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Bruno's grocery store has "EBT Approved" on fried chicken.
http://brunos.com/ ^ | 6.15.12 | Me

Posted on 06/15/2012 9:59:10 AM PDT by MrPiper

Bruno's grocery store (in the south) has orange "EBT Approved" stickers on their fried chicken boxes and ready made foot long sandwiches in Mobile Al.

I called 1 877 247 4440 to complain.


TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: ebt
Is this what EBT cards (food stamps) are for?
1 posted on 06/15/2012 9:59:18 AM PDT by MrPiper
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To: MrPiper

That’s nothin’. The WalMart in my town has “wic approved” on flavored coffee creamers. ;-)

I don’t take any of these programs seriously any more. I haven’t for a long time, actually.


2 posted on 06/15/2012 10:02:14 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: MrPiper

LOL. I first read that as “BET approved”.


4 posted on 06/15/2012 10:07:04 AM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: MrPiper

We have a local Papa Murphy’s which makes take’n bake pizza. They have an EBT sign in their front window. On the plus side, they do not sell cooked food (they don’t even have an oven on the premisis) and thier pizza is very inexpensive and very good.

Delicous, but not all that nutritious.


5 posted on 06/15/2012 10:15:21 AM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: MrPiper

I called 1 877 247 4440 to complain.


And the response to your complaint was? Care to share?


6 posted on 06/15/2012 10:16:07 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport
And the response to your complaint was?

The nice lady said it was legal to buy those items with foods stamps and this was just advertising. I advised her I would not go back to the store, have a good day. (she just works there, no since in yelling)

7 posted on 06/15/2012 10:29:26 AM PDT by MrPiper
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To: MrPiper

I can’t fault the businesses for adapting to the environment that has been created for them by government.

Bruno’s has to sell their products. Clearly the EBT is a large source of payment in that area.

I blame the government for creating the conditions that make it necessary for so many people to use food stamps, and for allowing EBT to be used for all kinds of crazy stuff.


8 posted on 06/15/2012 10:30:43 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: MrPiper

One day, I was at the Safeway deli, and a guy was asking which sandwiches he could get with EBT. They told him that he could get any of the uncooked sandwiches. But, by that measure, it would seem like fried chicken would be excluded. Maybe it depends on the state.


9 posted on 06/15/2012 10:33:22 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: MrPiper

I advised her I would not go back to the store, have a good day.


Yep that your right to shop where you want to and it’s their right to merchandise items that are legal to sell. Both rights are being exercised. Have a nice one.


10 posted on 06/15/2012 10:34:24 AM PDT by deport
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To: Retired Greyhound

Agreed. You can’t fault businesses for trying to function in the current regulatory environment.

If we don’t like people buying prepared food with EBT, the proper channel for complaints is with our legislators.


11 posted on 06/15/2012 10:35:41 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: MrPiper

I really don’t see what the big deal is.

If they bought the chicken raw, it would cost $4-$5. So they paid a couple of extra dollars for it to be cooked. If they cooked it themselves it would cost $0.50. So they probably paid $1.50 extra for a whole chicken.

They are buying food and they aren’t buying $10/lb steaks like some people on food stamps do.

Let them buy a cooked chicken and spend an extra hour trying to find a job in the Obama economy.


12 posted on 06/15/2012 10:36:26 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: B Knotts

These EBT/Prepared food issues are state specific.


13 posted on 06/15/2012 10:40:13 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: MrPiper
Probably easier for them to put stickers on the food than have a food beggar (I hate the constant terminology change to hide the fact these people are beggars at best) have a hissy fit and ruin some food at the checkout just because she would have to pay her cash for it instead of having the federales take mine.
14 posted on 06/15/2012 10:53:17 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: MrPiper

Taco bell and KFC lobbied to get approved, so why not fried chicken from the grocery store??? What’s the big deal?


16 posted on 06/15/2012 10:59:54 AM PDT by Cousin Eddie
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To: MrPiper

Do they also have the EBT stickers on their watermelons?


17 posted on 06/15/2012 11:00:29 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: MrPiper

People gotta eat and while I disagree with their food choices it’s theirs to make and it is the currently within the prerogative of a business owner to get more customers.

I don’t think the cards ought to be used anywhere but a grocery store but how would it be enforced....

