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Sidenote: Takeout menu math

Submitted by on February 20, 2006 – 4:24 pm2 Comments

Occasionally, when looking through take out menu prices, some things just don’t seem to add up. An example would be “Lite Bites” which charges $6.25 for a “Western Burger.”

The Western burger is their $3.95 burger with:

  • Cheese (add 0.75¢) 
  • bacon (an extra $1.25)
  • and BBQ sauce (free if asked for).

Instead of taking the Western burger, people can get the regular burger with the 75¢ slice of cheese and $1.25 bacon strips with a free side of BBQ sauce for $5.95. I had no idea the additional costs behind naming a burger…

Today, I was told that Ham and Pineapple chunks were speciality pizza topping items. I was looking to place an order off the menu for Gino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant when I noticed that single toppings seemed to be $2.00 each for an 18 inch pie. Looking down at their Hawaiian pizza (ham + pineapple), the price was $18.00.

I called just to see if I was doing my math right.

Me: How much is each topping on a pizza?
Them: $2.00
Me: What’s on a Hawaiian pizza?
Them: Ham, pineapple, cheese, no sauce.
Me: Shouldn’t that be just $4 more than your $11.00 cheese pie? What if I just ordered a cheese pie with ham and pineapple.
Them: Hawaiian pizza has specialty ingredients and would still be $18.00.
Me: I had no idea ham and pineapple were specialty ingredients, I’ll try somewhere else, thanks.

Boston Pizza – just down the street, charges $2.00 for any topping you want to put on their large pie ($10.99). I’m ordering from Boston tonight.. =)

NYC Restaurant Inspection Information: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/rii/index.shtml


  • Niffly Niffingtons says:

    And rather a light fluffy pie it was…although I still can’t believe you ate half of it in one sitting! 😉

    (Edit: but you ate the other half — in one sitting!)

  • Niffly Niffingtons says:

    Oh pish posh! A little thing such as myself could never eat half a pizza in *one* sitting. I’m sure anyone that knows me would agree! 😉