Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Manny's Creates (Unrealistic) Mask Wearing Promotion and it Doesn't Last a Day

0% chance this is going to work out.  So let's just start there.

You may have seen a recent tweet or story about the iconic Manny's Delicatessen in the Sloop with a unique health conscious promotion (via Chicago Tribune):

The 79-year-old institution that has been a backdrop for generations of politicians, celebrities and those of us simply in search of a quality corned beef on rye, announced on social media Sunday night that it would “give away free sandwiches for the day” if staff could go 30 days without needing to remind customers to mask up during the COVID-19 pandemic.

While we applaud them on getting in the news (again) and bringing some attention to wearing masks, it seems like an almost impossible ask.  It's not that we think people are malicious about their intent to cough all over this promotion, it's just that customers are going to forget or not even be aware of this promotion.  Maybe they will somehow plaster this promotion all over the door - but probably not going to happen even with that.  

Unsurprisingly, it looks like this didn't last long - even one day:

We'll see what today brings, but chances are more of the same.  

Good job Manny's for getting some free promotion...but maybe we can start from a reasonable place - one day without having to remind people to wear their masks? 

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