Friday, January 23, 2015

Hot Dogs in Davos: $43.00

Davos restaurateurs are prepared for arriving World Economic Forum billionaires and have gone into surge pricing mode.

Via Zero Hedge:
 $43 Hot Dogs; $47 Burgers And $55 Caesar Salads: A Look At The Davos Menu

Billionaires may live in a world untroubled by such petty concerns as rising costs of living and declining real wages, but like everyone else they have to eat. And pay. The picture below shows what the menu prices, in Swiss Francs, are for various meals offered for sale to the billionaires and other upper class "luminaries" currently congregating in Davos.  Some examples converted to USD: Hot Dog: $43; Burger: $47; Caesar salad: $55.

This is what a $55 caesar salad looks like:

And said $43 hot dog:


  1. Strictly for comparison purposes, but I do recommend the Polish Sausage. Best taste to cost ratio anywhere.

  2. Looks like they already did the conversion. D'oh!

  3. "I hope .. the hamburger contains mad-cow... and the caesar's salad has salmonella."


  4. Some econ wizards eh? Maybe I could unload this bridge I've been stuck with.

  5. Ahh the joys of being a flunky, senior management gets higher income tax and the senior bureaucrat/pol charged arm and leg price for pretty average food for doing their masters bidding

  6. All tax-deductible business expenses, so who cares?

  7. Not expensive when you're not the one footing the bill.