Canton Georgia Bad Business
Canton, Georgia is a city located in Cherokee County that is about 40 miles north of the Atlanta Area. I have found some surprising things that go on in Canton and thought it might be helpful to the residents of Canton; some of the things going on in their community. If you live in Cherokee County or any of the surroundings of Canton, like Holly Springs, Hickory Flat, Woodstock, Waleska, Ball Ground, Toonigh, Keithsburgh, Free Home, Buffington, Clayton, Sutatlle, or other parts near Canton, Georgia then this may effect you too. I am going to highlight bad business practices that have been going on in the area.
One of the most disturbing practices that is going on in Canton, Georgia is an attorney’s office. The folks at Abernathy & Associates located at 301 East Main Street in Canton is a shady place where the law gets handled on a daily basis. Steve Abernathy a well-known local lawyer in Canton is said to play golf with the judges and other personal things that would seem a bit fishy in conduct for an attorney to do. I guess you can’t blame someone for doing all they can for their clients. Don’t be too quick to rush out and hire this attorney or his law firm. While he might be able to pull some strings from you on the judges end, chances are you will never even see a judge. Actually this law firm will tell almost any person walking into their office that they will take the case and charge a hefty fee up front. Then something mysterious seems to always happen where they can’t take the case for some reason. If you’re lucky you will get a partial refund, but don’t expect 100 percent. They will flat out lie to you and tell you that they worked a little bit on your case, and actually they have done nothing. They keep a partial amount of your money and then never do anything closely related to defending you in court. The law offices of Abernathy and Associates should be avoided at all cost for anybody in or around Canton, Georgia needing an attorney. This is by far the worse business in practice in Canton, Georgia and I’m not sure when the whistle will blow on these guys, but don’t be surprised to see them making headline news one day for shady practices in law. DO NOT PAY ANY MONEY UP FRONT TO THESE GUYS!
Let’s talk about food in Canton, Georgia! I know two places that you can look out for in Canton, Georgia for unfair and unlawful acts in business conducts. Starting off with a famous place that can be found in Canton, all of Georgia, and even all over the South. It’s none other than the guys that stay up 24 hours a day to bring you food in the Waffle House. Now if you get a “to-go” order at a Waffle House they have a 10 percent fee they can charge you for your order. This is legal and it can be read in their menus in small print. Now what is illegal about this practice is that they are charging the 10 percent after the sales tax has been included in your order. So the bigger your order is, the bigger your charge is going to be. To make things simple in math, I will show you a $100 order to go at Waffle House and what the charges are:
FOOD = $100
10% Waffle House ToGo Fee = $110
6% Georgia State Tax = $116
*The above example is the legal way to do this. You charge 10 percent for food cost and then the state tax is only charged on the food cost too. Both charges must be applied on food cost, but Waffle House Math doesn’t do this.
FOOD COST $100 + 6% STATE TAX= $116+ 10% WH togo FEE = $127.60
So as you can see, if done in the legally correct way Waffle House would get $116 on a $100 order that was placed to go. However, they believe in a way to roll their charges on top of the taxes and it equals up to $127.60 which is $11.60 more money you are spending on your togo bill at Waffle House.
I have asked several waitresses to explain this to me with no luck. I wrote Waffle House an email and they replied 2 days later and told me they would give the letter to the “proper department” and I would hear back soon. It’s been over a month and still no word from Waffle House’s illegal business practices. I look for these guys to get took down to their knees over this over charging of their customers. If you get a order togo at Waffle House, be sure to do the bill in yourself and see if your charges match them. There is currently another study going on, where they don’t even charge you the correct price on the menu; that should be fun to see how they explain this one.
Also, while on food in Canton, Georgia please understand what the KFC restaurant across from K Mart is doing. Kentucky Fried Chicken apparently has some sort of device that is located in their drive thru, so they can keep up with times on the customers. Now the work staff in Canton’s KFC is quickly taking people’s money and having them to pull to parking places inside the restaurant. They do this in order to make their store look better than what it really is. Their bosses that are not at the store look at these drive thru times and see how well they are serving the customers.
The problem with this is that it actually takes you longer to get your food and also, when they ask you to pull to a parking space; you use more gas and run the risk of getting hit by another car in the parking lot while you back out from your parking place. If you like to eat at KFC in Canton, Georgia, then please wait at the window to get your food if you order from the drive thru. There is no sense for you to waste gas and expose yourself to backing out of a parking space, when they are just doing this practice to get good drive thru times.
I believe the higher people at KFC are aware of things like this, and they don’t really seem to care much on taking care of this dangerous practice. If they don’t care about your gas, safety, or the fact that you are getting your food slower this way, then please have no respect for them and drive up when asked. If they ask you to pull up, just politely turn off your engine and say “that’s fine, I will wait here”. This isn’t just regular employees that are doing this, these activities are done by the management at this KFC in Canton, Georgia. If you do decide to wait for your food, and you let them know that, be sure to pay close attention to their body language. Listen for grunts, look for rolling of the eyes, and don’t be surprised if someone else from the KFC comes to the window and ask you again to move, because they will do these tactics to try and make you feel like the bad guy here. REMEMBER THIS: THEY ARE ONLY TELLING YOU TO DRIVE UP, SO THEY HAVE BETTER DRIVE THRU TIMES, IT HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WITH SERVING THE CUSTOMER BEHIND YOU, LIKE SOME OTHER FOOD PLACES PRACTICE AND THEIR INTENTIONS ARE GOOD, UNLIKE THE KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN/KITCHEN’S FINEST CHICKEN/KFC IS DOING AT THE ONE IN CANTON GEORGIA
I’m sure when you feel like you have been done wrong, it’s natural to call the local police. Don’t be in a hurry to do that in Canton, Georgia either. I just now came through a road block that was being formed off the interstate of 575 onto HWY 140 (Hickory Flat Highway) in Canton. These guys were setting up a road block at 2AM in the morning on Sunday (August 19th) and these guys were squealing tires and hot Roding their tax paid cars around for their other co workers to see as this road block was being set up. I was so am amazed to see this activity, I did whip out the camcorder to catch this on film. I figure it would be good film footage to add to my collection on the law officers that are continually running our 4 way stops here in Canton, Georgia. It’s mainly done at the wee hours of the night and morning, but the law officers of Canton and it’s mainly the City of Canton Police Force that are running right through these 4 way stops and not coming close to any type of complete stop like you are suppose to. These are non emergency situations when they are doing these “ride by stop sign” practices.
So if you live in Canton, Georgia be sure to not hire any attorney from Abernathy and Associates, calculate your bill at Waffle House, don’t pull up at the drive thru at KFC, and watch out for the Police when going through a 4 way stop in Canton, Georgia. I will be sure to update on these things, to see if any of these things clear up or just get worse.Click here for reuse options!
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