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oil changes and tire change shops are a pretty solid
business model. They quickly change out the basic wear
item and time is paramount. However it's still 10-15
minutes of waiting.
I propose merging an oil change station with a fast food,
or sit down restaurant.
In the fast food model,
you would order food while you
in your car and wait for oil to be changed. discounts
be offered if food and oil where bought but there is no
obligation to take both services
in the sit down model. You would include valet service in
the price like some change shops do. when you arrive
someone would drive your car
around back. Your server would ask you to
order car service before the meal. Work like tires or oil
can be changed while you eat, if there's any question
your friendly server would come ask you at the end it's
the bill. When you go out a valet gives you your keys
you're on your way. Turning an otherwise tedious task
something more enjoyable.
For the record buying gas or food would not obligate you
buy the other, just a way of eliminating the downtime.
mineral oil seepage in recycled cardboard [not_morrison_rm, Mar 08 2011]
||I'm suspecting that the more unscrupulous vendors would be inclined to re-use the oil in the kitchen. Although that's already baked by recycled cardboard...
||[+] While the concept of a gas-station(/garage) with a food outlet next door is baked to a crisp, I like the idea of a more combined, seamless service.
||I suppose they could sell biodiesel from the grease
||"5lt castrol and a large chips please, and this time try and keep them seperate, thanks."
||todays special is crisps and air filters, try not to get
the crumbs in your new one.
I suppose you could also have car themed utensils
like a carb as a center piece, silver ware shaped like
gasket pullers or other car tools
||Yeah, I always wanted to do this as a strip mall, with a laundrymat / tavern combination and a dentist's office too.
||You eat a falafel and then get the used oil.