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by Alpha8472
October 21st, 2020, 12:08 am
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Oregon Plastic Bag Ban lifted if stores run out of paper bags
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Oregon Plastic Bag Ban lifted if stores run out of paper bags

I was at a Walmart in the San Francisco Bay Area and the entire store had run out of super thick plastic bags. The store did have tons of thin plastic bags. There is apparently no shortage of thin bags and the store probably had tons lying around in the back ready at a moment's notice. If stores neg...
by Alpha8472
October 21st, 2020, 12:01 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Costco adding self-checkouts again
Replies: 24
Views: 1475

Re: Costco adding self-checkouts again

The Winco in Brentwood, California has no self checkouts. They had some a few years ago, but for some reason they were removed. Brentwood is right next to the crime ridden city of Antioch. I am sure some of the awful people from Antioch probably were neglecting to ring up all of their items at the s...
by Alpha8472
October 20th, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Walgreens Closures Continue in San Francisco
Replies: 28
Views: 1353

Re: Walgreens Closures Continue in San Francisco

If Proposition 20 passes, stealing more than $250 in property can be prosecuted as a felony. Things may be changing for the better soon.
by Alpha8472
October 20th, 2020, 3:37 am
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Walgreens Closures Continue in San Francisco
Replies: 28
Views: 1353

Walgreens Closures Continue in San Francisco

Another Walgreens in San Francisco is closing due to out of control shoplifting. It is estimated that at least $1,000 in merchandise is stolen every day. This is the 8th Walgreens to close since the beginning of 2019. It is terrible that the employees are not allowed to stop shoplifters. Calling the...
by Alpha8472
October 19th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Costco adding self-checkouts again
Replies: 24
Views: 1475

Re: Costco adding self-checkouts again

What other warehouse stores use self checkout? I went to a WinCo and it did not have self checkout. I believe that the store might have had self checkout years ago.
by Alpha8472
October 16th, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Costco adding self-checkouts again
Replies: 24
Views: 1475

Re: Costco adding self-checkouts again

Sam's Club has had self checkout for some time. The self checkout machines have a hand held scanner and do not require you to put items in a bagging area. It works unless you have alcohol. An attendant must ring that up.
by Alpha8472
October 14th, 2020, 11:24 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Stores Returning to Regular Hours
Replies: 91
Views: 6695

Re: Stores Returning to Regular Hours

Grocery Outlet stores are run by individual owners and can set their own hours. The ones near me close at 9. Best Buy is 10 AM to 8 PM in the San Francisco Bay Area. However, they are not busy at all. Fry's is still 10 to 7. It is emptier than a Sears store these days. I also noticed the Walmart Nei...
by Alpha8472
October 14th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Lifting of Coronavirus restrictions on restaurants
Replies: 33
Views: 2245

Re: Lifting of Coronavirus restrictions on restaurants

I ate at a restaurant with outdoor dining in downtown Oakland, California last night. The streets had one lane of the 4 lane road converted to outdoor dining. They had a covered wooden structure and it was quite nice. I thought that Oakland would be dangerous and scary, but it was quite safe and ple...
by Alpha8472
October 12th, 2020, 1:18 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Death of AM/PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4448

Re: Death of AM/PM

I never pay for drinks at AMPM, nor donuts, nor 3 pack cookies. I always use the AMPM app and press the check in button. Then you play the scratcher game and you win either free medium drinks, free donut, free sandwich, or free 3 pack of cookies. I almost always win something. You do not even have t...
by Alpha8472
October 11th, 2020, 12:23 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Red Robin adds Donato's pizza to the menu
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Red Robin adds Donato's pizza to the menu

https://ww2.donatos.com/how-the-red-robin-and-donatos-partnership-came-together/ The dough is delivered fresh to Red Robin. Red Robin then makes a fresh pizza in 8-10 minutes which is about the same as a burger. Pizza sales improve traffic and does not hurt burger sales. It also gives Red Robin some...