Maynard's Restaurant apologizes for ill-conceived 9/11 promotion

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Yesterday evening, Maynard's management apologized for the tasteless 9/11 promotion it ran on the restaurant's Facebook page for a brief spell earlier in the day. Their apology went over much better than the one offered up by the Tumbledown Trails Golf Course in Wisconsin for a similar gaffe earlier in the week.

Here's Maynard's apology:

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Compare that with Tumbledown's after they ran an ad for "9 holes with cart for only $9.11 per person or 18 holes with cart for only $19.11! 9/11/13 Only!":

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123sss321
123sss321

soooo... no problem with getting a cheap mattress on memorial day ( hooray dead soldiers equals 30% off all our stock) or brunch on easter? (yay!  that jewish guy was cruisified so lets over eat)  get over it, its the politicians who don't want you to forget so they can keep controlling you and keep making money

Oscar
Oscar

People need to chill out. I understand that is wasnt the smartest idea ever. And i certainly wouldnt have done it. But settle down, no need to be offended. Its a business offering a discount. If it was free dinner night would you still bitch?!?!

Ran Dazzle
Ran Dazzle

people need to let this pass a bit..the US dropped 2 atom bombs on Japan and killed 10s of thousands of totally innocent Japanese and no one says don't do any promotions that day..

DavidFoureyes
DavidFoureyes topcommenter

"Sorry about acting like as big of douchebags as our patrons."

Jason Bistodeau
Jason Bistodeau

They didn't want to trivialize it, but they sure wanted to capitalize on it.

Angela Salzl
Angela Salzl

Who cares. honestly atleast they did something for the date. 99%+ did nothing....... Insensitive? i don't think so. sure they make money but its a business. a discount is a discount

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