Not liking Burger King right now

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Re: Not liking Burger King right now

Post by ga.prime » Thu May 02, 2019 8:22 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
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All the Pathobiology and Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies scientists going to be looking for a new job.
Does that mean dim witted Terry will finally go away and stop trolling us?
Theoretically.


where'd it come from, how'd it get there?

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Re: Not liking Burger King right now

Post by greybeard » Thu May 02, 2019 11:45 pm

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It's just business. Nothing personal.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/02/beyond-meat-ipo.html
Almost everyone, has their price I guess. I won't be investing in that one, no matter how good a future it may have, but there sure is a demographic that will.
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Re: Not liking Burger King right now

Post by True Grit Farms » Fri May 03, 2019 5:53 am

Burger King gives me gas.
If we'd of know this we'd of picked our own cotton.

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Re: Not liking Burger King right now

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Fri May 03, 2019 6:14 am

greybeard wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 11:45 pm
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 12:07 pm
It's just business. Nothing personal.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/02/beyond-meat-ipo.html
Almost everyone, has their price I guess. I won't be investing in that one, no matter how good a future it may have, but there sure is a demographic that will.
I won’t and never have used marijuana but I own stock in a company called Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. It has gone from $35 a share last summer to over $90 recently. I wish I could have gotten in on Beyond Meat but I wasn’t astute enough.
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Re: Not liking Burger King right now

Post by cowrancher75 » Fri May 03, 2019 6:42 am

great article in sustainable farming about this crap..



billionaire muslim pushing this stuff, wants to make all the world dairy and meat free.



lab grown meat will put out massive amounts of C02.. with all the water and energy needed to create this 'food'.

companies want this so they can eliminate all the middlemen... farmers, stockyards, packing plants, etc.. create and ship it all from one factory.. ==== MASSIVE profits.. insane profits.


so they'll keep pushing 'a greener world' but what they will actually do is put out an insane increase in pollution to 'feed' the world.

SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT.. DOUBLE STANDARDS

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Re: Not liking Burger King right now

Post by True Grit Farms » Fri May 03, 2019 6:57 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 6:14 am
greybeard wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 11:45 pm
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 12:07 pm
It's just business. Nothing personal.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/02/beyond-meat-ipo.html
Almost everyone, has their price I guess. I won't be investing in that one, no matter how good a future it may have, but there sure is a demographic that will.
I won’t and never have used marijuana but I own stock in a company called Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. It has gone from $35 a share last summer to over $90 recently. I wish I could have gotten in on Beyond Meat but I wasn’t astute enough.
Some folks will do anything for a dollar. I learned a long time ago to not value money over self-esteem.
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Re: Not liking Burger King right now

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Fri May 03, 2019 7:06 am

True Grit Farms wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 6:57 am
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 6:14 am
greybeard wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 11:45 pm

Almost everyone, has their price I guess. I won't be investing in that one, no matter how good a future it may have, but there sure is a demographic that will.
I won’t and never have used marijuana but I own stock in a company called Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. It has gone from $35 a share last summer to over $90 recently. I wish I could have gotten in on Beyond Meat but I wasn’t astute enough.
Some folks will do anything for a dollar. I learned a long time ago to not value money over self-esteem.
Lol, knew that was coming and from whom.

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Re: Not liking Burger King right now

Post by Luckiamute » Fri May 03, 2019 10:34 am

Burger King is supposedly on the verge of bankruptcy (so says my wife!) and desperate to try anything to get back market share in the fast food wars. They have closed a handful of locations in the region where I live and a couple of the other outlets have reduced business hours (probably due to the fact that they can't find employees, which is an issue in Oregon for service industry businesses) and their facilities are in need of remodels/upgrades/updates/etc. These are not great times for Burger King.

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Re: Not liking Burger King right now

Post by greybeard » Fri May 03, 2019 12:18 pm

They also own that Canadian coffee shop franchise..Tim Hortons I believe it is. They have some sort of cultish like fan base following..
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Re: Not liking Burger King right now

Post by CPil » Tue May 14, 2019 11:37 pm

My biggest gripe with this is that you shouldn't have to disparage someone else's product in order to market your own.

