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Quackback: Cracker Barrel Reinstates 'Duck Dynasty' Products
breitbart.com ^ | 12/22/13 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 12/22/2013 9:30:37 AM PST by ColdOne

On Sunday, just two days after announcing it would be pulling some Duck Dynasty products featuring Phil Robertson from its stores, Cracker Barrel announced that it had reversed itself and would reinstate all Duck Dynasty products. In an announcement via Twitter, Cracker Barrel wrote:

Dear Cracker Barrel Customer:

When we made the decision to remove and evaluate certain Duck Dynasty items, we offended many of our loyal customers. Our intent was to avoid offen

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1 posted on 12/22/2013 9:30:37 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

VICTORY!


2 posted on 12/22/2013 9:32:32 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: ColdOne

Translation: We realize more Phil Robertson fans eat in our restaurants than homosexuals. Whoops!


3 posted on 12/22/2013 9:33:55 AM PST by TheGipperWasRight
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To: ColdOne
It's all about the money or loss of. Simply put, you cannot put the toothpaste back in the tube once its out.
4 posted on 12/22/2013 9:34:15 AM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: ColdOne

Nice try. Too late. You foolishly made the call and jumped to conclusions and I hope your customers become your X-customers. Since there aren’t any of your stores where I live you won’t be losing me anyway but I know there’s a bunch in the south and I hope them “ignorant” red necks stay away in droves.


5 posted on 12/22/2013 9:34:15 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: ColdOne

Duh! They’re still stupid. If they want to atone, then the head of who ever thought the fag lobby mattered needs to roll.


6 posted on 12/22/2013 9:34:45 AM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: ColdOne

Maybe we have turned a corner on the stranglehold which political correctness has on this country? We’ll see. This turnaround sure didn’t take long.


7 posted on 12/22/2013 9:34:51 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ColdOne

All hail meatloaf and cornbread...


8 posted on 12/22/2013 9:34:51 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: ColdOne

They should have written, “We realize that sometimes you can’t please everybody. We’re going where the money is, not adhering to any specific principle of freedom of speech.” /S


9 posted on 12/22/2013 9:35:05 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: ColdOne

I don’t eat the crappy slop that Cracker Barrel serves and trys to pass as food. I eat healthy and I don’t think they know what healthy food would be if they ever had any there. But KUDO’s to Cracker Barrel for doing the right thing for their customers.


10 posted on 12/22/2013 9:36:01 AM PST by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

“All hail meatloaf and cornbread...”

Are those characters on Duck Dynasty?


11 posted on 12/22/2013 9:36:14 AM PST by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: ColdOne

Too late in my opinion. They are just as bad as A & E siding with the gay community. If I had a Cracker Barrel in my area I would not eat there nor accept their apology.


12 posted on 12/22/2013 9:36:36 AM PST by bluerose
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To: ColdOne
As far as mea culpas go, this seemed pretty honest and straightforward. Good enough for moi.

Might A & E be next?

.

13 posted on 12/22/2013 9:36:36 AM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

In my opinion, they never should have weighed in on this in the first place. They could have just kept the status quo and then nobody would have been offended. Instead, now everybody is offended in some way. Liberals have to be angry that they reversed course. And the rest of us were offended in the first place by their knee jerk politically correct reaction of pulling the merchandise in the first place.

Way to go. Nice to p.o. everybody.


14 posted on 12/22/2013 9:37:07 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ColdOne

"....they got more backwash then they ever knew possible...screw em, boycott them for another week anyway for being so stooopid"

15 posted on 12/22/2013 9:37:17 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: TheGipperWasRight

I was shocked that CB jumped in AFTER it already became obvious that GLAAD had overplayed their hand and a full throated backlash was in progress. Too little too late, I’m afraid.


16 posted on 12/22/2013 9:39:26 AM PST by eddie willers
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To: ColdOne

They just announced this late in the morning today (Sunday)

I’d be curious what their breakfast revenue will be today compared to previous Sunday mornings...and a Sunday morning before Christmas.


