Two Evansville fast food chains trade jabs in sign war

This is a war I would like to see last forever.

Southern Indiana Arby begins to sign a war with its next door neighbor

On Monday afternoon, I was heading south on First Avenue toward Diamond Avenue on the north side of Evansville when the sign for Arby’s in front of Schnuck’s caught my eye. While fast food restaurant signs normally mention the offer they are currently offering, this one refers to a product sold by the neighboring restaurant, McDonald’s. Specifically, the McRib Sandwich that the company recently brought back for supposedly the last time. Although the sign did not call him by name. Instead, he gave her a name that rhymed with McRib but clearly took a hit at the sandwich.

If that’s a little hard to read, here’s a close-up of the marquee by itself.

In case you didn’t know, in anticipation of the McRib’s return, Arby’s has created and is currently selling its own rib sandwich, the True Country Style Rib Sandwich which it describes as being made with “smoked country style pork in Texas”. rib.” Instead of a minced pork patty shaped like a small rack of ribs, the true country-style rib sandwich features thick slices of pork that aren’t actually from a pig’s rib. They come from the shoulderbut are cut to look like small boneless ribs.

Shots fired.

McDonald’s responds

There are two schools of thought when someone verbally shoots you like this. 1) You can be the bigger person (or in this case, a company) and ignore them while telling yourself that they’re only doing it because they feel threatened by you. Or, 2) You can defend yourself and try to put them in their place by responding with your own photo. Luckily for all of us, McDonald’s chose option 2.

Here’s a closer look.

Personally, I would have liked to see McDonald’s come back with a bit more gusto, but I respect that they took the high road by simply defending themselves without resorting to childish name-calling. That said, childish insults are much more fun. I’m thinking something like “Beef and cheddar? More like beef and never”, or maybe: “Our meats won’t make you run to the toilet seat”. (I’m not very good at this myself, but you get the idea.)

What I really hope is that the other fast food restaurants, and even some of the non-food businesses on First Avenue, get in on the action. I’m talking about Popeye. You too, Metro. Burger King, Wendy’s, Dunkin’s, Taco Bell, you all have to participate in this too. If we want to have a real sign war, we need all the multiple parties involved. Show us what you got. I’m going to prepare my popcorn for the show.

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