Dear 100 Hour Board,
In response to Board Question #53747 on Teriyaki Stix menu and bowl changes.
I have worked at the BYU Teriyaki Stix as a cook and line worker for over a year now, and I have seen three bowl changes and four menu changes. Part of the reason for the number of changes is that the Cougareat T-Stix is the number one selling T-Stix in the country (Our Subway is also number one in the western hemisphere) and when "Corporate" has ideas that they want to test, they test them here.
Like any legitimate business they are trying to make a profit while offering the best product available at a price you are willing to pay. That is why they have made a lot of the pricing and menu changes.
I think they have finally settled on what the menu is going to be (although I am just a humble employee and have no final say in the matter). The good news is that most of the old menu is back, along with fried rice and noodles at the same price as white and brown rice.
Concerning the size of the bowls, we actually weigh and measure what we put in every bowl, and those amounts haven't changed in the last 9 months, just the depth and shape of the bowl. They changed the quality of the bowls to a flimsier one in exchange for our new chicken (which is marinated overnight and char-grilled now) and that was totally worth it.
Besides the chicken being a better quality than we had before, all of the prices on our bowls have been reduced (the curry bowl is now cheaper than the other bowls again! yay). And we have a new steak bowl as well. The only sad loss was the delicious pork bowl (but it took forever to pull that pork, and I would burn my fingers all the time).
Well, I think that turned out as a commercial, but the food is good, and now it is cheaper :)
Hope that helps,
- Master Jay
...the Cougareat T-Stix is the number one selling T-Stix in the country...
Seriously? Like, for reals?
Wow. There's a claim to fame for ya.