Now, does it offer a good exchange rate?
I don’t think so.
Anyway, at least Euro tourists can buy food afore they hit a bank or whatever…
Sunday Sunday Sunday:
Clement St. Grand Opening!
Agricultural Institute of Marin is partnering with the Clement Street Merchants Association to bring the Inner Richmond San Francisco’s newest farmers market! Beginning June 23rd, join us every Sunday from 9am to 2pm, on Clement Street between 2nd and 4th Avenues, year-round, for what promises to be a great Sunday morning destination for foodies and families alike.
Read the news and turn the pages:
“Lord knows that Sundays at that part of Clement can be a bit depressing, what with infrequent bus service, a number of empty parking spaces, and lots and lots of closed storefronts abutting a handful of thriving businesses.”
For lease, for rent, “retirement sale,” going out of business sale, and on and on:
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Tell me how it goes.
Oh look, from District One Supe Eric Mar:
“Thank you to Peter Lauterborn from my office, the Clement Street Merchants Assn, Argonne Community Garden, Peabody elementary school PTA, Argonne elementary school PTO and many others for working with the great folks from Marin Agricultural Institute to organize our community farmer’s market! We are working hard to make it family friendly, and thanks to Foggy Notion, Seed Store, ParkLife, Green Apple, Cumaica Coffee House and Giorgio’s Pizzeria and other businesses too for helping to make this successful! [Signed] Eric Mar, District 1 Supervisor. If you have any suggestions or questions – contact Peter at 415-554-7411 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org“
And “youthful” (I mean, his relatively short Wiki entry uses the term 14 times, right?) aide Peter Lauterborn speaks his piece here.
The thing is is that some businesses on 3rd Avenue, where a couple block will get shut down weekly, don’t seem to be aware of the CSFM.
The Sloat Garden Center for one:
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I myself have no particular beef with the new farmer’s market* but I cry foul at the SFMTA-type, everybody’s-a-winner, everybody-supports-this-new-thing, just-wait-until-you-see-the-transformation-of-the-Inner-Richmond style of campaign behind it.
Anyway, Lord knows that Sundays at that part of Clement can be a bit depressing, what with infrequent bus service, a number of empty parking spaces, and lots and lots of closed storefronts abutting a handful of thriving businesses.
(One assumes that most customers of the 3rd Avenue Burger King and Sloat Gardens will figure another way of getting to and fro asides from approaching from the north.)
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*Indeed, I just might visit. Actually, I was out yesterday taking King and Messiah for a walk to a bakery on 3rd very near Clement.
Deliver me three Quad Stackers stat!
That’s what you’ll be saying soon enough, once BK Delivers gets going.
MEAT CHEESE BACON REPEAT. We really knew how to live back in the aughts:
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Mind you, Burger King has enough trouble in the notoriously high cost 415 without worrying about delivery, but read the news and turn the pages, below. (Looks like Oakland’s going to beat us, once again.)
“Burger King® Expands Its Delivery Service To Chicago, Los Angeles And San Francisco
Innovative Packaging Technology Delivers Hot, Freshly Prepared BK® Meals Directly to Guests in more Regions of the U.S.
MIAMI, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Burger King Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: BKW) invites guests in greater Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles to discover why TASTE IS KING(SM) from the comfort of their home or office as the BURGER KING® brand expands the BK(®) Delivers program. With as many as 20 participating restaurants in Chicago and Los Angeles and 15 more in the San Francisco Bay Area, guests can now enjoy their favorites, like the WHOPPER(®) sandwich and hot, crispy fries, delivered to the address of their choosing.
“BK(®) Delivers is already performing well in New York, Miami, Houston and greater Washington, D.C. As its popularity has grown, we have seen an increasing demand for the program in other markets,” said Alex Macedo, President of North America, Burger King Worldwide, Inc. ”Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago have some of our most loyal guests and the BURGER KING® brand is excited to offer them the opportunity to enjoy the food they love, delivered to them in the comfort of their home, dorm or office.
BK(®) Delivers allows guests in the delivery zone to customize and order their BK® favorites simply by visiting BKDelivers.com from a computer or mobile phone or by calling toll free to 855-ORDER-BK (855-673-3725). Guests receive hot food that is hot, and cold items which stay cold, thanks to BK(®) proprietary thermal packaging technology, all without leaving the comfort of their home or office. Best of all, the system remembers guests’ orders for simple, one touch ordering with each subsequent order.