17 posted on 12/22/2013 9:40:51 AM PST by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: ColdOne

There are a hell of a lot more Phil Robertsons living in this country than there are homosexuals.


18 posted on 12/22/2013 9:41:03 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all my fellow Americans. "Whatever" to everybody else!)
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To: ColdOne

I forgive them and will continue to eat at CB at the same rate I have for the last 20 years ever since that Thanksgiving fiasco where we waited over an hour and I think a portion of our food were table scraps from someone else’s dinner.


19 posted on 12/22/2013 9:42:02 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: ColdOne

Somebody in the Cracker Barrel management team is definitely going to get nailed for this one. Offending customers right before the last minute retail gift push!

I bet their yesterday’s sales receipts just tanked. When their daily numbers came in to the corporate HQ, there must have been a whole lot of shrieking.


20 posted on 12/22/2013 9:42:32 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: ColdOne
$$$$$ talks...Barbra Streisand walks!!!
21 posted on 12/22/2013 9:43:21 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: ColdOne

Not many in the “Pajama Boy” crowd eat at CB. Who ever made that decision should probably be canned for not understanding the customers. It’s Christmas, so I don’t really hope anyone gets canned, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that happened.


22 posted on 12/22/2013 9:43:26 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: ColdOne; All
Annd as a further apology, please be advised that we are immediately RENAMING our restaurants as

QUACKER BARREL!!!

23 posted on 12/22/2013 9:44:25 AM PST by ken5050 (I still miss Howlin)
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To: ColdOne

Now go fire the idiots who made the knee-jerk decision.


24 posted on 12/22/2013 9:44:29 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: bluerose

Didn’t Lonesome Rhodes pontificate over some cracker barrel?


25 posted on 12/22/2013 9:44:34 AM PST by onedoug
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To: rktman

soooo,
the fact that i live in Southeast Florida means I’m an ignorant red neck?

careful now!


26 posted on 12/22/2013 9:45:28 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: ColdOne

Amazing how many stupid executives a’re out there. Educated idiots. Don’t they even have a clue of.who their customers are?


27 posted on 12/22/2013 9:45:29 AM PST by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: ColdOne

Hey, YO! QUACKERBARREL!

WANNA BUY A DUCK?

What kind of quackery is this anyway?


28 posted on 12/22/2013 9:45:44 AM PST by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: ColdOne

Where was the part about how you fired the fools that called that shot?


29 posted on 12/22/2013 9:45:51 AM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: ColdOne
"Our intent was to avoid offen...."

The suspense is killin me.

30 posted on 12/22/2013 9:46:26 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: ColdOne

https://www.facebook.com/CrackerBarrel/posts/602887726427665

Dear Cracker Barrel Customer:

When we made the decision to remove and evaluate certain Duck Dynasty items, we
offended many of our loyal customers. Our intent was to avoid offending, but
that’s just what we’ve done.

You told us we made a mistake. And, you weren’t shy about it. You wrote, you
called and you took to social media to express your thoughts and feelings.
You flat out told us we were wrong.

We listened.

Today, we are putting all our Duck Dynasty products back in our stores.

And, we apologize for offending you.

We respect all individuals right to express their beliefs. We certainly did not
mean to have anyone think different.

We sincerely hope you will continue to be part of our Cracker Barrel family.

********

Another thread if anyone is interested in reading the comments thereon:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3104348/posts


31 posted on 12/22/2013 9:46:39 AM PST by deport
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To: ColdOne

Remember: $ spent on “Duck Dynasty” products goes to A&E. $ spent of “Duck Commander” products goes to the Robertsons.


32 posted on 12/22/2013 9:47:30 AM PST by doyle
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To: Viennacon

VICTORY! VICTORY! VICTORY!

h/t the “Daleks”


33 posted on 12/22/2013 9:49:17 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: ColdOne

HAHA. I am one of the many who sent them a little note. This thing that glaad does is preposterous and we need to fight back hard.

