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A reason to bring lunch to work

March 26th, 2009 at 06:18 pm

Has anyone heard the recent Qdoba commercials? The announcer talks about how you could bring your lunch to work, but "your briefcase will smell like lunchmeat" and "you'll eat alone" and "you'll be the office equivalent of the crazy cat lady"....or at least I think those are the claims.

Then, it goes on to push some lunch "special" that is just $6.99. JUST?! I know that's comparable to lunch prices at other places, but for $6.99 I could buy my lunches for the week at the grocery store. So, their ad isn't working for me. As a matter of fact, it's having the opposite effect. I'll make sure to bring my lunch! I don't carry a briefcase, I don't eat lunchmeat, and we have a fridge at work, so the only thing I have to worry about is eating alone. No worries! I don't mind it at all. I often eat while I read a book, or eat quickly and then go for a walk anyhow.

Please note: I'm not knocking Qdoba. As a matter of fact, I've never eaten there. Maybe for some special occasion I'll try it...if I come up with a coupon, that is Smile

4 Responses to “A reason to bring lunch to work”

  1. disneysteve Says:

    It is kind of odd for any business to be running a commercial today that criticizes people for being more careful with their spending. In fact, I keep seeing more and more commercials that play on the bad economy to promote themselves.

    $6.99 for lunch at work? No way. $1.99 for a frozen dinner on sale or less than that for something homemade is the way to go for me. So $6.99 (plus tax) would get me about 4 days of lunches.

  2. whitestripe Says:

    honestly, who puts their lunch IN THEIR BRIEFCASE???
    that's just gross.

  3. Ima saver Says:

    My husband has taken his lunch in his cooler every day that we have lived here (25 years) He generally takes leftovers and has a microwave at each job to warm it up, or he takes sandwiches.
    We laugh at how much his framing crew spends on lunch every day. They have to take an hour off (lose that pay) drive to town and order lunch with tip.
    My dh sits down for 5 minutes, eats, and goes back to work. No loss of pay. It saves money, big time!!

  4. M E 2 Says:



    Yeah, I heard that commercial about 4-6 weeks ago and I was not only aghast but somewhat insulted. Not so much because I do more so than not pack a lunch, but the fact that with the way the economy currently is, to be ridiculing people for packing their lunches. @@ W T F !???!

    I expect them to push their restaurant, I mean they are paying for a commercial, but to do it in THAT way.
    That is either lousy leadership, lousy marketing department and/or both!

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