the oil, so there’s no need to salt them with the packets in the bag. But fries don’t come pre-ketchuped so the lack of that addition to my sack-o-goodness really seems rather spiteful.
It’s as if they go out of their way to see that my enjoyment of those greasy crunchy sticks of gold are less than optimum.
To be fair, the primary offenders seem to be the largest of the fast food places. McDonalds, Burger King, and Wendy’s. Smaller places seem to believe in proper condimentary White Castle never forgets.
So does anyone know why this is?