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Author Topic: Miami F1 GP boss hits back at fake news about sky high food prices  (Read 43036 times)

Offline John S

Seems some social media posts about astronomical food prices at Miami GP may have been, well to put it bluntly, over exaggerated.
Like the Lobster roll at $280 - it was for more than one person, probably 10 people!  :o 
Still seems steep to a mere country lad like me.  :D

Nice to see plenty of fake news is always around when Donald is close by.  :DD


https://www.crash.net/f1/news/1048059/1/expensive-food-prices-including-280-lobster-rolls-defended-miami-gp-boss


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Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: Miami F1 GP boss hits back at fake news about sky high food prices
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2024, 06:47:27 PM »
$28 for a lobster roll portion is still too expensive. Especially if the proprietor is unsure as to whether that's for a complete portion or not.
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Offline Willy

Re: Miami F1 GP boss hits back at fake news about sky high food prices
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2024, 03:56:06 PM »
Any situation where people are basically captive and must purchase food from vendors that are available to them are always going to pay excessive food costs.  Anyone who has bought a beer and a hot dog at any major sports event will understand that.

Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Miami F1 GP boss hits back at fake news about sky high food prices
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2024, 07:06:03 PM »
Or popcorn and a Coke at the movies. >:D
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Re: Miami F1 GP boss hits back at fake news about sky high food prices
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2024, 09:31:34 PM »
Food and drink at ball games. Someone has to pay for their ridiculous salaries
Mark Twain once opined, "it's easier to con someone than to convince them they've been conned."

Offline cosworth151

Re: Miami F1 GP boss hits back at fake news about sky high food prices
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2024, 08:15:41 PM »
I heard the owner of the Chicago Cubs being interviewed several years ago. When he was asked why a beer costs so much at Wrigley Field, he answered "Because a starting pitcher costs so much."
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: Miami F1 GP boss hits back at fake news about sky high food prices
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2024, 10:07:02 PM »
25% markup over the same sort of meal is reasonable.

The trouble is that tuna rolls at a Michelin-star restaurant in London are $18-$23 a portion, depending on which one you choose. Bear in mind that Michelin-star restaurants can charge a premium that Miami can't, because they're selling better-quality food and (usually) deliberately don't have quite enough seating to fill demand on a regular evening, let alone peak.

If one decides the Michelin-star restaurant isn't in a position to charge anything over the odds, and even if one assumes the Miami food was Michelin-star quality (obviously it wouldn't be able to acquire one ahead of the event and I don't think they carry quite as much weight in North America as Europe in any case), Miami would be right at the top end of that. However, the availability thing most Michelin-star restaurants have means this is unlikely to be the case. Both manufacture a captive audience in different ways.
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