The price of China

June 30, 2013

I bought new appetizer plates this week.  Actually, the color was a little off and I wanted to send them back.  Was told I would still have to pay the original shipping charge of $30.00, the return shipping charge of $30.00 more dollars and a restocking fee of $25.00.  Damn, they only cost $120.00 in the first place.  Needless to say, the plates were put into service.

While looking at options, I had several salesmen come in to meet with me.  I asked them what some of the other restaurants in the area were using.  I got several options, and then a recap of how much such and such restaurant spent on their initial order.  Several were close to $200,000.00.  Yes, that’s two-hundred-thousand dollars.

I bought a restaurant (now Babette’s) for $80,000.00 in 1992.  The salesmen got very quiet after hearing that.

You can see who we've worked with near you that you might know for a reference by browsing our hierarchical portfolio directory below. For french restaurant, cities we serve include Atlanta, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Midtown Atlanta, North Druid Hills.
You can see who we've worked with near you that you might know for a reference by browsing our hierarchical portfolio directory below. For french restaurant, cities we serve include Atlanta, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Candler-McAfee, Decatur, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Point, Fayetteville, Forest Park, Johns Creek, Kennesaw, Mableton, Marietta, McDonough, Midtown Atlanta, North Decatur, North Druid Hills, Redan, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Stockbridge, Tucker, and Union City.