BK(®) Delivers plans to continue to expand and be available in even more locations in the Chicago metropolitan area over the next several months, serving Lincoln Park, Evanston, Skokie, The Loop, Cicero, Downers Grove and Logan Square. In Southern California, BK® Delivers will be available across a wide area, including Central LA, Echo Park, Glendale, Burbank, Hollywood, Eagle Rock, Anaheim, Covina, Garden Grove, La Puente, Chinatown, Koreatown and Santa Ana. In the San Francisco bay area, service will be rolled out to Oakland, Union City, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, San Leandro, San Jose, Milpitas, Cupertino, Sunnyvale and Alum Rock shortly.
There are a wide variety of markets in which guests and franchisees have shown tremendous interest in receiving BK® Delivers. The company is looking to expand and would like its’ guests to have input on its’ direction. For those guests, whose cities aren’t mentioned above, that would like to see BK(®) Delivers come to them, please visit BKDelivers.com and log your zip code to let BURGER KING(®) know where you live; then simply add your email address to get alerts once BK® Delivers arrives in your area.
BK(®) Delivers is currently available in New York, Miami, Houston and greater Washington, D.C. It has shown wide scale traction since its inception, including the ability to attract and maintain loyal customers with an amazing loyalty program that offers up FREE sandwiches and exciting news surrounding the BK® Delivers program.
With a minimum food order of $10, guests can choose from a wide variety of established favorites, as well as popular new limited time menu items. These include the brand’s signature WHOPPER(®) sandwich, as well as the new Loaded Tater Tots(TM)and its line of real fruit smoothies. Orders can be placed during delivery operating hours of 11 am until 10 pm. Delivery must be to a physical address that falls within a delivery zone of a participating restaurant. Delivery times and prices vary by location.
Please visit BKDelivers.com to see the complete menu or for a list of participating restaurants.
Follow us on our BK® Delivers Facebook or visit our Twitter page for exciting promotions and to see when it will be available in your area.
ABOUT BURGER KING WORLDWIDE, INC.
Founded in 1954, BURGER KING(®) (NYSE: BKW) is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER(®), the BURGER KING(®) system operates in nearly 13,000 locations serving over 11 million guests daily in 86 countries and territories worldwide. Approximately 97 percent of BURGER KING(®) restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. To learn more about Burger King Worldwide, please visit the company’s website at www.bk.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
SOURCE Burger King Worldwide, Inc.
Burger King Worldwide, Inc.
As seen from Van Ness:
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You’d never see this back in the day, I’ll tell you. Back then, you’d never see this kind of sign at a fast food place.
Back then, the signs you’d see on this topic always used to say, “NOT ACCEPTING EBT” and the like.
Like at the Real Foods in Cow Hollow, for instance.
But things are changing…
Well here it is, the before and after of the San Francisco Happy Meal from McDonalds.
Today’s the day that the San Francisco’s Healthy Meal Incentives Ordinance kicks in. The upshot is that now you have to donate 10 cents to Ronald McDonald House in order to get the toy.
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(Note the apple slices in the upper right. They’ve been around for a while.)
But uh oh, is Micky Dee’s charging sales tax on the donation? Yes it is. I cry foul.* (Uh, San Francisco McDonaldses, can you do that? Do you need to rejigger your registers?)
This sign was just put up. It’s all “10 cents adds a toy.”
Now I’ll tell you, I can recall buying a Hamburger Happy Meal in Palo Alto last year for exactly two-fitty ($2.50). It had more fries plus the free toy (but it didn’t have apple slices or a slice of cheese for the burger.) Anyway, prices be going up, it seems.
*So, the only reason to charge sales tax is if the 10-cent purported “donation” is actually for the “retail sale of tangible personal property,” right? So which is it, a donation or a sale? I mean if I donated money to Ronald McDonald House on Scott Street, they sure as Hell wouldn’t tack on sales tax, would they? Mmmm… I paid ten cents extra to get a toy, right? Thinking out loud here, could it be that, as far as San Francisco is concerned, the 10 cents shows that the toy isn’t included “for free” and therefore the sale need not comply with the HMIO, but as far as the state of California is concerned, McD’s is just selling the toy for 10 cents, so therefore, obviously, a penny needs to be collected and forwarded to Sacramento for each sale? (But of course, if you walk up and offer your 10-cent donation for just the toy, they’ll say, “No dice.” They used to charge $2 for toy only purchases). Have the legal advisers for area McDonalds restaurants thought this through? I don’t know. Anyway, the approach they’re taking appears to be a giant F.U. to the City and County of San Francisco. I’ll tell you, the path they’re on is full of rusty nails and garbage pails. Just saying. But hey, what about McDonalds Corporation in Oak Brook, Illinois? Did they sign off on this? I wonder. (Did they indemnify the local owners? By contract, or, you know, some other way. I’m just curious about who came up with this ten cent idea.) Anyway, this is me thinking aloud, just raising issues. I can’t wrap my head around “ten cents adds a toy” and how that relates to state tax law. Like when I got my Android phone plus two-year contract for $50, I had to pay another $50 or so in sales tax because the phone is worth far more than $50. For example…
Actually, never had a BK Stacker myself, but I ‘member this garbage bin cover/poster from a few years back anyway.
