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Posted by: get her done ( )
Date: October 25, 2011 03:18PM

Lawful or not?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/25/2011 03:19PM by get her done.

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Posted by: runtu ( )
Date: October 25, 2011 03:21PM

It's like free birthday meals. They're counting on the missionary bringing his/her family, who will all be paying.

Just a marketing gimmick. When we passed it the other day, DW said, "We should dig out our old missionary nametags and see if they'll give us a free meal."

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Posted by: omreven ( )
Date: October 25, 2011 03:56PM

Everybody has a birthday, not everybody is a missionary.

It's annoying, but what can 'ya do?

Otherwise, we all know which restaurant to avoid on Wednesdays.

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Posted by: runtu ( )
Date: October 25, 2011 04:04PM

Wednesday is when new missionaries enter the MTC. They are almost always accompanied by their families, and if they're coming from the north, they will be getting off at University Parkway to get to the MTC.

So, the banner is there for all those people driving to the MTC on Wednesday mornings. What a blessing! The first restaurant they pass is offering a free meal to their missionary son or daughter.

Religious discrimination? Sure, but I'm certain IHOP does a brisk business on Wednesday mornings.

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Posted by: nomilk ( )
Date: October 25, 2011 03:21PM

Those kids will travel as far was they can get away with (locally we have milage limits) for a free meal.



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Posted by: Every Member a Janitor ( )
Date: October 25, 2011 03:25PM


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Posted by: bignevermo ( )
Date: October 25, 2011 03:59PM

hell they dont have to charge anybody for that matter
!oops edited for update....perhaps i am wrong!! after RP weighed in i have to reassess!
i guess that why i dont have a JD!!! :)



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Posted by: Itzpapalotl ( )
Date: October 25, 2011 04:12PM

I seem to get food poisoning or stomach discomfort everytime I eat there. Even the coffee has made me ill. If you have to do a dive, there's always Denny's and VI.

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Posted by: Sateda ( )
Date: October 25, 2011 04:19PM

... a complaint for doing exactly that. A missionary from another denomination asked for the discount. It created quite a stir in the media for a short time. I honestly do not remember the outcome, but price discrimination is illegal in most cases. Apparently, IHOP did not hear about the previous case.

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Posted by: no-mo-mo ( )
Date: October 25, 2011 05:36PM

They should've given the discount to the missionary regardless of denomination, that would've been the easiest thing to do.

I guess birthday discounts are illegal too then.

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: October 25, 2011 04:25PM

Does 'Missionary POSITION' qualify???

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Posted by: RPackham ( )
Date: October 25, 2011 05:01PM

Somebody in Orem or Provo should take a photo of the ad or sign and send it to the Freedom From Religion Foundation in Madison, WI. They have been successful in putting a stop to such religious discounting, such as restaurants which give a discount to people who bring in a copy of the program from their church's Sunday services.

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