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New Zealand finally gets a Taco Bell
« on: November 10, 2019, 10:42:31 PM »
https://thespinoff.co.nz/food/11-11-2019/we-ate-everything-at-new-zealands-first-taco-bell/

And the prices are ridiculous. Aren't tacos a buck or two in the US? A cheesy gordita crunch ie  $7NZ which is about 4.50 USD.  Is that much more expensive than in the US?
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Re: New Zealand finally gets a Taco Bell
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2019, 10:46:11 PM »
u wot m8?  :-[
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Re: New Zealand finally gets a Taco Bell
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2019, 10:47:25 PM »
https://thespinoff.co.nz/food/11-11-2019/we-ate-everything-at-new-zealands-first-taco-bell/

And the prices are ridiculous. Aren't tacos a buck or two in the US? A cheesy gordita crunch ie  $7NZ which is about 4.50 USD.  Is that much more expensive than in the US?

Er-Is that a combo? Because that's cheaper than the US, dude.

Like a Burrito Supreme (generic basic bitch tier) combo is like 6-8 bucks.

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Re: New Zealand finally gets a Taco Bell
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2019, 10:49:30 PM »
how is that a "ridiculous" price?

you can't ever expect prices as cheap as the states here. it's a good thing mayn. food here is still p cheap, but there's still a problem and a huge disparity between what things cost and what people are willing to pay.
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Re: New Zealand finally gets a Taco Bell
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2019, 10:53:01 PM »
also, economy of scale and such.

btw, i got an $8 kimchi and beef brisket taco from shepherd yesterday that was so stacked, their chicken mole one is great too. highly recommend. though they should divvy the filling out between two tacos. a lil' too stacked.
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Re: New Zealand finally gets a Taco Bell
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2019, 10:54:21 PM »
what's the min wage there?
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Re: New Zealand finally gets a Taco Bell
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2019, 11:02:09 PM »
$17.70.

but if you're gtting that in the city you're fucked

(a lot of people are)
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Re: New Zealand finally gets a Taco Bell
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2019, 11:03:53 PM »
y'all spoiled  ::)
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Re: New Zealand finally gets a Taco Bell
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2019, 11:14:14 PM »
cost of living relative to the median wage is a lot higher here generally than the states.

1nzd also only equals .63c usd.
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Re: New Zealand finally gets a Taco Bell
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2019, 11:16:53 PM »
Gotta factor in tax and tipping on US prices, so they are probably posting the equivalent of NZ$400 per taco.
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Re: New Zealand finally gets a Taco Bell
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2019, 11:23:36 PM »
$2 street tacos are kinda fucked too. tfw you have a migrant underclass to exploit that make delicious food.
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Re: New Zealand finally gets a Taco Bell
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2019, 11:24:34 PM »
You don't tip at a Taco Bell :neogaf

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Re: New Zealand finally gets a Taco Bell
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2019, 03:41:42 AM »
You don't tip at a Taco Bell :neogaf
In a civilised country an employee doesn't have to rely on tips in order to not starve.
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Re: New Zealand finally gets a Taco Bell
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2019, 03:46:26 AM »
https://thespinoff.co.nz/food/11-11-2019/we-ate-everything-at-new-zealands-first-taco-bell/

And the prices are ridiculous. Aren't tacos a buck or two in the US? A cheesy gordita crunch ie  $7NZ which is about 4.50 USD.  Is that much more expensive than in the US?

Er-Is that a combo? Because that's cheaper than the US, dude.

Like a Burrito Supreme (generic basic bitch tier) combo is like 6-8 bucks.

http://www.thebore.com/forum/index.php?topic=44878.msg2730181#msg2730181

Nope item only.

Seriously Americans, I was expecting MUCH more. My friend Dylan who lives in L.A told me, with pride in his voice, that Taco Bell tasted bland but that he ate it weekly because the prices were, direct quote, "basically slavery".

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Re: New Zealand finally gets a Taco Bell
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2019, 03:55:22 AM »
Slavery never ended, they just turned it into minimum wage and saved on expenses like housing, health care and food.

It would be more expensive these days to keep a slave than just employ someone on the US minimum wage.
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Re: New Zealand finally gets a Taco Bell
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2019, 05:31:34 AM »
https://thespinoff.co.nz/food/11-11-2019/we-ate-everything-at-new-zealands-first-taco-bell/

And the prices are ridiculous. Aren't tacos a buck or two in the US? A cheesy gordita crunch ie  $7NZ which is about 4.50 USD.  Is that much more expensive than in the US?

Er-Is that a combo? Because that's cheaper than the US, dude.

Like a Burrito Supreme (generic basic bitch tier) combo is like 6-8 bucks.

http://www.thebore.com/forum/index.php?topic=44878.msg2730181#msg2730181

Nope item only.

Seriously Americans, I was expecting MUCH more. My friend Dylan who lives in L.A told me, with pride in his voice, that Taco Bell tasted bland but that he ate it weekly because the prices were, direct quote, "basically slavery".

Without converting from your moon money:

Singles are expensive, combos seem in line with US prices, so it's a wash.

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Re: New Zealand finally gets a Taco Bell
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2019, 08:55:00 AM »
Live on an island, pay island prices.




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Re: New Zealand finally gets a Taco Bell
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2019, 11:38:55 AM »
New Zealand finally is blessed by :bow The Bell :bow2 and ya'll complain about the pricing?

 :flabbypd :dunno :nope

Check his papers.
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Re: New Zealand finally gets a Taco Bell
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2019, 06:29:40 PM »
yeah I guess the prices are ok then lol.

Need to find an excuse to go to Auckland soon

Also its one of the Taco Bells with margaritas so there is that too
« Last Edit: November 11, 2019, 09:26:54 PM by The Sceneman »
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Re: New Zealand finally gets a Taco Bell
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2019, 07:48:41 PM »
Ooh, it's an Alco Bell. Yeah you gotta hit that shit up.
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