The fact that glaad was able to get such an immediate concession from A&E tells us even more clearly that this was all intentionally done. As a vehicle to promote glaad, and stifle Christians at CHRISTMAS TIME. Why do you think A&E used the wording that they are “champions” of glaad?


34 posted on 12/22/2013 9:49:29 AM PST by Ladysforest
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To: ColdOne

:)


35 posted on 12/22/2013 9:50:46 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: libertarian27

This is strange - just pulled up an ABCNews article (written today) that Cracker Barrel is pulling DD stuff off their shelves...

ABC - a Day late - a Dollar short - and Defective reporting

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/cracker-barrel-pulling-duck-dynasty-items-off-shelves/story?id=21302746


36 posted on 12/22/2013 9:51:09 AM PST by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: ken5050

Do you remember Bonanza and Ponderosa restaurants?

The Duck Commander brand will most likely move into the restaurant chain business.

Boudin...yum!


37 posted on 12/22/2013 9:51:52 AM PST by prisoner6 (FREEDOM)
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To: Viennacon

Yes, but now stiff em. To hell with quacker barrel. That bell has been rung!


38 posted on 12/22/2013 9:52:44 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: ColdOne

CRACKER BARREL....yah, sounds kind of racist to me.


39 posted on 12/22/2013 9:53:31 AM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: prisoner6

....hmmm...Quackers...wonder if that brand is taken. Yeah probably.


40 posted on 12/22/2013 9:54:28 AM PST by prisoner6 (FREEDOM)
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To: vpintheak
Amazing how many stupid executives a’re out there. Educated idiots. Don’t they even have a clue of.who their customers are?

Nope, and their classmates are running the country. Heaven help us.

41 posted on 12/22/2013 9:55:35 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: ColdOne

You mean, unlike A&E, they didn’t care if their gay employees were offended?


42 posted on 12/22/2013 9:57:18 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: ColdOne

CB was wrong. They admitted it. That means I am now happy, happy, happy.


43 posted on 12/22/2013 9:58:23 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: eddie willers

This show has been the ONE AND ONLY show on the air that has NOT
pushed a liberal agenda down our throats! I watch the show EVERY
week not because I really like it, but, because I want their ratings to
succeed, the show is at most just OK! Americans ARE TRULY fed up
WE WANT OUR DAMNED COUNTRY BACK! This DUCK family has given me hope MAY GOD BLESS THEM, they have truly brought the
American people to their fight! I have hope again and I thank them for
showing me that AMERICA IS AWAKE NOW! GOD BLESS THE DUCK!


44 posted on 12/22/2013 9:58:41 AM PST by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Slump Tester
If they want to atone, then the head of who ever thought the fag lobby mattered needs to roll.

^^^^THIS^^^^

Someone needs to be shown the door.
45 posted on 12/22/2013 10:00:35 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: vpintheak
Amazing how many stupid executives a’re out there. Educated idiots. Don’t they even have a clue of.who their customers are?

I'm not amazed.

They're a major reason why the economy and America is in the toilet.

46 posted on 12/22/2013 10:02:01 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: ColdOne
Sweet.

They need to be rewarded for correcting their decision.

I'll be eating at Cracker Barrel for dinner tonight.

47 posted on 12/22/2013 10:03:16 AM PST by Washi
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To: ColdOne

How do you spell “Handwriting on the Wall”? In any case, somebody at Cracker Barrel has noticed it. Probably the CEO who followed it up with his “You did what?” phone call.


48 posted on 12/22/2013 10:03:32 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: ColdOne

They got the message from all the empty chairs in the dining rooms.


49 posted on 12/22/2013 10:04:41 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: rktman
Nice try. Too late.

Disagree.

It's all about negative and positive reinforcement.

They caught hell from us (negative reinforcement) when they made their initial decision about Phil Robertson products.

We need to reward them now (positive reinforcement) for correcting that bad decision.

Others will learn from our treatment of Cracker Barrel.

50 posted on 12/22/2013 10:07:21 AM PST by Washi
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