Skip to comments.ARBY’S RESPONDS TO ANNOYED LIMBAUGH FANS BY BLOCKING THEIR TWITTER ACCOUNTS
Posted on 04/07/2012 9:17:26 AM PDT by Qbert
Remember all the self-righteous chest thumping that went on after conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh made fun of the 30-year old Georgetown activist Sandra Fluke?
Im sure you do. Politicians, celebrities, and major companies all got in on the Censure Limbaugh action. And why not? It was all the rage. Everyone was doing it.
And just like any good fad, somebodys always late to the party. In this particular story, that somebody is Arbys. Yep: the third-tier fast food chain announced yesterday (again, about a month late) that it would be removing advertisements from Limbaughs program.
Odd: Limbaugh notes that Arbys has never been a sponsor of his show, Twitchy reports.
Unsurprisingly, as other advertisers boycotting Limbaugh quickly discovered, many customers have expressed irritation with Arbys for publicly condemning the talk show host.
Arbys has alienated a large number of current and potential customers, who view this move as a strike against free speech, Twitchy (conservative authoress Michelle Malkins start-up) reports.
In fact, many customers decided to voice their opinion via Arbys Twitter feed:
Good grief, theyre actually blocking customer criticism? Now were not corporate strategists or anything, but were pretty sure blocking customers is just about the worst PR move a company can make.
Arbys had one foot in it yesterday we guess they decided they needed to step in it with the other foot to even things out, Twitchy writes, Arbys, were thinkin you really screwed up.
Of course, in Arbys defense, blocking people on Twitter isnt the worst idea theyve ever had
Click here to see a more complete list of blocked users.
This article has been updated.
I’ll be back.
Gotta go get blocked by Arby’s.
I spent my last penny there. As aas far as I am concerned, Arby’s no longer exist.
I only hope White Castle never does anything so foolish. I love those “murder burgers” as we called them back in daBronx ;)
I don’t eat at Arbys and now I know it is best not to. We are the people with the money. Too bad they screwed themselves in such a bad economy their Marxist caused.
"Ill be back.
Gotta go get blocked by Arbys."
Here’s the deal on this... It’s the Tom Harkin Barnyard Epithet.
Arby’s has NEVER actually bought time specifically on Rush’s show... EVER, ANYWHERE... what Arby’s does, is buy “Run of Schedule” ads - a specific number of ads, for a specific number of days... all Arby’s has done is ask stations to exclude the hours of Rush’s show.... and by doing that, they are cutting their reach, and increasing their CPM (in ad lingo that = cost per thousand exposures)... in a business and advertising sense, a truly STUPID move on their part... Arby’s - It’s Stupid Mood Food.
Just to add to this and for those who don’t know. Arby’s is also now the owner of Wendy’s.
grisly roast beef they cut thin enough so you don't notice how grisly it is....
The last time I ever got sick to my stomach was after an Arby’s “meal”
So I’m way ahead of the curve, I boycotted those losers for years :)
Haven’t spent a penny or any other money at Arbys for twenty years or more.
So it’s going to be difficult for me to boycott them further.
never eat there and now never will. Its Good Gruel Food.
Arby’s, the restaurant with the 10 gallon asshat for a logo.
Never like the place... So no pennies for them..
Or you can go to the website of their parent company, Roark Capital Group. I'm sure they'll be happy to hear from you.
Or type up a short letter to management, go to an Arby’s restaurant ask for the manager and hand it to him.
Right behind you.
I guess it’s “bad mood food” now.
Like Chicken McNuggets, any resemblance of Arby’s roast beef LOAF to real roast beef is purely coincidental!
I think it was while I was in college they stopped using real roast beef. Talk about tough and stringy, OMG!
College was in the early 70s.
Cinnabon, Auntie Anne’s, this may hurt a little.
I left a message on the corporate site. I asked if they thought the industry hating, agriculture hating, ban beef, fat, salt, and sugar Left was their natural customer base.
Will email and let them know why we no longer buy Arby’s.
