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Tomatos Informative - Why are we stressing?

Review by andbran on 2010-03-31
I have read a lot of reviews about fast food places not having tomato's. Why are we stressing over this? Its just a vegetable. About 9 out of 10 people have tomato's at home have them in their fridges or gardens. My suggestion is get one, cut it up, put on burger or sandwich. Of course they are not going to charge you less. They don't credit you if ask them to hold the lettuce. Why should they do this for a tomato? There are worse things to complain about. Tomato's or lack of them is not one of them.
Comments:13 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-04-01
Posted by Ytropious on 2010-03-31:
Here here! I totally agree. Also even if my burger comes with tomatoes guess what, I order plain! I don't complain that I'm paying for condiments I choose not to want and THEY get to keep, so why are people suddenly complaining about paying for tomatoes and not getting them. That's EVERY burger experience ever for me! I see no reason to complain, tomatoes belong in soup and sauce only if you ask me.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-04-01:
I think people are making a big deal because they feel they are not getting what they paid for. Would I make a big deal of no tomato on my burger? Probably not. I do feel in all fairness if no tomato will be given, signs should be posted.
Posted by raven2010 on 2010-04-01:
I agree. I myself love tomatoes and will eat them any way I can. However, due to the weather, prices have gone up and quality has gone down.

At Wendy's, the price of your burger is the same, regardless of which veggies you add or delete. The consumer isn't out any money.

If folks need something to be indignant about, they can start with all the kids who go to school hungry or without proper supplies.
Posted by CrazyRedHead on 2010-04-01:
I have my own tomato plants. I planted them this year and although this tomato shortage will probably be over by the time there ripe, I won't be going to the store for them.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-04-01:
Let us not forget that the tomato complainers got my3cents a free Shout out in a CNN article. That's beyond cool.

Eh, people complain about all sorts of things on this site. Some complain about lack of high chairs, some about poor phone reception in movie theaters and others complain about people complaining. What can you do?

Posted by Anonymous on 2010-04-01:
How do we know that signs *aren't* posted at the Burger King's people are complaining about? Pretty much, every fast food joint I've visited since this whole "limited or no tomato" thing has been going on; there have been signs post everywhere. Whether or not people choose to read these signs is completely different. It's not like this hasn't been in the news or in newspapers.
I didn't know it was such a life and death situation that I didn't get a tomato on my burger. If people are complaining that they should get some sort of money back for lack of tomato... maybe I should be charged just half of what a burger costs because I always get mine just ketchup only. But, I don't complain that I should get my half off because I'm a ketchup only person... why? Because I simply don't care. It's a burger. If they *did* put everything on it; I'd scrape it off. I guess I'm just low maintenance enough to where crap like that doesn't bother me.
Oh well. Guess we'll just continue to see the tomato complaints. Or the same people coming back the next day and complaining about it again.
Posted by Starlord on 2010-04-01:
Finally, people who think like me. You aren't getting tomato unless you ask for it, Boo-hoo!I have not liked tomato on my burgers for a long time now, because of the tomatoes we got in Arizona were grown in Mexico and tasted 'off.' I am also a purist who believes mayo has no place on a burger, Do I ask for a discount because I don't want it on my burger, shucks, no. Crystal orders her burgers plain, and puts a bit of ketchup on it, and I like mine dragged through the garden. I respect the OP because they didn't make their post then cancel any commenting. If one is going to post, let them at least have the guts to see what other people believe. No, they have to cut off any response to it.
Posted by bcd on 2010-04-01:
andbran,

Tomato is a fruit, not a vegetable.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-04-01:
bcd, I remember this from college. The US Supreme Court ruled that a tomato is a vegetable. I kid you not.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nix_v._Hedden
Posted by madconsumer on 2010-04-01:
bcd, exactly, if it comes from a flower, it is a fruit.
Posted by bcd on 2010-04-01:
By definition it is a fruit; but I won’t dispute the highest court in the land.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-04-01:
Sure does not taste like one
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-04-01:
Well Alex do teach me. Interpret the decision for me and provide a critically-thinking adult reference.

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