Restaurant’s 15-Pound Burger a Cheap Publicity Stunt
Say It Ain’t So, Joe! ignores obvious ploy for media attention
By Joe Bodolai (c) 2010, All rights reserved
Morning radio talk shows, online news sites, even otherwise-respectable newspapers have fallen for a Clearfield, Pennsylvania restaurant’s tawdry attempt at free publicity by serving a 15-pound (6.6 kilo) hamburger.
Above is the picture of the restaurant’s 15-pound burger that many so-called “news” outlets ran, falling for the “clear attempt at publicity,” according to Say It Ain’t So Joe! editors. “We wisely refused and will never be a tool for the Giant Burger Lobby,” preferring, they said, “news stories of substance and merit which provide insight for our readers. We would never fall for cheap stunts like that pulled by Denny’s Beer Barrel Restaurant at 1423 Dorey Street in Clearfield, Pennsylvania.” The restaurant sells the Beer Barrel Belly Buster, which comes with 10.5 pounds of ground beef, 25 slices of fresh local cheddar cheese, a head of crisp romaine (not iceberg) lettuce, three tomatoes, two onions, a cup-and-a-half each of mayonnaise, relish, ketchup, mustard and banana peppers and a bun and costs just $30 at the restaurant located at 1423 Dorey Street in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, with plenty of free and easy parking and crisp delicious fries.
Say It Ain’t So Joe! editors said they will “continue to ignore stunt news such as this in favor of our usual mandate to enrich and edify our readers. “We would never mix real journalism with commercial messages or other agendas like the New York Times does for Israel.” Publisher Joe Bodolai said “you can look forward to our hard-hitting look next week when we investigate a Buffalo bar which plans to serve free beer and wings with nude waitresses eating bananas very slowly… As soon as we get comped.”