The blogosophere is once again foaming at the mouth over what it perceives to be the lastest injustice perpetrated by corporate America. This time it’s a comic strip being used by Jamba Juice to sell more smoothies. Not just any comic stirp, but the insanely popular (at least among the Huffington Post crowd) webcomic “Get Your War On” by David Rees. The strip uses public-domain clip art, so Jamba is free to rip it off without crediting Rees or paying any royalties. But that hasn’t stopped an army of netizens from organizing a “No Justice, No Juice” campaign in an effort to destroy Jamba Juice franchises across the country. “The issue for me is that they used the same clip art as me and didn’t put it in a new context or do anything new with it,” says Rees. “So I’m afraid that readers will think that I sold my soul for smoothies.” At least readers don’t think he sold his soul for a Mint Mocha Chip Frappuccino. Now that would be really bad.
Pass the bucket. A group of churchgoers is suing the nation’s largest Pizza Hut franchisee, KPC International, for $1.1 million after eating what they claim was bad chicken. Nineteen people were taken to a hospital after eating at the Pizza Hut in Mississippi , complaining of symptoms such as vomiting and nausea. Hello! Chicken at Pizza Hut? That’s like going to a fancy steak house and ordering the Halibut. Some people get what they deserve.
Waffle divots. Golfer Phil Mickelson has been known to waffle at the big moments. But when it comes to owning a chain of Waffle House franchises, Lefty is showing nerves of steel. Mickelson is one of three partners in GS Acquisitions, which had previously been turned down as a franchisee by Waffle House due to its lack of restaurant experience. Undaunted, Mickelson’s company is now making a $20.2 million play for a chain of 105 Waffle House restaurants. The current owners, SouthEast Waffles, are looking for a new franchisee to buy it out of bankruptcy.
Gratuitous celebrity post. Hollywood stars are just like us. Just take a look at Brad and Angie as they pull up with their brood at a McDonald’s drive-thru. Ok, they aren’t exactly like us. Bodyguards blocked the drive-thru and prevented onlookers from approaching the vehicle as the famous family waited for its food, reports US Weekly. But hey, at least they feed their kids total crap like everyone else.