View Full Version : Re: Bike Racks
September 12th 03, 12:44 PM
Kurt Polakoff wrote:
> Although I give Burger King high marks for having the BK Veggie Burger,
> I am disgusted that they don't want business from bicyclists.
Do you have any knowledge as to who owns this particular BK?
Most are franchises, not company stores.
September 14th 03, 01:15 AM
(Kurt Polakoff) wrote in message >...
> Eventhough this Burger King is located just
> two blocks from the very popular Pinellas Trail, it has no bike rack.
> So, I decided to try the drive-up window instead. The young lady on the
> PA system informed me that they absolutely refuse to serve customers on
> bicycles through their drive-thru. I promptly stated that since no bike
> rack exists, I'll take my business elsewhere.
Rather than complain, I think the thing to do is get them to see how
putting in proper bicycle facilities (especially in their location)
will increase profits. You can download the following document:
http://www.bicyclealliance.org/transportation/sbblarge.pdf and then
provide it to them as a resource.
Deal with the owner/manager -- the front line personnel won't care.
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September 14th 03, 01:32 AM
(Claire Petersky) writes:
> (Kurt Polakoff) wrote in message >...
> > Eventhough this Burger King is located just two blocks from the
> > very popular Pinellas Trail, it has no bike rack. So, I decided
> > to try the drive-up window instead. The young lady on the PA
> > system informed me that they absolutely refuse to serve customers
> > on bicycles through their drive-thru. I promptly stated that
> > since no bike rack exists, I'll take my business elsewhere.
> Rather than complain, I think the thing to do is get them to see how
> putting in proper bicycle facilities (especially in their location)
> will increase profits.
Complain to your city council. There's an ordinance in Palo Alto,
California, requiring all businesses with drive-up windows for
cars to accept bicycles. Then you can tell the manager that his
only legal choices are to server everyone or shut down his
drive-through window. You'll also have legal grounds for filing
a formal complaint with the city.
My real name backwards: nemuaZ lliB
Keith F. Lynch
October 9th 03, 02:02 AM
Kurt Polakoff > wrote:
> I spent several minutes looking for a bike rack or anything else I
> could use to lock the bike to while I ran inside, but couldn't find
> anything appropriate.
No light poles or telephone poles?
> The young lady on the PA system informed me that they absolutely
> refuse to serve customers on bicycles through their drive-thru.
Phone the manager. Make sure that's really policy, not something the
young lady just made up. If it is really policy, write a letter to
their headquarters in Miami, asking if this is company policy or just
something that manager just made up.
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