The price increase at Gray’s Papaya does bug the shit out of me, even though it doesn’t price me out of the market. C’mon, $1.50 per hot dog is not a big deal. Nothing at all. But, it irritates me that they didn’t announce the price increase, as they have in the past.
I would have had my story up earlier, but a pretty big magazine expressed some interest and then bailed. So, after the jump, you’ll get the backstory, a cool hot dog price chart and links to other interesting articles on the price increase.
I wanted to get my Gray’s Papaya story up much earlier, but it was held up by the magazine. But, the book was in the throes of death, as I learned from the editor who reviewed my query:
[Corporate] told us on Thursday that they will wind down the website, so we’re not in the market for anything … except new jobs.
I’m sorry to hear about the guys at the magazine who are at risk of losing their jobs (word is, the hammer has already come down).
So, I had to push to get it up quickly, and I wasn’t able to put together a hot dog price chart. Fortunately, I was able to find one at EconompicData. So, many thanks for the legwork!
EconompicData put together a great story on the subject, so I do suggest that you give it a look. Also, take a look at a few other articles on the Gray’s Papaya price increase.
Oh, and at $4.45, I have my doubts as to whether the savings is still a full dollar. I’ll have to see if they’ve replaced that sign as well.
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