Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A Truly Wonderful Reminder of Free Enterprise

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. Adam SmithRead more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/adamsmith136391.html
Instapundit   pointed me to this amazing Yahoo News story of how Waffle House helps the beleaguered and themselves:
One of the ways the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) measures hurricane damage is by the Waffle House Index. Waffle House, a popular 24-hour fast food chain in the Southeast, has a unique ability to operate solely on gas if necessary, so a closed Waffle House is often tantamount to disaster.
And while we won’t know yet how Hurricane Harvey will fare on the index, the attitude at Waffle Houses across Texas has been calm. The company’s staff has been preparing for months.
“We have our own special disaster teams and generators waiting to be shipped,” said one Waffle House employee in Galveston, Tex. “We’re open up until the city makes us close, probably later on tonight. As soon as it’s over we’ll be right back open.”
Hot meals are in demand after a hurricane, and Waffle House intends to serve them, with teams sent in from out of area to reopen and operate.

More evil capitalists here.

Businesses that deserve your custom (as the Brits say) when this crisis is past.

1 comment:

  1. Would California allow such an enterprising and self-reliant, customer-interested business within its borders? Would the powers-that-be and its competitors combine to to pull it down to the level of every other business?
    And to seek to make money after a disaster like this! Heretics!