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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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To: radioone

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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To: radioone

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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To: radioone

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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To: radioone

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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To: radioone
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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To: radioone

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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To: radioone

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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To: radioone

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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To: radioone
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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To: radioone

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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To: Big Mack; brivette

I went by last Monday and got a couple of simple roast beef sandwiches. $8 plus change.

I can buy a ribeye roast for $40 and get more than 15-20 mega sandwiches no problem.


21 posted on 04/07/2012 10:47:30 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: radioone

I guess ‘RB’ now stands for “Reveres Barack”...


22 posted on 04/07/2012 10:50:27 AM PDT by mikrofon (Not to be confused with "Rush Revere" ;)
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To: radioone

Wow, their corporate executives are really on the ball.

That particular controversy was over about two weeks ago, and had they just continued to not say anything, nobody would have noticed. But by chiming in *now*, they get nothing out of the deal but abuse.

Their parent company is Roark Capital Group, and weirdly as all heck, is named for Howard Roark, the fictional protagonist in Ayn Rand’s novel, The Fountainhead.

Its current managing partner is Neal Aronson. He has given only six thousand to the Republicans, while supporting both John McCain and now Mitt Romney.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roark_Capital_Group


23 posted on 04/07/2012 10:51:07 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: radioone

Arby’s is bending over for the vegans.

What irony.


24 posted on 04/07/2012 10:51:30 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Big Mack

The French dip is a superb sammy.

Oh well.


25 posted on 04/07/2012 10:51:41 AM PDT by wolf24
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To: radioone

(Photoshop: Twitchy.com)

26 posted on 04/07/2012 10:51:57 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Big Mack

The French dip is a superb sammy.

Oh well.


27 posted on 04/07/2012 10:51:59 AM PDT by wolf24
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To: beaversmom

There was a small chain where I used to live called Lion’s Choice. It was freshly roasted beef piled high on freshly baked buns, all prepared on site. The best roast beef sandwiches ever. When I saw a sign for a Lion’s Choice in my new town I was overjoyed, but when it finally opened and I went there it was no longer the same. Same exact processed crap as Arby’s. They lasted six months.


28 posted on 04/07/2012 10:52:11 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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To: jimbo123

No more welcome to Moe’s for me.

Monday was Moe-Monday - $5 for a burrito. Come to think of it, we have Moe’s come to our office once a week. I think I will drive some of their business away in a very nonchalant way. I will probably buy some of my employees’ lunch just so that they won’t buy their carp.


29 posted on 04/07/2012 10:53:25 AM PDT by Dacula (OMG - Obama Must Go)
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To: carriage_hill

I read in another post that Rush said Arby’s never advertised on his show. Either way, I’ll miss the Jamocha shakes.


30 posted on 04/07/2012 10:55:15 AM PDT by peggybac
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

My husband quit eating them years ago when he realized he had an MSG sensitivity and that their sandwiches made him sick.


31 posted on 04/07/2012 11:01:21 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: radioone; All

ARONSON, NEAL K MR
ATLANTA,GA 30309 ROARK CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC/INVEST 4/8/08 $2,300 McCain, John (R)

ARONSON, NEAL K MR
ATLANTA,GA 30309 ROARK CAPITAL GROUP/EXECUTIVE 5/24/07 $1,000 Romney, Mitt (R)

ARONSON, NEAL K MR
ATLANTA,GA 30309 ROARK CAPITAL GROUP/EXECUTIVE 8/31/07 $1,000 Romney, Mitt (R)

KEENAN, JEFFREY MR
ATLANTA,GA 30306 ROARK CAPITAL GROUP/PRESIDENT 4/8/08 $2,300 McCain, John (R)

SHEFT, ROBERT MR
ATLANTA,GA 30305 ROARK CAPITAL GROUP/PRIVATE EQUITY 6/27/07 $2,300 McCain, John (R)

SHEFT, ROBERT MR
ATLANTA,GA 30305 ROARK CAPITAL GROUP/PRIVATE EQUITY 6/27/07 $2,300 McCain, John (R)

SHEFT, ROBERT MR
ATLANTA,GA 30305 ROARK CAPITAL GROUP/PRIVATE EQUITY 3/15/07 $2,300 McCain, John (R)
SHEFT, ROBERT MR
ATLANTA,GA 30305 ROARK CAPITAL/PRIVATE EQUITY 6/27/07 $1,300 Romney, Mitt (R)

SHEFT, ROBERT MR
ATLANTA,GA 30305 ROARK CAPITAL/PRIVATE EQUITY 2/26/07 $1,000 Romney, Mitt (R)

SHEFT, ROBERT MR
ATLANTA,GA 30305 ROARK CAPITAL GROUP/PRIVATE EQUITY 6/27/07 $-2,300 McCain, John (R)


32 posted on 04/07/2012 11:01:41 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: stayathomemom
That may be why they make me sick, too.

