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There are lucky breaks and AMAZING catches. This is totally the latter.

 

A Maine’s restaurant decision to change their French fries is causing quite a stir


  • Bolley's Famous Franks in Waterville, Maine recently replaced their popular crinkle cut fries with regular, thinner straight fries
  • They made the change for business reasons, because the blades to make the crinkle cut fries are expensive and flimsy
  • Customers have been so upset the owners have been threatened and sworn at, and more

A restaurant in Maine is feeling the wrath of customers over, of all things, French fries. Bolley's Famous Franks in Waterville, Maine recently replaced their popular crinkle cut fries with regular, thinner straight fries and customers are more than just unhappy about it.

Owners Leslie and Jim Parsons explained the need for the change in a post on Facebook. Leslie said it was purely business decision, noting that for the crinkle cut fries, “The blades are ridiculously pricey and flimsy. It takes many blades to operate the cutter and after sinking thousands, yes thousands, I chose to go with an alternative cut.”

But long time customers apparently aren’t taking well to change at all. While Leslie said she’s fine with “feedback from those who have respectfully discussed the change,” a lot of disappointed diners have been downright hostile over the new fries. “Within the last week, we have encountered some pretty disturbing and hostile customers apparently very unhappy with our straight-cut french fry," she said. "I just want to say I will absolutely not tolerate being sworn at, threatened physical harm to myself, my husband and children." In one case, a customer was complaining so much, Jim asked him to leave and he then threatened to fight Jim.

Some customers did point out that the restaurant needs to make some other changes as well, though. Seems their current Facebook cover page still shows the traditional crinkle cut fries, which could certainly get some folks upset. As one person noted, “might want to change this picture now. Just sayin’.”

Source: Buzzfeed

Does Your Taste In Music Reveal Your Financial Status?

August 20, 2018

The Bottom Line: Report suggests your musical tastes say a lot about how much money you make


  • A study by TDAmeritrade suggests that fans of classical music make more money than fans of other musical genres
  • Those who listen to classical music are likely to make more than $114,000 a year, feel more financially secure and are better set for retirement than other musical genres
  • Country music fans having the lowest incomes, about $58,000 a year, and also have the least financial security

If you are someone who thinks only wealthy people listing to classical music, a new report suggests you might be right. A study by TDAmeritrade reveals that fans of classical music do tend to make more money than fans of other musical genres. 

The survey questioned 1,500 millennials, although the company believes their findings hold true for all age groups, and found that those who listen to classical music are likely to make more than $114,000 a year. What’s more, they’re likely to feel more financially secure and better set for retirement than fans of other musical genres.

Overall, the survey found the following incomes for each music genre:

  • Classical – $114,000
  • Electronic – $92,000
  • Rap/Hip-hop – $69,000
  • ’80s/’90s – $67,000
  • Hard rock – $65,000
  • Pop/Top 40 – $61,000
  • Country – $58,000

With country music fans having the lowest incomes, the survey finds they also have the least financial security. Researchers suggest it is likely because they come from rural and less affluent areas.

Source: New York Post

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