Friday, March 02, 2007
Rats and rap in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• As a result of the televised rats in a Greenwich Village KFC/Taco Bell (see Essay 1759), 13 more restaurants have been shut down. “We are embarrassed by the situation and stress that certain restaurants did not meet the very high standards that we set for ourselves,” said the president of ADF, the restaurants’ franchisee. “We apologize to our customers and are working around the clock to resolve this matter.” In the meantime, customers are encouraged to avoid The 4th Meal at Taco Bell.
• Wendy’s yanked nutrition posters with calorie details from its New York restaurants, hoping to avoid dealing with a city regulation requiring some food joints to display calorie information on menus and menu boards. “We fully support the intent of this regulation,” announced Wendy’s on its Website, “however, since most of our food is made to order, there isn’t enough room on our existing menu boards to comply with the regulation.” What a bunch of sleazy rats.
• Hillary Clinton is going hip-hop. Timbaland will host a fund-raiser for the presidential candidate in Miami this month. Looking forward to hearing Clinton drop some rhymes.