Plus, they just don't taste right.

33 posted on 04/07/2012 11:03:02 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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To: Qbert

The company that owns Arby’s (Roark Capital) is run by Romneybots. And of course they hate conservatives.


34 posted on 04/07/2012 11:04:20 AM PDT by jimbo123
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I miss the roast beef sandwich from the old Hardees (back before it became Carl’s Jr. “East”)


35 posted on 04/07/2012 11:04:45 AM PDT by PrinterEagle
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Arby’s was owned by Wendy’s for a few years. Wendy’s finally dumped them last year. Wendy’s stock is finally recovering, and is actually a pretty good buy right now.


36 posted on 04/07/2012 11:06:35 AM PDT by toothfairy86
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To: peggybac

I had a roast beef & cheese, once. Tasted like cardboard, IINM. That was my last time there. Guess I’ll miss the chance at one of those Jamocha shakes you like, also. Darn.


37 posted on 04/07/2012 11:08:40 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: jimbo123

I can happily say I don’t contribute to any of those companies. I haven’t eaten Arby’s anything since the 1970’s and Cinnabon since the ‘80s. I make a killer roast beef/french dip sandwich at home... as well as cinnamon rolls. Who needs them?


38 posted on 04/07/2012 11:10:04 AM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: radioone

I had a roast beef sandwich there when I was in college - early ‘70s I think. Tasted good. Tried them again in the ‘80s. HORRIBLE. Never had any inkling to go there again. I guess when you are in college you can eat anything.


39 posted on 04/07/2012 11:10:32 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Don’t care for their roast beef, but used to love the chicken salad sandwiches. The deli style offerings were/are pretty good, but guess I will pass for now. :)


40 posted on 04/07/2012 11:11:30 AM PDT by ozaukeemom (No to Romney, no how, no way, no money, no vote)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Too bad ROY ROGERS’S ROAST BEEF is no longer a business. Same for MINNIE PEARL’S FRIED CHICKEN.

There is a YOGI BEAR'S HONEY FRIED CHICKEN in Hartsville SC. Great Stuff!

41 posted on 04/07/2012 11:17:34 AM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: carriage_hill
I had a roast beef & cheese, once. Tasted like cardboard, IINM. That was my last time there.

I believe Arbys is the chain that tried to switch from processed beef to natural carved and had such a bad backlash from their customers that they went back to the processed beef. No accounting for taste.

42 posted on 04/07/2012 11:18:16 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: radioone

I practitioner lived there when they had their Gyro’s. Since then. Not so much...


43 posted on 04/07/2012 11:18:30 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: BigCinBigD

Er... “ practically”...


44 posted on 04/07/2012 11:20:25 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Lion’s Choice is only in the St Louis area and remains outstanding, the way you remember it.


45 posted on 04/07/2012 11:20:25 AM PDT by Uriah_lost (Is there no balm in Gilead?....MiE (Mainer in Exile))
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

http://www.royrogersrestaurants.com/#/home
Still there...


46 posted on 04/07/2012 11:25:14 AM PDT by Uriah_lost (Is there no balm in Gilead?....MiE (Mainer in Exile))
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To: Uriah_lost

The one in Columbia sucked. It was processed just like Arby’s.


47 posted on 04/07/2012 11:26:49 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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To: toothfairy86

Wendy’s sold to Roark, but still holds 18.5% of Arby’s.


48 posted on 04/07/2012 11:29:10 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: radioone

In St. Louis:

Lion’s Choice Roast Beef >>>>>>>>>>> Arby’s Brown Rubber


49 posted on 04/07/2012 11:33:20 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

*Pink slime* rules! LOL.


50 posted on 04/07/2012 11:33:22 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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