Understand that the Quad is an off-menu item at best these days, oh well.
But we’ll have our memries, won’t we?
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(And those memories are probably a lot better than the reality, based upon this photo of a real-life Quad Stacker from back in the day. Oh well)
The typical Happy Meal (or Kids’ Meal or what have you) with an included toy has just been banned in the City and County of San Francisco. Check it:
“This legislation is aimed at promoting healthy eating habits and to address issues related to childhood obesity. The legislation encourages restaurants to provide healthier meal options. To provide an incentive item, meals must contain fruits and vegetables, not exceed 600 calories, and must not have beverages that have excessive fat or sugar.”
Today’s vote at the Board of Supervisors was 8-3, which means that any veto from Mayor Gavin Newsom would get overridden with a quickness, one would presume. Robble robble, indeed.
Legislation author and District One Supervisor Eric Mar is aiming to “challenge the restaurant industry.” Well, mission accomplished.
Get all the deets from this uploaded doc: Healthymlsdig3
So, either McDonalds will alter its menu accordingly or you won’t be able to get the likes of these Barbie dolls, these “Youth-Focused Incentive Items” in the 415 come December 1, 2011:
The upshot is that McDonald’s es infeliz. Muy infeliz. See?
“Just after the vote, McDonald’s spokeswoman Danya Proud said, ‘We are extremely disappointed with today’s decision. It’s not what our customers want, nor is it something they asked for.’”
So there you go.
All the deets:
“Supervisor Eric Mar’s Healthy Meal Legislation passes with a supermajority
The Healthy Meal Legislation sets nutritional standards for restaurant food that is accompanied by toys or other youth focused incentive items. Supervisor Eric Mar’s legislation is co-sponsored by Supervisors Campos, Chiu and Avalos and was supported by a broad coalition of grassroots community organizations, parents and health professionals. Supervisors Avalos, Campos, Chiu, Daly, Dufty, Mar, Maxwell, and Mirkarimi voted in support of the legislation.
This legislation is aimed at promoting healthy eating habits and to address issues related to childhood obesity. The legislation encourages restaurants to provide healthier meal options. To provide an incentive item, meals must contain fruits and vegetables, not exceed 600 calories, and must not have beverages that have excessive fat or sugar.
“This is a tremendous victory for our children’s health. Our children are sick. Rates of obesity in San Francisco are disturbingly high, especially among children of color,” said Supervisor Eric Mar. “This is a challenge to the restaurant industry to think about children’s health first and join the wide range of local restaurants that have already made this commitment.”
The effective date of the legislation is December 1, 2011.
What the suits had to say about this plus Your Amended Legislative Digest, after the jump.
Just saw the one here. Color me sheltered but I’ve never seen a cockroach in a fast food restaurant before.
In mitigation, you would only notice it from outside, that’s how close it was to the main door.
Big old support beam on the right, front door / window on the left, about five feet above the floor.
(You can see the support beam in this shot from Google Street View)
“On May 20, 2004, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors amended the San Francisco Health Code with the “symbol of excellence” ordinance, no.80-04,(1999-2000 bill number: sb180, author: sher), that recognizes the food preparation and service food establishments that exemplify high standards of food safety. The ordinance also requires food establishments that prepare and serve foods to post their current food safety inspection report on the premises so as to be clearly visible to patrons of the establishment. We anticipate that both of these changes will create strong incentives for food safety.
The Symbol is issued only to a food preparation and service establishment and will include a food preparation and service establishment operating in conjunction with a food product and marketing establishment. The Symbol will be not issued to a catering facility, a temporary facility, food demonstrations, commissary, and vending machines.
The Symbol is issued only to establishments that receive three successive scores of ninety (90) percent or higher with no major violations as set forth in the food inspection report.
Ordinances for Symbol of Excellence: “Symbol of Excellence” Ordinance, no.80-04,(1999-2000 bill number: sb180, author: sher)