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Coney BBQ and 2018 Food Reviews

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Works great!
Also I may suggest taking a screen shot of the QR code it generates for your pass in case there are any connectivity issues.


From the app, you can simply add your pass to pass book, then you don't need to load the app or rely on conductivity. At least for iPhone.



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So, I finally tried the Tri-Tip last night before Haunt started and it seemed really tough; is this how it's supposed to be? Also, it seemed super expensive compared to what I normally get (Pulled Pork sandwich and Mac and Cheese), but maybe the guy rang in up weird.

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IDK, I’m one of the harshest critics of the food department but I can tell you that I’ve never gotten food from Coney BBQ that was between good and excellent. 

Yeah, the register thing kind of sucks, but the food quality has never been an issue for me. To be frank, I’m cautiously optmitstic that the dorms will help with the staffing issues. Did they say whether they’d be ready for next year?

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13 hours ago, BoddaH1994 said:

IDK, I’m one of the harshest critics of the food department but I can tell you that I’ve never gotten food from Coney BBQ that was between good and excellent. 

I don’t know what this means.  So you might have had aweful or terrible or just fair on the low end and possibly superb or incredible on the high end? 

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22 minutes ago, King Ding Dong said:

I don’t know what this means.  So you might have had aweful or terrible or just fair on the low end and possibly superb or incredible on the high end? 

I meant what I said. At its worst it was good, at its best it was excellent. Maybe I’ve been lucky, but that’s been my experience.

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If that's what you meant, I think you meant 

14 hours ago, BoddaH1994 said:

IDK, I’m one of the harshest critics of the food department but I can tell you that I’ve never gotten food from Coney BBQ that was between good and excellent. 

"wasn't" instead of "was" or "always" instead of "never".

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Or did you mean your food was always “good” or “excellent” a binary choice, but never something in between those two such as “tasty”, “really good” or “above par”?

“I’ve never had a Moon landing that was between good and excellent.”   Is just as valid a statement as yours but doesn’t really say that much.  :lol:

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2 hours ago, Magenta Lizard said:

If that's what you meant, I think you meant 

"wasn't" instead of "was" or "always" instead of "never".

 

1 hour ago, King Ding Dong said:

Or did you mean your food was always “good” or “excellent” a binary choice, but never something in between those two such as “tasty”, “really good” or “above par”?

“I’ve never had a Moon landing that was between good and excellent.”   Is just as valid a statement as yours but doesn’t really say that much.  :lol:

Good gawd, people! The food was always really good. Can we just accept that??? :rolleyes:

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22 minutes ago, King Ding Dong said:

@JubJester is being really cranky about grammar today so we are just trying to get you to correct your mistake before he shows up and chews you out. 

Haha! I've had my cups of coffee!:lol:

I was being cranky because that post from earlier was filled with a bunch grammar errors! Not to mentioned the lack of research and common sense. 

Edit: It was like something I would of read on Facebook under the comment section. (A place I rarely dare to adventure.)

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Interesting article on food quality across the CF chain, but primarily focused on CP.   KI too has seen its fair share of food inconsistencies (jutebox, mac&cheese bar, panda, etc.).  If season pass meal plans do indeed account for about 30% on the bottom line, it could be an interesting 2019 if many decide not renew their plans.  Even though it may cost a few dollars more, I am waiting to see how the food quality is at KI Winterfest before committing to a 2019 season meal plan.

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/story/201710120034

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It is a good article but doesn’t address one of the big problems with relying on outside food vendors which is integrating the dinning plans.  I suspect doing so would mean less profit for CF as the vendors are going to expect a certain profit level as well.   What happens to all that dinning plan revenue when it becomes clear to guests that the only “good” food and service is from the vendors?

Also I think that smaller cheesesteak problem started in 2017 not this year.   

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30 minutes ago, King Ding Dong said:

It is a good article but doesn’t address one of the big problems with relying on outside food vendors which is integrating the dinning plans.  I suspect doing so would mean less profit for CF as the vendors are going to spect a certain profit level as well.   What happens to all that dinning plan revenue when it becomes clear to guests that the only “good” food and service is from the vendors?

Also I think that smaller cheesesteak problem started in 2017 not this year.   

CFA and Panda are both outsourced, but on the dining plan so a solution is out there somewhere. I do agree that if the majority of food locations were franchised then it would pose a more vast problem.

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I was at the park all three days of the weekend.  The smoked turkey at CB was very good.  Saturday was a busy day, but I didn't have to wait very long on that day, or any of the other times I used my plan.  I did notice a couple of times that dining staff had on a non-CF uniform, but I did not recognize the logo.  Maybe they had agency help?  Finally, the food was good.  Mac Bar was very good, but I wish they had the heat on at the Biergarten patio.  Mac and cheese with toppings tend to cool down very quickly.  LOL

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Universal Orlando offically launched their “Mobile Express Pick Up” app for food this week which is very similar to the Disney’s mobile food app.  Guests and pick their restaurant, view menu, order, pay or use their dining plan, and pick up their food when they are ready.  Will KI/CF ever make the technological advancement to using an app instead of their current kiosk approach?  (which never has worked well for me, especially with a season drink plan)

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