How can a pizza restaurant "run out" of pepperoni? Or a smoothie place not have any orange juice--when it is in the same shopping center as Kroger? One day I'm going to go to a Mexican restaurant that doesn't have any chips or a sushi restaurant with no fish. I guess you know your life is good when the worst part of your day is your favorite lunch place not having honey chicken salad. I just wonder how that happens since the restaurant is in a city where honey and chicken can be purchased, and it's 11:30 in the morning (and therefore they haven't even experienced the mad lunch rush). Maybe it's a huge early morning lunch order? Or do restaurants only use food from certain vendors and refuse to buy things at local grocery stores--even in a crunch? Perhaps they are contractually obligated or something. If you know why, please share.
p.s. I'm grateful for the opportunity to visit two new states this last weekend--Indiana and Illinois, and I'm glad for fountain Diet Coke.