I've been seeing several shots of the "greeting" on Red Hen of Lexington VA's business phone. One must say it's rather unique in its application of basic marketing principles - you know, the ones about being welcoming, inviting, friendly, etc as being necessary to draw customers. See for yourselves
Wasn't that charming? Just full of that much-fabled southern hospitality?
Are the brains of the owners of Red Hen in Lexington VA (not
to be confused with other local restaurants with the same name) so addled by
progressivism that they are totally devoid of any business sense? Or common sense?
Let’s assume that an out-of-state traveler,
having no knowledge of the treatment of Sarah Sanders, was simply looking for a
place to eat. They would most likely
find this greeting to be outright rude.
It is rude. Whatever happened to "choose civility"?
also stupid from a business viewpoint (among others). One does not attract customers by addressing
them in a snarky and condescending manner.
I’m sure many stayed away after hearing that screed: not only
conservatives but liberals who did not appreciate the vitriol in that greeting.
I understand that a “gofundme”
account has been set up to support the Wilkinsons because of their so-called “bold”
actions that night – actions that included stalking Mrs Sanders as she left the
Red Hen to go to another restaurant. Now
why would Ms Wilkinson stalk Mrs Sanders like that? Didn’t she have a restaurant to run that
evening? But I digress. This “gofundme” account is most likely meant
to supplement the restaurant revenues that are tanking because decent people
will not step one foot in the place. Maybe she can ask her cousin Meryl Streep to
bail her out.
Getting back to the phone greetings, I was curious so I attempted to call the Red Hen myself. Here's what I got.
Alrighty then! That should get the clientele flocking back to the restaurant in a jiffy! Calling restrictions! When did they teach that in "Marketing 101"? These "red hen" dumb clucks are losing it big time! Well, they made their bed and now they can lay in it. If this restaurant goes belly-up, it will be no great loss.