0
   

Philippe's 9-cent coffee about to become history

 
 
Reply Thu 26 Jan, 2012 02:39 pm
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0126-9-cent-coffee-20120126,0,3825089.story?track=icymi

http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2012-01/67637658.jpg

A sign advertises the 9-cent coffee at Philippe the Original just north of downtown Los Angeles. (Christina House / For the Los Angeles Times / January 25, 2012)

Clip - article is longer -

Philippe's is best known for its legendary French dip sandwiches. But for regulars, nothing speaks to the eatery's historic L.A. feel than the 9-cent coffee on the menu. And the 1 extra cent of tax.

Since 1977, the legion of longtime customers at the restaurant on North Alameda Street north of downtown Los Angeles had grown accustomed to putting a dime on the counter and getting a hot cup of coffee in return.

But on Wednesday, management posted a surprising sign on the door: Starting Feb. 2, the price of an eight-ounce brew is going up 400% — to 45 cents. Add 5 cent tax and the total price is 50 cents.

end/clip


Sigh. I used to go there - not often, but once in a while.



Another thread on Phillippe's - http://able2know.org/topic/114720-1
  • Topic Stats
  • Top Replies
  • Link to this Topic
Type: Discussion • Score: 0 • Views: 2,275 • Replies: 2
No top replies

 
Butrflynet
 
  1  
Reply Thu 26 Jan, 2012 06:57 pm
@ossobuco,
I applaud them for raising the price of the coffee rather than the price of the food to cover the higher costs for coffee.
0 Replies
 
Lustig Andrei
 
  1  
Reply Thu 26 Jan, 2012 07:38 pm
@ossobuco,
Is nothing sacred any more?
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

 
  1. Forums
  2. » Philippe's 9-cent coffee about to become history
Copyright © 2022 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 07/02/2022 at 11:52:57