Re: Father's Day Price Gouging at Golden Corral
by Arienti - Posted Thu June 21, 2007 @ 11:50 AM
Just about every restaurant I've ever been to on a holiday raises their prices that day because they know people will still eat there and they'll make money. There's a local Asian buffet here that advertises $12.95 each on weekends for lunch. Last Father's Day (2006), I took my father there for lunch - the price was $26.95 each because it was a holiday. Management knows what's up. They want to make money and they know people want to eat.
Keep in mind they're serving much more food and therefore must earn more money to purchase replacements for what they've cooked. Holidays are big business for restaurants.
These are privately owned establishments that have the right to set any price they wish for any food item they wish on any day they wish. If we don't want to pay these prices, nobody is forcing us to eat there!