of all the attention it’s been getting from Iowans. I was extremely disappointed and embarrassed to be an Iowan after seeing the lame commercial. Basically it’s an investigator standing in front of a food processing plant in West Liberty Iowa. It just happens to be the plant where they slice meat for the Subway chains. The point the investigator is trying to get across is that Subway claims their food is fresh and many people believe they slice their own meat when in fact it is sliced in Iowa whereas Arby’s slices their own meat in their restaurants.
I didn’t know that. Spare me the whining Iowa this commercial didn’t present anything harmful about our state. So we slice meat for Subway, yea for us that means we have a few jobs around here. What I want to know is where does the meat come from? I’m assuming we process the Subway meat at the same plant that slices the meat. I could give a shit less about where it’s sliced at – it doesn’t make it fresher just because it was sliced in an Arby’s restaurant if it has been in the freezer for a bazillion years.
From all the whining and crying Arby’s has issued an apology:
“Please know that in no way was the advertising designed to
disparage the state of Iowa, but rather it’s meant to dramatize the distance between a competitor’s slicing facilities and any of its restaurants. Our advertising is being revised to remove the reference and will replace current advertising as soon as possible, which should be no more than a few days.”
This makes it even more embarrassing. We pissed and moaned and
complained so much that Arby’s publically apologized even though they did nothing wrong. What they said is FACT people. I realize that sometimes the truth hurts but grow a set for Christ’s sake; they didn’t mean to hurt your feelings.
You have to forgive Iowans. They are not used to being in the
spotlight at all. Nothing bad ever happens here. Most people are so trusting and friendly that they don’t even lock their doors. There has been a Jeff Foxworthy clip being passed around Facebook about Iowa and it goes something like this;
If you’ve ever been at Wal-Mart and purchased a television that
didn’t fit in your car and the man in the van next to you says he has to pick up a few things but then he will be by to drop it off for you. Thirty minutes later he arrives, unloads it, refuses money and leaves before you even had the opportunity to learn his name – you might live in Iowa.
That explains a lot about Iowa. People are trusting here and very
naive. They are like the protected “little sister” state. They are fine and good regardless of what anyone says. They won’t just give you the shirt off their back; they’ll wash it for you first. They are good people who grow corn, write books, work in factories and slice meat for Subway’s. They don’t want anyone even mentioning them. They didn’t ask for the fame. If they knew “If you slice it, they will come” would really make them come, then they wouldn’t have sliced it.
But don’t worry Iowa, things will settle down in a few days and
we can get back to our cozy, non-eventful lives.
And shame on you Arby’s for upsetting the fine people in Iowa!
What the hell were you thinking?! What has Iowa ever done to you? Iowa is the best no matter how you slice it and no matter where you slice it. I bet our slicers are way better than your slicers anyway.
You can see the lame commercial at the links below.