Sunday, August 5, 2012

Fail: Government funded Amtrak is losing money selling $10 hamburgers...

Perhaps they should let Chick-fil-A take over.

Via The Times:
Amtrak lost more than $800 million on its food and beverage services over the last 10 years, largely because of waste, employee theft and lack of proper oversight, government auditors have found. [...]
Mr. Alves, who issued a report on the problem last year, estimated that theft by Amtrak food service employees could cost the agency $4 million to $7 million annually. According to charts shown by Republican committee staff members during the hearing, Amtrak charges about $2 for a soft drink, but the cost to taxpayers is about $3.40 when labor is included. A $9.50 hamburger on the train costs taxpayers $16, the charts showed. Labor adds nearly 60 percent to food and beverage costs.
H/T Glenn Reynolds

1 comment:

Nicholas Fitzgerald said...

This has to be on purpose. How else can you loose money on a $10 hamburger? If I could get into that market slot I'd be rich by Tuesday!