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Posts Tagged ‘Eater’

Bad News for Chicago: Chefs Agree Your ‘Pizza’ Sucks

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Yeah. It’s called soup. 

If I am a connoisseur in anything, other than PR listicles, talking baseball, and picking out women’s perfume (it’s a gift…sue me), it would be pizza. I am a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (although a skosh past puberty now). I adore pizza, from pan to hand-tossed, New York style to Texas style (jalapenos, if you’re wondering). If it’s pizza, I’m so there.

Unless it’s Chicago Deep Dish style. Some people think I’m an idiot for that stance but if I need a spoon and a fork to eat it, that’s a different meal entirely. And now, some serious chefs agree. Bad PR alert for the Windy City coming in … 3 … 2 … 1 …

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Utah School District Discards Lunches, Considers $50K PR Spend

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All politics is local—and so is PR.

After the Salt Lake City school district got bad press for throwing dozens of kids’ lunches away when parents fell behind on payments, district leaders “quietly” decided to consider hiring a firm to help them improve their damaged reputation.

By “quietly” we mean that the official proposal amounted to $49,999, which is one dollar short of the total that would require the district to announce it.

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Creative Restaurant Turns the Tables on Yelp Haters

Craft & Commerce Restaurant Regular readers will know that we have very mixed feelings about the business review site Yelp—and user generated reviews in general. Of course, a good number of restaurant owners (and the firms that rep them) rightly see Yelp reviews as the bane of their existence.

For these and other reasons, we were amused by one San Diego restaurant’s innovative PR response to the Yelp challenge.

Some managers respond to individual critics, apologizing for bad experiences and even offering discounts, while others turn the worst reviews into business cards. San Diego “gastropub” Craft & Commerce decided to take another, even more creative route: The restaurant recorded employees reading negative reviews in comic voices and now plays these tracks over the restroom PA system. Click through for a couple of especially dramatic samples:

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