Some things I need to get off my chest:
- Why do otherwise reasonable restaurants feel the need to put things into big styrofoam clamshells? I just ordered a breakfast burrito to go -- really, all I'm looking for is some wax paper to wrap it in and maybe a paper bag with some napkins. And furthermore, if you're putting it in a big styrofoam clamshell, it's pretty gratuitous to set it up in a nice little presentation with one half perched on the other, with slices of fruit and parsley. Parsley! In a styrofoam clamshell! Look, if you're going for good presentation, ditch the clamshell. Or better yet, give it up. It's a to go order, why do you think I want parsley with that?
- And what is up with the pillowy eggs? I've never had scrambled eggs outside of a burrito that are fluffed up like an super-puffed omelet, but with no omelet-like things in them. Come to think of it, this is the like the third time in the past several months that I've gone somewhere to order a breakfast burrito, and had it come out all nicely presented in a styrofoam clamshell with pillowy eggs inside. Is one of the local culinary schools teaching people to do this? If so, please stop. Now. It's weirding me out.
- Was it absolutely necessary to put the single slice of zucchini bread in yet another small clamshell, wrapped in a piece of wax paper? I never get things like this. When I used to eat at Boston Market more, they would insist on putting the cornbread for a to go order in a separate paper bag. Is this somehow supposed to improve the presentation? Are you just trying to make it harder for me to carry everything out of your store? Are you getting kickbacks from Dow corp for how much styrofoam you manage to move? Ugh.