Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Sandwich Quandary

The Wawa charges $4.70 for a sandwich with meat and cheese. I can add as many condiments as I want and the price is still the same. I'm not sure if the price is different with different types of bread, but I always get the whole wheat shortie roll with lettuce, onions and yellow peppers.

Today, I decided to get a Veggie sandwich instead of the meat. The same roll, with Swiss cheese, tomato, lettuce, onions, peppers and pickles cost $3.70. Are they charging me a dollar for the meat? Since the price for the meat sandwich would be the same regardless of the condiments I added, am I being charged $3.70 for a roll and two slices of cheese?

It seems to me that the Veggie sandwich (which I refer to as a "Condiment Sandwich") should be significantly less than the meat one – to the tune of about 3 dollars less. How much should a roll and two slices of cheese cost? It doesn't seem right that I can load-up a meat sandwich with as many condiments as I want, and if all I do is subtract the meat I only save a dollar.

Perhaps Wawa is adding-in an "assembly charge?"


Anna said...

I can't get over the name Wawa. Is that a chain up there?

Anthony said...

A big one. From northern Virginia through New York and eastern Pennsylvania. They're a big convenience store with gasoline. Open 24 hours for drunks and kids.

Not quite as funny as Piggly Wiggly, but pretty good.

Anonymous said...

If you're ever in St Louis (and why would you ever be?) be sure to check out Schnucks supermarket. Schnuck sounds ike schnook, but it's the mid-west, so you can be sure they don't get it. I spent a year in the mid-west one month.

- Paul W.