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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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To: radioone

Rush has 20 million listeners who will no longer “sponsor” Arby’s.


51 posted on 04/07/2012 11:35:17 AM PDT by motor_racer (Pete, do you ever get tired, of the driving?)
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To: radioone

They aren’t going to miss my business. I might have eaten there last in the early 90s. I get their coupons and they’ve all been going in the garbage. I try not to eat crap.


52 posted on 04/07/2012 11:41:10 AM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: radioone
I wonder how much pink slime goes into that brown stuff Arby's calls roast beef.

And the real misnomer is that they advertise locally DURING the Rush Limbaugh show, not ON the Rush Limbaugh show. All a company that is worried about a political backlash should do is issue a statement such as "we advertise on a local radio station at all hours to reach a diverse local audience, hence a diverse selection of shows. Consider our advertisement support of K___ (or W___) and not a particular show. We will continue to support our local stations."

Went into a Kelly's Roast Beef back up north and had a REAL roast beef sammich and a cup of clam chowdah. Damn, just thinking about it makes it almost worth ponying up the airfare again.

53 posted on 04/07/2012 11:55:14 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "If Greece has been knocking back the ouzo, we're face down in the vat.")
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To: radioone

Nice knowing you Arby’s. Another product I will avoid from now on.


54 posted on 04/07/2012 12:07:20 PM PDT by Jean2
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To: carriage_hill; peggybac

http://www.topsecretrecipes.com/Arbys-Jamocha-Shake-Recipe.html


55 posted on 04/07/2012 12:07:57 PM PDT by Cheburashka (It's legal to be out at night in spacesuits, even carrying a rag dolly. Cops hauled us in anyway.)
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To: radioone

Arby’s...You just lost a loyal customer here. My convictions will trump my appetite any day of the week.


56 posted on 04/07/2012 12:08:04 PM PDT by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: radioone

Have eaten there 3 times in my entire life, once because it was the only food option at restaurant on a long road trip

I don’t see how anyone can eat their food. It’s just way too salty for me!!


57 posted on 04/07/2012 12:08:16 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Qwackertoo

Back in the day, we used to call it Barfy’s. Guess it still is.


58 posted on 04/07/2012 12:09:35 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: NonValueAdded

Your proposed statement makes perfect sense - which is why the left would never accept it. Back when this first started and Citrix blundered into the middle of it I chided them similarity:

“Instead of taking a neutral stance in the face of foolish low-brow domestic terrorism you’ve chosen to acquiesce to the evil agenda of the left. Ironic, since they aren’t noted for purchasing your products in any substantial quantities and I am - or was. Enjoy your new-found irrelevancy”


59 posted on 04/07/2012 12:13:09 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: radioone

DAMN, I’ve been “hankering” for a roast beef sandwich or hot ham and cheese sandwich and potato cakes for the last week. Guess I’ll just have to make it for myself!


60 posted on 04/07/2012 12:21:38 PM PDT by Ab Alius Domitor ("In the end; the winner")
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To: jimbo123
ARONSON, NEAL K MR ATLANTA,GA 30309 ROARK CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC/INVEST 4/8/08 $2,300 McCain, John (R)......

Look at the bright side- at least they were not donations to Obama!

61 posted on 04/07/2012 12:23:05 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: radioone

Buh Bye.

I’ll learn to live without Arby’s.


62 posted on 04/07/2012 12:29:33 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Both were culinary delights.

Dad used to get Roy Rogers in Dallas, fly from Love Field to Tulsa and still have hot sandwiches to bring to Sapulpa.

That was a lifetime ago.


63 posted on 04/07/2012 12:36:19 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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Heck I will still eat there at least once a week. My favorites are the hot ham and cheese,the french dip, arbyq and of course the potato cakes are the best.


64 posted on 04/07/2012 12:38:34 PM PDT by Current Occupant (If you're not pi$$ed, you ain't paying attention!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

As a young lad, I worked at Roy Roger’s and the bucket of ribs can’t be beat! Great memories.....


65 posted on 04/07/2012 12:42:11 PM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kaffir!)
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To: jimbo123

I stopped going to Arby’s in the 90’s as I heard they were Dem supporters. Sucks that I need to ditch Schlotzkys now to.


66 posted on 04/07/2012 12:50:24 PM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: Cheburashka; peggybac

Wow! Thanks to both of you for alerting me to this. I’m getting choc syrup & vanilla ic Monday on my food shopping trip.


67 posted on 04/07/2012 12:55:09 PM 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

Let’s see.....Limbaugh apologized on March 3, over a month ago. This has been a non-issue since. Now Arby’s (Rourk Capital) wants to stir up the mud now......a month after the apology??

Arby’s revenues will go down in the long term as a result of this. I would not be surprised if it is a double digit decline. Rourk will feel it. But what is the most disturbing is that the smaller individual franchisee’s around the country will experience the brunt of these declines, not Rourk. Some may and probably will go under. If I were franchisee, I would be pi$$ed at Arbys for kicking a sleeping dog NOW after one month since the apology.


68 posted on 04/07/2012 1:12:24 PM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: Ol' Sox

You’re on to something. Start a whispering campaign, claiming Arby’s uses Pink Slime...... (evil grin)


69 posted on 04/07/2012 1:22:49 PM PDT by Salgak
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To: carriage_hill
LOL...loved this comment at MM's site:

Fitting...a fake boycott from a company that sells fake roast beef!

