Is a Cheeseburger a COTS item?

Literal food for thought. Let me hear what you have to say!

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You need to itemize it, and do the costing for its components.

Goes to drive through:
“Ma’am what is the price for 3 pickles and 2 squirts of ketchup?”

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It depends on the vendor and whether it was fabricated before kickoff.

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Is a homemade cheeseburger still a COTS item :thinking:?

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If you bought it from a restaurant, absolutely! But don’t add or remove any toppings or it will become a modified COTS item. And for goodness sake, don’t grill one yourself! At least not until the season starts, or you’ll have to give it back.

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Not unless the chef has a Federal Tax ID number

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something something homemade wood bumpers

If you own a cow, are you able to use its beef if it was born and raised by the team before kickoff?

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In order to be COTS, you need to buy it as-is from a catalog (menu) with only the options they allow and the cooking has already started (and may in fact be complete) before you order it. If they make your cheeseburger to order (don’t start preparing it until you have ordered it) and you are allowed to specify the degree of cooking (medium rare) or other customization, then it is not COTS.

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this is the most riveting conversation I have ever seen on this website

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Only if you don’t slaughter it until after kick-off. Then you’ve modified your raw materials and it becomes a fabricated item.

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The cow is considered RAW STOCK (literally) and is neither FABRICATED nor COTS. Therefore as long as any modification was done only for transport or storage it is a legal component.

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As the person sitting across from the original poster, I must say this is some quality conversation.
As for my opinion, I say it is not since cheeseburgers don’t come off of shelves, rather grills.
Therefore, a cheesburger is COTG not COTS.

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It depends on if you had the cheeseburger custom made:

A COTS item must be a standard (i.e. not custom order) part commonly available from a VENDOR for all teams for purchase. To be a COTS item, the COMPONENT or MECHANISM must be in an unaltered, unmodified state (with the exception of installation or modification of any software).

So if the cheeseburger is a standard part commonly available from a vendor for all teams to purchase, and it is in an unmodified, unaltered state (No ketchup unless that’s included!), it is COTS.

The ketchup is simply an option code, therefore it is legal.

why was that post above flagged…?

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The question is, what constitutes a COTS item?

I don’t know. No one respects the Cheeseburger i guess

I don’t think anyone flags my posts. They get flagged the moment they are posted.

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they certainly do. you did just join, but idk why it would do that. I would suggest pming a mod to try and figure it out.

Discourse automatically flags posts that it thinks were posted by sock puppet accounts.

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