The cost for implementing a technological cattle chute would be astronomical and there would, of course, be exemptions.


18 posted on 06/15/2012 11:02:07 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: Vendome
I don’t think the cards ought to be used anywhere but a grocery store but how would it be enforced....

It would be simple to have the bar code specific for rice, beans, eggs, flour, salt and milk. We are so doomed as a socialist country.

19 posted on 06/15/2012 11:08:56 AM PDT by MrPiper
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To: MrPiper
Homeless people qualify for EBT.

Homeless people have no kitchen to prepare hot food in.

20 posted on 06/15/2012 11:13:35 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: MrPiper

Originally they were not valid for buying prepared foods. But the bureaucrats reversed that after studies showing today’s welfare recipient was too stupid to cook for themselves.

The sticker is probably just to prevent aggravating delays at the checkout as EBT customers are told all of the items in their cart that aren’t eligible.


21 posted on 06/15/2012 11:17:17 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MrPiper

C’mon baby, lets all rap it now:

It’s free, swipe you EBT!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luo40WjBKWI


22 posted on 06/15/2012 11:19:26 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: PapaBear3625
Homeless people have no kitchen to prepare hot food in.

ramen noodles will soften in tap water. I can start a fire with sticks and good thoughts.

Abolish min wage. As I said, we are at the end as a country.

23 posted on 06/15/2012 11:23:18 AM PDT by MrPiper
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To: Buckeye McFrog
EBT customers blood suckers
24 posted on 06/15/2012 11:26:56 AM PDT by MrPiper
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To: MrPiper

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IGfe2tAUbM
“My EBT” by Mr. EBT


25 posted on 06/15/2012 11:37:05 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: MrPiper

At my local Wal-mart, after the fried chicken has sat under the heat lamp for as long as its allowed, it gets repackaged, put in the fridge and sold as cold fried chicken. Since now it needs to be reheated, it is no longer prepared, and they let the customers know with a helpful EBT approved sign by the item.
Still costs just as much as the fresh though.

Of course if the food stamp program were run properly the only thing you could get is jugs of tap water and bags of the nutritional food substance you see getting handed out to starving children in the third world.
Strangely enough I would expect to save over 99% of the current budget and the poor here would be better fed. Eating less sugar (pop) and shortening (fried food) would improve the health of almost every EBT parasite I have seen.


26 posted on 06/15/2012 11:50:14 AM PDT by Hardslab
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To: B Knotts

KFC, McDonalds, BK, and Wendy’s all take EBT in some states.


27 posted on 06/15/2012 12:03:18 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: MrPiper

A local (Topeka, KS) gas station sells chicken strips and other assorted junk food, with the ‘EBT approved’ sticker, at their hot lunch counter.

The trick is they keep them cold...you buy it with EBT...walk two feet to a microwave, and heat it up.

Presto - EBT buys hot food.


28 posted on 06/15/2012 12:09:49 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: DannyTN

I have an EBT card, but it’s for child support that i get from my grandson’s mother. It’s not food stamps.


29 posted on 06/15/2012 12:40:53 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (It's not what I do but the way I do it, it's not what I say but the way I say it. (Mae West))
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To: PapaBear3625

In MI, the arguing point for cooked food was for seniors who may have dementia/ Alzheimer’s, and cooking may be dangerous.
I’m wondering how they drive to get to KFC.


30 posted on 06/15/2012 2:45:56 PM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: cuban leaf
I called 1 877 247 4440 to complain.

What's the number? The government? Don't expect any answer there. If it's for the store, well, I can't blame the poor store-owner for trying to drum up some business.

31 posted on 06/15/2012 3:24:42 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: MrPiper

LoL, I think Red Bull is ebt approved, too..Considering the cost of my Red Bull habit weekly, maybe I should apply for Food Stamps.

BTW, I didn’t even know Bruno’s was still in business after the original Bruno died.


32 posted on 06/15/2012 3:29:29 PM PDT by sockmonkey (I will vote for Romney to get Obama out of the White House..)
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LoL, I think Red Bull is ebt approved, too

Energy drinks are not approved, in any state.

33 posted on 06/15/2012 3:39:35 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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I’m wondering how they drive to get to KFC.

Delivery.

34 posted on 06/15/2012 5:54:23 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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