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by Lissa Kreisler,posted May 30 2014 9:29AM
Still in a state of shock over the info we had this morning.
The BIG mark up on movie food….as if we didn’t already know this.
But to see the actual numbers.
Let’s say a large bucket of popcorn sells for $8. It costs the movie theaters 90 cents.
A large soda sells for what? $6. It costs them 51 cents…and that covers the cup, lid and straw.
And a box of candy sells for what? $4.25…it costs the movie theater around $2.
So when I go to the movies I start with $20. The ticket is usually 10-50…and then with my small popcorn and medium coke zero at 9:50…there goes my $20.
I have a friend who years ago worked for one of the big fast food chains in the accounting department. He would never order an iced tea when we’d go to dinner and one time I asked him why. He said he couldn’t because he always remembered it cost 2 cents for that iced tea yet they sold it for $3.