70 posted on 04/07/2012 1:31:22 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Ab Alius Domitor

THAT’s exactly what I’m making tonight, AAD. Good eating if you make it yourself and KNOW what’s in it..


71 posted on 04/07/2012 1:39:17 PM 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: Jane Long

That is funny.


72 posted on 04/07/2012 1:40:21 PM 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

And I had just eaten my first sandwich there a couple of weeks ago....bye, bye, Arbys!


73 posted on 04/07/2012 2:00:12 PM PDT by jennings2004 (President Hayes, Mount Rushmore, telephone, Dear Leader...what a mix!)
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To: radioone

Arby’s is done, well done.


74 posted on 04/07/2012 2:19:12 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Tzimisce
Arby’s is bending over for the vegans. What irony.

Well done sir! ROFL!!!!

75 posted on 04/07/2012 2:24:53 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: carriage_hill
Never heard an Arby's commercial on Rush. Sounds like a local problem.

Best fast food fish sandwiches. 2 for $4.

76 posted on 04/07/2012 2:49:52 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: radioone

I think there is a relation between the recent announcements from Arby’s and Walgreens pulling local ads from Rush and the new Huckabee show just starting. Arby’s is owned by Rourk Capital, who are big Romney supporters. Huckabee is supporting Romney too. I would not be surprised if the left (MediaMatters) and the center-left (Rinos) are both trying to take down Rush and conservatism.

I keep on wondering why are Arby’s and Walgreens doing thus now, when Rush apologized over the incident over a month ago. I think giving a spotlight to Huckabee and RinoRadio is the answer.


77 posted on 04/07/2012 4:25:24 PM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: Big Mack

I have eaten my last Blue Roast Beef sandwich with Horsey Sauce. Besides, they all closed down here except for one. I know the franchisee and he is a great guy...but nope...


78 posted on 04/07/2012 4:29:50 PM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: carriage_hill

They are a national account that buys stations on their demos...Usually represented by a National Rep like Katz Radio. My guess is that the numbnuts at Arbys (Roark Capital Group owns 81.5% of the company, with Wendy’s Company owning the other 18.5%.) told it’s agency to buy around Rush’s program...Bad move..


79 posted on 04/07/2012 4:38:05 PM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: AGreatPer
Alas, I gave up all "fast food" and alcohol/mixers over 1½ years ago, and lost 85-lbs in 4 months. I make a real fine broiled fish sandwich that would knock your socks off, AGP. Getting all of that nasty stuff out of my system was one of the best moves I've ever made, especially since turning 62. Now if I could just quit the Marlboros!
80 posted on 04/07/2012 4:40:23 PM 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: Shady

Their big mistake was even publicizing this whole dumb decision, S. Buying time *around Rush* wouldn’t be any big deal - I’m sure others do it, too - but using a “social website” crutch to publicize it, was definitely a bad PR move. No sympathy from me on that blunder.


81 posted on 04/07/2012 4:44:16 PM 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
Maybes a couple of bolemic vegetarians can eat my share now that they are off my menu.
82 posted on 04/07/2012 5:44:24 PM PDT by BOBWADE (RINOs suck)
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To: carriage_hill
"Alas, I gave up all "fast food" and alcohol/mixers over 1½ years ago"

Good for you. If that is what is best for you that is great.

72 here, 8 beers a day, little fast food and lots of frozen fish.
Weight no problem.
I do understand that fast food is not good for you so I try and watch it. Throw away half the bun garbage.

Your point is made, we all have to adjust to our specific bodies. Now give me a beer, liquid food.

83 posted on 04/07/2012 6:13:40 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: AGreatPer

Forgot to mention, I do walk 2 miles a day even with my walker. Gotta keep the blood flowing.


84 posted on 04/07/2012 6:15:53 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: Cheburashka

Thank you!


85 posted on 04/07/2012 7:27:10 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: carriage_hill

You can’t mention losing all that weight in 4 months. Details, PLEASE. I would be forever grateful.


86 posted on 04/07/2012 7:29:16 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: peggybac

You have FRmail.


87 posted on 04/08/2012 4:18:08 AM PDT by carriage_hill (ual)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks radioone.
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...

88 posted on 04/08/2012 5:43:05 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AGreatPer
Forgot to mention, I do walk 2 miles a day even with my walker. Gotta keep the blood flowing.

Ima guessing the beer store is about a mile away. And that walker is a GREAT prop...

89 posted on 04/08/2012 5:53:36 AM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: radioone
My hubby told me that they also pulled their ads from Dana Loesch's radio show.
90 posted on 04/08/2012 3:06:40 PM PDT by StarCMC (Sometimes you need a Jimmy Carter to get a Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Uriah_lost

Yeah - and Lion’s Choice is soooo much tastier than Arby’s for sure! *high five*


91 posted on 04/08/2012 3:07:50 PM PDT by StarCMC (Sometimes you need a Jimmy Carter to get a Ronald Reagan.)
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To: radioone

Even though ARby’s is acting very “stupidly”, the TSA is still Too Stupid for Arby’s. So long, suckers. No Arby’s for me, you are easily replaced.


92 posted on 04/08/2012 3:52:45 PM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: jimbo123

Roark is a francise operator. They don’t own any of those companies.


93 posted on 04/08/2012 8:01:47 PM PDT by ReignOfError
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