It’s a sad day when a restaurant chain’s price escalations go up, but for the latest in price escalators, there is a simple way to avoid them: Go to an escalator.
The escalator that started it all: As of Tuesday morning, Yelp has about 20 escalators in the metro area of San Francisco, and they’re mostly for businesses with a minimum of $50,000 in annual revenue, according to the company.
They also have a few for less, like $25,000 to $30,000.
These are the escalators at the top of the list.
It’s easy to see why Yelp thinks that’s a good place to start: the prices are the same for everyone.
There are also a few other options for the more upscale of the escalator types, like the $50 and $100 tiers.
For a minimum $50 to $100, you’re basically getting a free hamburger, but the $100 tier gets you a free drink or two.
The prices on the other end of the scale, meanwhile, are more in line with the price you’d pay at a restaurant in the middle of the city, but there are some differences as well.
For the $10,000 and $20,000 tiers, the price will go up as the price increases on the first tier.
For $25K to $50K, you’ll have to pay more than the same restaurant at the same location, but you’ll also get free food and drinks.
You can find these at the $25 to $40K tier.
There are even a few options for $50-plus restaurants, which are the best-known of the ones listed above, though Yelp says there are more to come.
The $50 tier offers a free beer and a free dessert, and the $40 to $55 tiers have a free appetizer and dessert.
The best part?
There’s no penalty for getting in over $50 at an escalators.
If you’re going to go to an area with a lot of businesses with small amounts of revenue, you might as well use an escalater to keep the price as low as possible.