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Thursday, January 25, 2007

No One Ever Says "When I Grow Up I Want to Work in Fast Food"

I've worked at a number of fast-food joints over the years, including Long John Silvers in high school (lets just say that the girls working there smelled like fish & chips and not because they worked there) and Taco Bell a couple years after I left college (still the best job I've ever had - drunk college chicks and free tacos). So I certainly know the merits of working in fast-food. At the risk of getting too hokey, it really did prepare me for something better. But there was something better, and it's foolish to insist that working in fast-food is some sort of a dream come true.
A leading restaurant association has called for the cancellation of a TV commercial featuring Britney Spears' estranged husband, Kevin Federline, as a failed rap star working in a fast-food eatery.

In a 30-second ad for Nationwide Insurance, Federline is shown dreaming he is a rap star but then snaps out of it to face reality -- he's working at a burger restaurant.

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But the National Restaurant Association's Chief Executive Steven Anderson has written to Nationwide saying the ad leaves the impression that working in a restaurant is demeaning and unpleasant and asking the commercial to be dumped.

"An ad such as this would be a strong and a direct insult to the 12.8 million Americans who work in the restaurant industry," wrote Anderson, head of the association that represents 935,000 U.S. restaurants. "Developing creative concepts that accomplish the marketing strategies for a product should not require denigrating another industry."

The really funny part is that K-Fed is literally one step away from working in fast-food.

More here.

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