I once worked for a chain restaurant that prided themselves on quality.

Everything was fresh and nothing was microwaved.

You could taste the difference.

Then as the years went by, cut a corner here, microwave a manicotti there.

From what I hear now, the tomato sauce comes pre-packaged when it was made fresh with ripe tomatoes daily.

Everything in service eventually falters at the altar of saving a dollar.

Yet the prices never go down.

Quality degrade, money vanish.


Redditor littleallred008 wanted to compare notes on all the degraded quality in the world of retail.

So they asked:

"What has simultaneously gotten worse and more expensive?"

Fast food in general. Wendy's? Your potatoes are shriveled and sad. They used to make me happy.

Ronald?

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"Big Macs. That burger 'patty' is a stones throw away from being a slice of roast beef."

badmangoodguy

Read Closer

"Cable/ Internet providers. Oh yes sorry your trial period was over, your bill went up 200 dollars. Oh no we didn't promise you 200mb/s download speed constantly, we said UP TO. read the fine print."

demonardvark

"In the US, if you’re lucky enough to live in a place with more than one option, call and threaten to cancel (speak with retentions) at the end of your contract."

"You should be able to renew at a better rate (maybe not as good as the trial offer). I actually just switch every year between Comcast and AT&T. I just set a calendar reminder for the following year once I sign a new contract. It’s a small hassle but worth it to save hundreds per year."

sameoldtexans

Skin

"I swear that Reese's peanut butter cups have gotten shi**ier over the years. the peanut butter seems chalkier and the chocolate tastes blander.

Plus I can't ever seem to pry them out of that little cup wrapper without leaving the bottom chocolate 'skin' stuck to it...

"I think the push to put them in the freezer and eat them chilled is a ploy to cover the declining quality."

thatstupidthing

No place like no home...

"As someone shopping for a house, I have to say homes. Not only has the real estate market been ridiculously inflated (especially in NYC, my residence), I'm finding that the actual quality of a lot of these homes are absolute crap. Due to the ability to find and source cheap materials and labor, developers are able to make huge profits off high prices and low costs. It's making me really rethink if I want buy a house, or just use all that money to aggressively invest."

orange_cuse

Not so Wild

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"Buffalo Wild Wings. I don’t know if it’s just me, but their prices have gone up and the quality has gone down."

ChongerHonger333

From my reviews, wings in general have just taken a hit.

Never Lasting

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"Clothes, very few companies make clothes to last and fast fashion is rising while the cost of items continue to increase!"

Longest_YeahBoi_Ever

Yuck

"Scented candles, Yankee Candle in particular used to be the candle that was considered premium. But while they've never been cheap at least a while ago it was worth the money. But now they're just exorbitant in price, they don't smell like they used to, and they are not worth the money."

llcucf80

Use an IPhone...

"Photo booths! Oh the old ones were so cool! Four different real photos for 1 dollar. - Now you pay $ 7 for four identical bad laser prints."

aSadGirlsTongue

"This is why we bought all the supplies and just made one ourselves, super easily. Literally bought a backdrop & frame, all the fancy lighting, props, tablet, tablet stand, color printer, and even the little clicker thing to press when to take the photo."

"All of that off of Amazon, for less than 1/3 the price we were quoted to rent one from a company. And now we have a photo booth... lol. We can be that cool couple that can bring a whole photo booth setup anytime we're invited to our friend's weddings, parties, events, etc."

Rachelalala

Ruined

"The Cadbury Egg is honestly the most disappointing to me, because nearly every one of the food products mentioned has plenty of viable alternatives that haven't been ruined. You can find a thousand high-quality chocolate bars or ice creams or whatever."

"But the Cadbury Egg is a singularly unique product. There's nothing else like it on Earth, so once Cadbury ruined the recipe, it was a treat lost forever."

KlaatuBrute

Learning

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"My university education, specifically this year. They are raising tuition AND fall semester has no in-person sessions."

BlueKnightBrownHorse

I feel like life itself has degraded and become too expensive in general.

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