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American builds new catering kitchen, will food still suck?

Old Dec 3, 19, 11:26 am
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American builds new catering kitchen, will food still suck?

American has recently announced plans to build a new $100,000,000 catering facility. In my personal opinion the food will still be of questionable quality, but add your thoughts on this below.
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Old Dec 3, 19, 2:14 pm
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Slightly more context:

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/...t-dfw-airport/

tl;dr: American wants to build a bigger kitchen at DFW; it would still be operated by LG Sky Chefs.

I'd assume this wouldn't change the quality of the food meaningfully.
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Old Dec 3, 19, 3:44 pm
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Let's see...I can eat at a brand new McDonald's or at a 40 year old McDonald's. But the food is still going to be McDonald's food.
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Old Dec 3, 19, 4:21 pm
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I know that, I'm just saying this investment might mean something regarding the quality.
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Old Dec 3, 19, 4:45 pm
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I am sure the kitchen will be far more efficient and help reduce operating costs for AA.

I do not think this new facility will lead to an improvement in the quality of the food. AA is simply not willing to give the chefs a bigger budget to source higher quality ingredients.

The James Beard partnership you will notice most of the new plates that was shared is heavily skewed to pasta/vegetarian dishes. Those are definitely lower cost items compared to meat oriented dishes.
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Old Dec 3, 19, 4:51 pm
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Originally Posted by TobyHenstrand View Post
I know that, I'm just saying this investment might mean something regarding the quality.
You are absolutely right. Quality will go down. The trick is to dial back the cost until just short of where passengers puke (only because cleaning it up costs money). This kitchen will allow AA to more directly control the process of titrating the quality, so to speak.
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Old Dec 3, 19, 5:32 pm
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Originally Posted by SeeBuyFly View Post
You are absolutely right. Quality will go down. The trick is to dial back the cost until just short of where passengers puke (only because cleaning it up costs money). This kitchen will allow AA to more directly control the process of titrating the quality, so to speak.
can it go down more than already is ?
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Old Dec 3, 19, 5:58 pm
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Let's see...I can eat at a brand new McDonald's or at a 40 year old McDonald's. But the food is still going to be McDonald's food.
Which is at the very least consistent
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Old Dec 3, 19, 6:15 pm
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It’s airline food not a three star Michelin restaurant. I have low expectations and I don’t get disappointed. Normally I make it a point to not board a plane hungry. As for the new facility, I’m sure the goal is to save money not improve quality.
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Old Dec 3, 19, 7:13 pm
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Originally Posted by TobyHenstrand View Post
American has recently announced plans to build a new $100,000,000 catering facility. In my personal opinion the food will still be of questionable quality, but add your thoughts on this below.
The food on the plane is still reheated food on a plane
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Old Dec 4, 19, 4:35 am
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Originally Posted by footballfanatic View Post
Which is at the very least consistent
LMAO!
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Garbage in garbage out
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Short and to the point
YES
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Old Dec 4, 19, 7:54 am
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I thought this article was interesting, citing that 2300 delays this summer were related to catering. Hence the need for a new facility

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/...tering-delays/
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Old Dec 4, 19, 7:56 am
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Originally Posted by gateH15 View Post
can it go down more than already is ?
Yes, absolutely it can.

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