This “da Bronx”- ite now exiled to SoCal is now craving some murder burgers. The frozen type - do not cut it.
Good bye Arby’s. You just lost this customer. We had enjoyed one of your sandwiches so we would stop for them regularly but we will now live without them if you bow to the leftist hate mongers.
I stopped going to Arby’s after I discovered that they had changed their sauce recipe. It was awful.
Tried the frozen cr*p also. It’s nothing like fresh.
Oh well, I'll just use the drive-thru somewhere else...while listening to Rush on my radio.
Just to update you. We have successfully blocked 1.5 million angry Tweeters, most of whom say they & their families will never eat there again.
Now that the furor has died down & we have expelled many customers, our Twitter account is strangely silent. We haven't had a Tweet in Days. I shut down 1/2 the servers for lack of activity.
I can't imagine where our audience has gone.
BTW, how are recent sales figures?
I’d say that I wouldn’t step into Arby’s because of this, but first I’d actually have to find an Arby’s.
I knew a guy who once was a beef buyer for Arby’s, and his advice was: “Don’t eat their food”.
From the Simpsons...”I’m so hungry I could eat at Arby’s” LOL!
Nooooooo! I live for their Jamocha shakes!
So have they or haven’t they ever advertised on Rush’s show?
Arby’s Reuben is really good. It’s the only fast-food that my dad will eat. He’s going to be REALLY mad at Arby’s for dissing his beloved Rush.
“Good mood food,” they say. I guess not.
Stupid. Arby’s probably put some know nothing millenial in charge of Twitter and he/she inserted his personal feelings. I’m on the team that does Twitter at my company. We have three on the team ranging in age and knowledge. We’re very careful in what we post. We’re a national brand, well known and a subsidiary of a much larger company. You bet we’re careful.
"Arbys Reuben is really good. Its the only fast-food that my dad will eat. Hes going to be REALLY mad at Arbys for dissing his beloved Rush."
Yep. I thought from day one that the Left's attacks on Rush's advertisers would backfire- in large part because most of the leftists never were, or ever intended to be, customers of those companies. Arby's, OTOH, is going to be losing many loyal Conservative customers with this inane idea...
Not true. They were together for a while, but the two chains split apart last year
I think we should all make an effort to go to this establishment whenever possible (just don’t make a purchase). Shall we call it Operation Flush 4 Rush?
I remember when they first came to town, circa mid 60’s, they had roasts hanging where you could see them.
Then some yrs. back I read that their roast came in sealed plastic and were a gooey slime until cooked. I couldn’t picture that.
With the recent revelations concerning ‘pink slime’ it all comes together.
We rarely ate there but they’ve been advertising a Ruben type sandwich that I thought about trying.
Done and done!
Arby's is ok... if you want to dine in Hell.
I had never seen a Carbonite or Edible Arrangement commercial on tv before they left Rush. Now they are all over the place. I guess 3 hrs on Rush is worth daily advertisements on multiple channels. Maybe Arbys needs more good mood food for their execs.
Do yourself a favor and try a Chik-Fil-A shake. It's at least a full order of magnitude better. Especially the seasonals, like Peach or the current Banana Pudding shake.
Doggone it, now I gotta take a ride to Chik-Fil-A.
Somebody oughtta sic PETA on Arby’s, since their whole thing is “sliced roast beef” or whatever.
Fight commie with commie.
I’ve bought one sandwich at Arby’s and that was in the 1984. I’m not real crazy about tough, bland roast beef.
I could send you some, 20 or more in refrigerated not frozen, styrofoam cooler from NJ. It would have to be overnight shipping. Got a White Castle 2 miles from me. Would have to put pickles on the side, for better taste consistency.
Could be expensive with the refrigeration shipping.
They have a really GAY home page, and their “Team” looks extremely light in the loafers
Not too big on having any black guys on the team either, out of about 40 people, I don’t see a single black.
How is that even possible in this day and age?
Otherwise, two East Asian descents, and all women at the office manager and administrative assistant level. Hmm...