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Zagat's surveys have lost all credibility with me

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    http://www.zagat.com/fastfood<blockquote>Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) has been voted as No. 1 Best Coffee in the Fast Food and Quick Refreshment categories and as the No. 1 Most Popular Quick Refreshment Chain in Zagat’s 2009 Survey of National Chain Restaurants released today. More than 6,100 surveyors participated in Zagat’s online survey. </blockquote>Dead to me.

    Further damaging Zagat's credibility, I see that McDonald's was awared Best Value in the fast-food segment. I guess shitty food and shitty coffee is more popular than I realized.
  2. DirtyDeeds

    DirtyDeeds Guest

    Yes. People love shitty things, as long as they're convenient. Where did Da Hut rank in the Pan Pizza category? <crossthreading>
  3. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member


    "Ravioli? Holy cannoli!"

    "Day and night, she talks! Each word more useless than the next!"
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  4. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Do you base your dining and beverage choices on Zagat's survey?

    I don't think I've ever went to a place just because Zagat said it was good.
  5. Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge Active Member

    Actually if I am travelling in a new city, I do use Zagat to help decide where I want to go. Don't agree with Starsux or McD's, but in terms of actual sit-down restaurants, I think it can be helpful
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  6. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Fair enough, but I equate Zagat to movie critics, with whom I rarely agree.
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  7. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Member

    If this issue is for "National Chain restaurants" only, I guess I have to agree that Starbucks is the best of the coffee-shop joints.

    If we can agree to stipulate that McDonald's and all of its natural competitors do not provide great value to the consumer because the food is generally lousy, then why be amazed that any one of those companies would make the top of Zagat's list? Would it REALLY be more accurate to list Hardees as a better value than McDonald's?
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Hardee's/Carl's Jr. is 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times better than McDonald's in terms of the food served. I wouldn't feed McDonald's burgers to my worst enemy. After 10:30 a.m. there's hardly a reason to walk in the door at Mickey D's.
  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Caribou Coffee is better than Starbucks
  10. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I wouldn't even go near any burger served at Hardee's. We could not disagree more. So...I agree with Zagat's.
  11. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member


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  12. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Ah, forget that thing. Just get the Six Dollar Burger combo.

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    ... and a soda.

    Best fast-food burger. Period.
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