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bayoubengals88
Wisconsin Fan
LA
Member since Sep 2007
8122 posts

Rum House, its been a good run
My girlfriend and I used to eat and drink there on Tuesday night for $30-35

Now it's $50
Salsa - $6.95 (used to be $2)
Queso - $7.95
Tacos - $3 instead of $2
Beer - $3 instead of $2

No thanks. Im done. Boycott.


Trout Bandit
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2012
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re: Rum House, its been a good run
Ever heard of inflation?


NimbleCat
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re: Rum House, its been a good run
Food costs are at a historical low vs. inflation right now from what I was told by a family member that owns over 40 fast food restaurants. Their business model and sourcing could be different though.

Rum House could be cashing in on their popularity, realizing that people are going to eat there regardless.

Rum House could be trying to obtain a more discriminating crowd in their establishment (read less culcha).

Or, it could be inflation.


bayoubengals88
Wisconsin Fan
LA
Member since Sep 2007
8122 posts

re: Rum House, its been a good run
Well, as an American history teacher and a money board contributor, yes I have.
Inflation hasn't really happened in America this decade.
Ever heard of supply and demand? The demand wasn't as high tonight with the increase in prices. Take this from someone who's gone a dozen or more times.


bayoubengals88
Wisconsin Fan
LA
Member since Sep 2007
8122 posts

re: Rum House, its been a good run
Thoughtful response, but the culcha was still present tonight.


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tigersfirst
LSU Fan
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Member since Apr 2013
631 posts

re: Rum House, its been a good run
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Well, as an American history teacher and a money board contributor, yes I have.
Inflation hasn't really happened in America this decade.
Ever heard of supply and demand?


So you are an American history teacher (assuming high school), post on an anonymous message board about finances, and those are the credentials you want to throw around to show you know a thing or two about inflation?

I took Charles Roussel for micro and macro in 2008. Got a question about inflation? AMA.


bayoubengals88
Wisconsin Fan
LA
Member since Sep 2007
8122 posts

re: Rum House, its been a good run
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I took Charles Roussel for micro and macro in 2008. Got a question about inflation? AMA.


formal economics education or not, we can both agree that this country has been closer to deflation than it has been to inflation in the past five years.

I'm kind of into the history of economics...how many people can say that? But I'm also still buzzed from my expensive visit to Rum House, but I thought that was obvious.


Paul Allen
Notre Dame Fan
Boca Raton, FL
Member since Nov 2007
47692 posts

re: Rum House, its been a good run
Their parking situation is abhorrent


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hungryone
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Member since Sep 2010
5849 posts

re: Rum House, its been a good run
I just had sticker shock at Truck Farm Tavern, way out in the middle of nowhere (St Rose). $15 bacon cheeseburger in a very casual restaurant without tablecloths or any sort of refined service. $14 for a smoked chicken entree salad, $18 for a seared beef tenderloin salad. It's out in the sticks but posting in town prices. Crazy.....


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Martini
North Carolina Fan
Clayton, GA
Member since Mar 2005
38715 posts

re: Rum House, its been a good run
Maybe they realized they could not turn a profit on a $2 taco or beer. Maybe the rent went up. Maybe their insurance went up. Maybe the utilities went up. Maybe just maybe their labor went up in an extremely tight labor market.

Or maybe they don't like cheap arse history teachers.


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Jones
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re: Rum House, its been a good run
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Tacos - $3 instead of $2
Beer - $3 instead of $2


Is this a special or happy hour?

What beer is now $3?

I never remember tacos being $2


bayoubengals88
Wisconsin Fan
LA
Member since Sep 2007
8122 posts

re: Rum House, its been a good run
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What beer is now $3?

Many beers were $2, now they're $3 and up.

quote:

I never remember tacos being $2

Tacos were always $2 on Tuesday.

I'm not complaining so much about $3 beer and tacos as I am SEVEN DOLLAR non refillable salsa (which used to be $2).


t00f
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Member since Jul 2016
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re: Rum House, its been a good run
Those have to be happy hour prices


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Gauge
Member since Mar 2014
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re: Rum House, its been a good run
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I'm not complaining so much about $3 beer and tacos as I am SEVEN DOLLAR non refillable salsa (which used to be $2).


When they opened in 2009, the salsa was $4.


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NIH
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re: Rum House, its been a good run
when did culture start going to rum house?


lionward2014
Notre Dame Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2015
2833 posts

re: Rum House, its been a good run
It's honestly not worth going to outside of happy hour and/or Tuesdays (and $3 isn't much of a special anymore since most are around $4 anyway). The two tacos and two sides plate is like $13 and the three tacos and one side plate is like $15, that's outrageous. Drink prices aren't unreasonable, but the amount they charge for tacos keeps me away.


Trout Bandit
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2012
6490 posts

re: Rum House, its been a good run
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Inflation hasn't really happened in America this decade.

When it comes to food it has.


Brettesaurus Rex
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2009
31886 posts

re: Rum House, its been a good run
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Salsa - $6.95 (used to be $2)

That's absolutely insane.


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Paul Allen
Notre Dame Fan
Boca Raton, FL
Member since Nov 2007
47692 posts

re: Rum House, its been a good run
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When it comes to food it has.


Example(s)?

Seems like a dozen of eggs have been $2.75-$3.50 for at least a decade now.


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Winston Cup
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re: Rum House, its been a good run
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Beer - $3 instead of $2



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