Thursday, March 11, 2010


There was an extraordinary piece on Irish Central about Denny's Restaurants' latest controversy. Somehow, I'd missed this. In honor of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Irish Famine, Denny's was offering unlimited pancakes, which they advertised in a TV commercial. When this ad upset some people, Denny's pulled it, and offered this response: "Denny's has a history of using humor in its television advertising. It is certainly not the intention of the company to offend anyone or any group and we apologize if this spot has in any way."
This strikes me as lame. Wouldn't it be more to the point to say: "we were stupid"?

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