This. Is. EPIC!
Wendy's isn’t afraid of some smacktalk on Twitter or in real life either, apparently. Case in point, the highly amusing #4thStreetSignWar in Lubbock, Texas. Currently a local Wendy’s franchise is beefing with a neighboring drink store called the Pure Water Tea and Ice Company. The whole thing was provoked by the tea company, which fired the first shot a few weeks ago. The two are still going round-for-round. via KBCD:
Kyler says he’s been trying to provoke his food-chain neighbor with clever signs for a while now, and Wendy’s finally took the bait when Pure Water went for the big dogs. “We had Kliff Kingsbury drinks for free out on the sign.”
“The owner he’s like say, Santos man, they’re standing out. You’re clever, you’re witty, I know you can come up with something,” said Santos Perez, General Manager of the Wendy’s.
“They kept telling us corporate wouldn’t let them do anything, so I guess corporate is firing back,” said Smith.
“So, I went ahead & just replied ‘Hey Kliff, hungry and thirsty? We got you.’ and they didn’t like it,” said Perez.
And the sign war was born.
“So we were like, you want beef, Wendy’s? You got it,” said Smith.
“I didn’t expect them to react the way they did, and then when they did I was like, you know what? It’s on,” said Perez.
Each sign, carefully crafted.
“Group meeting, we’ll come up with something,” said Smith.”
No words exchanged, only letters.
“We haven’t talked at all, just through the signs,” said Perez.
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