Net Worth, however, has Tara outside in a cowboy costume, and they have better-looking signs, and she's bringing George through the front door. Inside, Tana is telling a guy that for the price of a Whopper Junior, he can get the Western instead. He tells her no, but she pushes a little bit, telling him he's getting free cheese, and he caves. I have to say, it may have worked in this situation, but I hate that shit. If you offer me something and I say no and ask for something else, the minute you try again to get me back to the thing you want me to want, instead of the thing I want, is the moment I give up on you forever. It does make George laugh. John says that the chicks were great burger-movers. Well, you know women and retail. As the box of entries for the drawing fills up, Angie explains that because they're the high-school scrappers, they've all had these jobs before. "Nothing's beneath us," she says. Well...my sister worked at McDonald's for three years in high school, and she's a college graduate. I'm not sure all of the correlations being drawn here are quite as deadly accurate as they're being portrayed.
At Magna, the lunch rush is on, and they are not prepared. For whatever reason, they only are running two cash registers, although it looks like there are more than that. Also, Erin is slow, because cash registers with buttons labeled things like "Whopper" take a while to master. Alex comments that the way Todd was just milling around because he wasn't trained was a little unfortunate. And then we see a woman leaving the restaurant on the basis that, as she says, "Service is too slow." That's not good news. Todd looks tense.
Net Worth does the trip drawing, and the guy who wins looks a little underwhelmed. Maybe he doesn't like Vegas. Brian, also in a cowboy outfit, congratulates him. Tara says she'll be surprised if they don't win, but she doesn't believe in the chicken-counting. A good approach. She says it's "up for grabs."
Later that night, the candidates enter the Boardroom to get the results report. Enter the Trump. He talks about this being the "first battle." And then he mentions "book smarts" and "street smarts" again, as if you just can't get enough. Which I guess you perhaps can't. I, on the other hand, have plenty already. George reports that Magna sold 139 units, for revenues of $553.22. Carolyn reports that Net Worth sold 182 units, for a total of $596.96. Fortunately, the money spent on the promotion apparently doesn't count, so the fact that Net Worth spent $400 on plane tickets doesn't ding them. Which seems a little weird, but then I guess that depends on what you're trying to measure. Anyway, Net Worth gets the win, and Trump has to give the "geniuses beaten by high schoolers" line, and he reminds John of next week's exemption. Trump says, "I'm a great believer in education, but I may have to start reassessing based on this performance." Yeah. It is pretty much an indictment of the concept of college. Anyway, Net Worth did sell about 30 percent more than Magna, so it's no small victory, in terms of the straight numbers they were apparently judged on. Although they only won revenue by about 8 percent, so not that big on that side. Magna, among other things, chose a more expensive burger. Smart? Dumb? Hard to say. Had they sold about 11 or 12 more burgers, they'd have won on revenue, so you've got to think they're sweating those cash registers that weren't open. (Miss Alli's friend Writer Guy: "Well, what do you expect? It's Burger King. The non-college-graduates are in their natural habitat.")