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You guys are not going to believe a conversation that I had Sun afternoon in the Foley, AL Cracker Barrel. Quick backstory. My Mother was in this restaurant in Sept 2011 and noticed that they had a lot of turd paraphernalia but had not one item with AU on it. She asked the cashier about it and got a blank stare. She mentioned it to me in passing but I forgot about it since I wasn't there and assumed that she just over looked our stuff.
Back to this past Sunday. I spent this past weekend doing some renovation on our condo and my parents were in town to help me. They wanted to go to CB for dinner on Sun so away we went. My Mother immediately veers right as soon as we are in the restaurant and heads over to check out what they have in the store. I go on to my seat because I have completely forgotten about her previous discovery and don't typically do my shopping at CB.
Shortly she shows up at our table and announces once again that while they have tons of crap covered in crimson that they have nothing representing AU. I find this hard to believe and head over to check it out myself because I can't fathom that this is possible. I was wrong. They have a huge table devoted to the mouth breathers and nothing in the store AU related.
I ask our server to send the most senior manager that's working over to our table. I tell him that I have lost my luggage and that I'm looking to buy some clothes to replace mine but that I can only buy AU apparel. He grimmaces slightly and tells me that I am unfortunately out of luck because they don't carry AU items. I ask how that's possible and he shrugs and says that their Divisional Manager (Beth Ross) made the decision to carry nothing but turd stuff. He then proceeds to tell me that they have no less than half a doz people per day asking basically the same questions that I am. He says that they pass this on but that the DM refuses to budge. I am amazed that this has been allowed to continue.
How do you guys think we should respond to this as a group? We live in a society that doesn't even allow us to "target" terrorists for fear of offending someone and yet this CB idiot has made the decision to complete ignore our university and our fan base. I can't decide how I want to attack this issue but have every intention of making these idiots explain themselves. BTW, the number for CB is 800-333-9566 and the extension for Ms. Ross is 61930. Her boss according to data that I gathered at the Foley store is Michelle Scot Ramirez and her extension is 4206. I would love to find some way to esacalate this to a level that would cost one of all of these morons their jobs. Thoughts from the board?
WE COMING . WAR EAGLE !
Get enough of us to call or write the Cracker Barrel HQ in Lebannon TN.
Is it company owned or franchised
Stay thirsty my friends......
As a onetime Baldwin County boy I can tell you Baldwin County is fairly full of Auburn fans and a lot of them are my kinfolks. Personally I will agree to boycott any restaurant that refuses to give Auburn equal coverage for merchandise / curios in their premises.
I won't name names but when I lived in the Wiregrass I had a friend who is a big Bama fan who had a local business and he had a wall of Bama memorabilia which he placed there. To keep his Auburn fan customers happy the opposite wall had a selection of Auburn pictures & posters (I don't know who provided them). On top of that his employees were not allowed to utter anything other than a Roll Tide or War Eagle when sporting events were playing on the TVs in the place. As a result he always had a large mixed and free spending crowd on Iron Bowl days. That was good business IMO. This policy by the Foley DM is not. This DM is nothing more than middle management and If enough complaints go to management in Lebannon TN this practice will cease and that Bammer DM could end up looking for a job. A good start would be to visit their contact web site and fill in the form to express your feelings. I did.
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Alabama delenda est.
This is a very troubling statement for two reasons:
1) Yes, our society does target terrorists - the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security, and many other law enforcement agencies are constantly trying to identify, track, and thwart terrorists. A terrorist is defined as someone who engages in acts of terrorism. Do you define it differently? Perhaps as a certain ethnic group?
2) why, exactly, does this business not have the right to offer the products they want to sell? If you feel slighted by the fact they don't sell Auburn stuff don't give them your business. But framing this as discrimination that must be acted on is absurd.
"you're so vain, I'll bet you think this post is about you, don't you? Don't you?"
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