Wow. Just plain ol fugging wow. All this butthurt over a cookie.
Now, those of you boycotting an evil company that might cater to an opposing football team make damn sure you don't go to the game tonight. Because you can bet they don't ask who they're fans of when they take that ticket or sell that beer. And, since it's a night game, Duke Energy is gonna be supplying power to those Steeler fans, so make sure you call 'em up Monday and cancel that poo. And get your water and sewer turned off, too, because they might supply the water that goes through a toilet that a Steeler fan uses. And boycott the roads that supply easy passage for those Steeler vermin to get to the stadium.
You show them. You show them ALL.....
This can only happen on the Huddle. A sarcastic thread about an iced cookie gets taken seriously to the point a Harris Teeter intern throws down the gauntlet.
If i'm seeing things correctly that table has a lot of panthers merchandise on it as well. Harris Teeter hasn't stated it's a home team grocery store for steelers fans, the sad fact is those cakes will sell here because of the large steeler fan base. No one said anything about lions cakes last week, because there probably were none. We all know some steelers fans, we work with them, live near them, hell I'm actually friends with one. I'm not some corporate shill here for damage control, I'm actually just an intern. There are only three things I'm a bigger fan of than Harris Teeter, and that's the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, and Charlotte 49ers. I'm not here to tell you where to shop, but if you wanna stop visiting the company that donates millions to local schools and charities for one from Florida, all over some cookie cake, maybe reconsider your priorities.
Wow a lot of hate going on here, as an employee of the corporate office let me clear a few things up.
1) Bakery managers are encouraged to come up with their own creative idea's that could be profitable, especially seasonal opportunity's. You'll see these cookie cakes take on all different types of designs that are relevant to whatever might be going on that week. This isn't Harris Teeter making a claim that they think the Steelers are great, it's a Bakery manager thinking that there will probably be some Steelers fans throwing parties to watch the game this weekend. The problem lies within the large number of Steelers fans in the community. If you have a problem with the cookie cakes, voice your concern with your local Deli/Bakery manager.
2) Harris Teeter is a major sponsor for the Carolina Panthers, and has been for a long time. But you guys gotta understand it's a business relationship. Harris Teeter sponsors the Redskins in the DC area as well.
3) I've seen a lot of people posting that things have gone downhill since the Kroger merger. No one made a call down to the stores and said "hey guys now that Kroger owns us you can stop caring." Harris Teeter is still operated out of Matthews, and still employs a whole lot of Charlotteans.
I've worked for this company since I was 16, and I can say without a doubt it's a great company that anyone from Charlotte can be proud of. The company stresses the best service and selection in the industry. Seeing people bad mouthing Harris Teeter makes me feel the same as any of us feel when people bad mouth the Panthers.
Thanks but I'll be shopping elsewhere until that Steeler crap is out of there. I won't be "waving my VIC card" anytime soon either. Sellouts