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Wendy’s, We Were All Rooting For You

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Wendy's backtracks on Uber-style “surge pricing” after receiving loads of heat on social media. Customers weren't happy about the idea of Baconators' prices going up during peak hours.
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Wendy’s drew criticism this week after CEO Kirk Tanner stated that the fast-food chain would use “dynamic pricing” starting early 2025. As per AP News, dynamic pricing is similar to surge pricing, where companies like Uber...
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Did you hear about Wendy's surge pricing?
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You know what I have not,
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you have not. Well,
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let me, well,
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let me, let me tell you what's going on over there
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at Wendy's. So Wendy's CEO,
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Kirk Tanner said the fast food chain will have dynamic pricing starting
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early 2025. And this is giving us kind of like those
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vibes like Uber, right?
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Like, yeah, I'm like,
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is this Uber? Is this lived or what?
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It literally, it feels like that.
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So depending on the time of day,
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different prices, right?
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And social media went crazy.
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I always see Twitter did not hold sorry X did not hold
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back Instagram. When they heard that when is gonna get
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more expensive depending on the time of day,
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it's gonna have like people buying and selling bacon or like it's
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like stock prices. I don't know,
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man, it's crazy.
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And however, this might just be a false alarm because
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Wendy's came back and the CEO said,
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I never said the word surge pricing.
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No, no, sorry.
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And so apparently people are saying there's some cheese man,
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but I don't know.
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I've seen the digital menus at Wendy's.
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I, I love Wendy's.
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Shout out the biggie bag and all that.
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Wendy's date. My dad,
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my dad loves the fucking baked potato and he loves the big
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potato. Yeah. But I guess it was all cheese,
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man. And now they said,
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oh, just kidding,
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we're not gonna do that anymore.
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But you know what?
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Shout out to Wendy's because I know you were gonna do it
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But all of a sudden you're like,
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no, just kidding guys,
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Kiki and like, you know,
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give me that four for 45 for five.
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This was just a tactic to get yes,
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do the pie and make everyone crave Wendy's because now I'm craving
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Wendy's. Let's go to Wendy's,
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let's go to Wendy's.