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New post 22 Dec 2017, 23:04
[quote="AbdurRakib"]than the chain’s other offerings. Despite heavy marketing, the new sandwich accounts for a very small proportion of the chain’s sales. The sandwich’s sales would have to quadruple to cover the costs associated with including it on the menu. Since such an increase is unlikely, the chain would be more profitable if it dropped the sandwich.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

Argument: such an increase is unlikely, the chain would be more profitable if it dropped the sandwich.

(A) Although many of the chain’s customers have never tried the vegetarian sandwich, in a market research survey most of those who had tried it reported that they were very satisfied with it.
-- it does talk about prospect of sale increase but solely depend on a market research of only the chain's existing customers

(B) Many of the people who eat at the chain’s restaurants also eat at the restaurants of competing chains and report no strong preference among the competitors.
-- it does not talk about prospect of increase in sale

(C) Among fast-food chains in general, there has been little or no growth in hamburger sales over the past several years as the range of competing offerings at other restaurants has grown.
-- tempting!, but it talks about hamburger not veg-sandwich

(D) When even one member of group of diner’s is a vegetarian or has a preference for low-fat food, the group tends to avoid restaurants that lack vegetarian or low-fat menu options.
-- it does talk about prospect of increase in sale

(E) An attempt by the chain to introduce a lower-fat hamburger failed several years ago, since it attracted few new customers and most of the chain’s regular customers greatly preferred the taste of the regular hamburger.
-- it strengthens the argument that the sale may not increase
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New post 25 Jan 2018, 20:35
This is why I don't like CR. You can add so many assumptions that the question writers are not necessarily considering. The OA in option A says that people who had positive responses might have been very little in number. I agree. With option D, we are given that when at least one person is vegetarian, then the rest of the group will go vegetarian that day. But that's assuming too much. As someone mentioned above, it all depends on frequency. What if only 1 vegetarian comes in for the whole year, is that a reason to keep it on the menu? Is there an angle that I'm not seeing?
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