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A man claiming to be Buddy Fox, Charlie Sheen’s character from the movie “Wall Street” phoned into Ruby Tuesday Inc.’s earning’s call yesterday with one very important question-
‘Bud Fox’: I just have one question. Do you think your revenue was negatively impacted by Harambe’s death, and if yes, do you have any plans to mitigate it?
Ruby Tuesday Chairman and CEO James J. Buettgen: Excuse me, can you repeat your question, please? Impacted by what?
‘Bud Fox’: By Harambe’s death and if yes, do you have plans to mitigate it?
Mr. Buettgen: I am sorry, I don’t know if we have a bad connection. I couldn’t quite hear the question.
Operator: It appears that he has lost connection.
Other than Chili’s and mabye Outback Steakhouse, I don’t think you can get much better than Ruby Tuesday’s when you’re looking for an All-American entree. But after this little display you can be damn sure I won’t be caught dead spending my hard earned money there until some awareness is spread throughout the corporation. As you can see, the executives from Ruby Tuesday didn’t seem to know who Harambe was, which I find appalling and incredibly tone-deaf. Top brass at one of the country’s best restaurant chains doesn’t know who the guy is that is currently polling at 5% support for President of the United States? You kidding me, guys? .
[via The Wall Street Journal]