In terms of the environmental angle some are taking on this, we in the livestock industry need to be telling the true facts. Yes, cows emit methane, a greenhouse gas. But, the factories that are processing these lab-grown foods and fake plant burgers are going to be running on electricity which by and large has a huge carbon footprint (another greenhouse gas).

So both real beef and fake b*ef emit greenhouse gases, BUT methane only stays in the atmosphere for 12 years, while carbon can stay in the atmosphere for hundreds of years. So if one really cared about "climate change" and greenhouse gas emissions, they'd be running away from the fake, processed stuff.

But I think we all know none of this is about facts, and more about societal, cultural changes and its too bad that there are companies out there that will disparage other products and play to those consumer changes (and misplaced fears) just to earn a buck.

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Re: Not liking Burger King right now

Post by greybeard » Wed May 15, 2019 7:30 am

Earn a buck?
As of May 13 2019...
"Even after its public debut, the company remains in the red, with a loss of $29 million—one million dollars less than its 2017 losses. Revenue growth was offset by higher freight costs, a 111% increase in headcount and higher marketing expenses as the company continues to try to expand its reach.

Questionable Valuation
At $66 a share, Beyond Meat’s market cap is closing in on $4 billion. This means the company is currently valued at a little under 50 times annual sales. We'll say that again: not 50 times earnings; 50 times revenue. That's an extremely lofty valuation for a company that hasn’t yet brought in a single dollar of profit."
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Re: Not liking Burger King right now

Post by CPil » Wed May 15, 2019 8:37 am

greybeard wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 7:30 am
Earn a buck?
As of May 13 2019...
"Even after its public debut, the company remains in the red, with a loss of $29 million—one million dollars less than its 2017 losses. Revenue growth was offset by higher freight costs, a 111% increase in headcount and higher marketing expenses as the company continues to try to expand its reach.

Questionable Valuation
At $66 a share, Beyond Meat’s market cap is closing in on $4 billion. This means the company is currently valued at a little under 50 times annual sales. We'll say that again: not 50 times earnings; 50 times revenue. That's an extremely lofty valuation for a company that hasn’t yet brought in a single dollar of profit."
How many years was it before Amazon first started earning a profit?

I guess my original post should have said in pursuit of earning a buck!

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Re: Not liking Burger King right now

Post by greybeard » Wed May 15, 2019 8:58 am

CPil wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:37 am
greybeard wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 7:30 am
Earn a buck?
As of May 13 2019...
"Even after its public debut, the company remains in the red, with a loss of $29 million—one million dollars less than its 2017 losses. Revenue growth was offset by higher freight costs, a 111% increase in headcount and higher marketing expenses as the company continues to try to expand its reach.

Questionable Valuation
At $66 a share, Beyond Meat’s market cap is closing in on $4 billion. This means the company is currently valued at a little under 50 times annual sales. We'll say that again: not 50 times earnings; 50 times revenue. That's an extremely lofty valuation for a company that hasn’t yet brought in a single dollar of profit."
How many years was it before Amazon first started earning a profit?

I guess my original post should have said in pursuit of earning a buck!
Amazon..or Amazon.com?
For it's retail shipping business it took 14 years and it's still only generating a paltry 3.8%-4.2% profit.
It's retail end is basically still running at break even scale but it's advertising and other initiatives is where the real money is.....a Google clone.
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Re: Not liking Burger King right now

Post by Dave » Wed May 15, 2019 6:06 pm

I am officially boycotting Burger King. Of course that is pretty easy as it is at least a one hour drive to the nearest one.

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Re: Not liking Burger King right now

Post by CPil » Fri May 17, 2019 9:49 am

Well, with friends like these who needs enemies?



Cell-based meat startup secures backing from Cargill
Investment round raises US$12 million for Israel-based company
15 May 2019

US agribusiness Cargill is stepping up its interest in alternative proteins with an investment in Aleph Farms, an Israeli-based company that grows steaks from cattle cells.

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