By Joe Mullings
On my commute into work every morning I like to listen to the business channels on satellite radio. I typically listen to Bloomberg Radio or CNBC if I want more “bullsh*t” chatter and listen to people talk over each other. For the past week as earning reviews have come out, my brain has seemed to be tuned into the earnings reports of food based businesses and restaurants chains. I hear commentary about the massive profitability of food products, ease of access due to “drive thru windows”, profit margins on Frapuccinos and similar drinks at Starbucks, the new “Pub Burger” that McDonalds is coming out with in the upcoming months and how the consumer is fighting hard to keep their monthly food costs down in their monthly budgets.