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Arby's Is Messing with the Wrong Slice of America
The Atlantic Wire ^ | April 6, 2012 | John Hudson

Posted on 04/07/2012 10:21:27 AM PDT by radioone

On Wednesday, Arby's inflamed the conservative blogosphere with the announcement on Twitter that it will no longer advertise on Rush Limbaugh's show. Big mistake. The statement probably would've blown over, like all the rest of them, but Arby's moves following the announcement have awakened a sleeping giant. Shortly after its statement, the Arby's Twitter account went on a rampage blocking users who disagreed with the franchise, as Twitchy reported:

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlanticwire.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: arbys; arbys4romney; arbysromneybots; conservatives; mittromney; roarkcapital; roarkcapitalgroup; rushlimbaugh
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1 posted on 04/07/2012 10:21:30 AM PDT by radioone
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I’m going to miss their French dip.


2 posted on 04/07/2012 10:23:50 AM PDT by Big Mack (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat VEGETABLES!)
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To: radioone

so much for Arby’s...


3 posted on 04/07/2012 10:24:08 AM PDT by brivette
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Damn, right when they were doing the two beef and cheddar’s for 5.00, too..


4 posted on 04/07/2012 10:27:17 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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To: radioone

Dang! I had my mouth set for one a them king roast beast sammiches, after lawnmowing, on my way downtown. Not now!


5 posted on 04/07/2012 10:27:58 AM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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LOL! As if there is no competition in the fast food market....


6 posted on 04/07/2012 10:27:58 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: radioone

I’ve always disliked Arby’s. Nasty stuff. I think last time I ate there I was pregnant with my son who is about to turn 15.


7 posted on 04/07/2012 10:29:55 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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Left them a message for what it’s worth:

“Wow! Who knew left wingnuts not only ate beef but managed companies who make crappy roast beef sandwiches? I confess an occasional Beef and Cheddar has been a long term guilty pleasure of mine. As a loyal listener of Rush Limbaugh (you should really try it) I have consumed my last Arby’s product. Ever heard the term “shoot yourself in the foot”? Ever think that might be what you’re doing here? I mean really, who do you think is more likely to eat a roast beef sandwich out, a gun toting pickup driving Rush Limbaugh fan or a tofu eating Birkenstock wearing Prius driving limp wristed liberal airhead? That’s the way to know your market.


8 posted on 04/07/2012 10:30:45 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: Big Mack

“Blocked By Arbys” ~ like being blocked by Big China ~


9 posted on 04/07/2012 10:31:05 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: radioone

Too bad ROY ROGERS’S ROAST BEEF is no longer a business. Same for MINNIE PEARL’S FRIED CHICKEN.


10 posted on 04/07/2012 10:32:08 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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I am pretty easy to please, but Arby's food makes me ill. It is all processed crap.

PS - I signed up on Twitter specifically to post a derogatory comment on Arby's site.

11 posted on 04/07/2012 10:32:47 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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No big deal, I live in St Louis. We have Lion’s Choice.
http://www.lionschoice.com/
Watching the self immolation of Arby’s will be quite a show...


12 posted on 04/07/2012 10:33:50 AM PDT by Uriah_lost (Is there no balm in Gilead?....MiE (Mainer in Exile))
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To: radioone

No big loss to those of us who aren’t fans of pink slime and cheez.


13 posted on 04/07/2012 10:35:16 AM PDT by Ol' Sox
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the comments are hilarious, especially replies to the liberal whackadoodles

“.... And I just found that Haitian lady’s “missing” lottery ticket, so screw you guys, I’m going home...”

” .... Yeah well my uncle’s third cousin found a Spanish treasure galleon full of doubloons while working part time out of his basement. Tweet to #shutthefackupyouspammingcackmonkey for more information”

“.... That’s nothing. Stephen Chu just loaned me 450 million to start a company that will bring energy from Mercury and Venus and all I have to do is donate 4.5 million to the Obama re-election fund.”


14 posted on 04/07/2012 10:35:16 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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I’ve been listening/watching/listening to Rush for a very long time, and I don’t remember Arby’s ever advertising on his show. Was it local-sponsor or national-sponsor spots? I just can’t remember them at all, at anytime, in the market I’m in.

Neither can Ms Malkin:

http://michellemalkin.com/2012/04/06/kabuki-arbys-fakes-a-rush-limbaugh-advertising-protest/


15 posted on 04/07/2012 10:36:37 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: radioone

Foolish.... unwise.


16 posted on 04/07/2012 10:37:33 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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There is an Arby’s near me that seems to have very few customers with just a trickle here and there. They've recently added a sign that says, “We're Open”. Probably not for long.
17 posted on 04/07/2012 10:41:01 AM PDT by JPG (Hold on tight; rough road ahead.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I am pretty easy to please, but Arby's food makes me ill. It is all processed crap.

It is very processed. I think I looked at the ingredients when I had a relative that worked there. I don't know if that was always the case with them, but their sandwiches seemed to taste a lot better when we first tried them in the 70's/80's.

18 posted on 04/07/2012 10:41:47 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: radioone

I don’t “do” twitter, but if I did, I really think getting tweets from Arby’s would be something I’d never sign up for.


19 posted on 04/07/2012 10:43:47 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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Arby’s owners:

http://www.roarkcapital.com/team.php

Other companies that they own::

Arby’s,
Auntie Anne’s,
Batteries Plus,
Carvel Ice Cream
Cinnabon,
Corner Bakery
Fast Signs
Il Fornaio
McAlister’s Deli
Moe’s Southwest Grill
Money Mailer
Pet Valu
Primrose Schools
Schlotzsky’s
Wingstop
Seattle’s Best Coffee

Jeffrey J. Keenan
President
jjkeenan@roarkcapital.com
(404) 591-5217


20 posted on 04/07/2012 10:45:49 AM PDT by jimbo123
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