Michigan Football Fans Have Beef With Ruth's Chris Steak House Discount
Ruth’s Chris had more at steak than it could have imagined.
The steakhouse franchise in Ann Arbor, Michigan, promised customers a meal discount equivalent to the University of Michigan’s margin of victory over Rutgers in a football game on Saturday. One percentage point would be added for every point on a meal Sunday through Thursday.
Michigan shellacked Rutgers, 78–0, which would have given steakhouse patrons 78 percent off their meal! Well done on such a rare feat, Wolverines.
But the restaurant later altered its Facebook promotion copy to cap the discount at 50 percent.
Some say they got a raw deal.
“,” one fan wrote on the restaurant’s Facebook page. “Lol, not enough balls to go 78% off huh?” wrote another.
The restaurant said the 50 percent limit was always in place. “Our apologies the discount cap at 50% was not in this initial post,” read a message on Facebook. “This amazing promotion was launched with a cap of ‘up to 50% off’ the food portion of the bill and we’ve updated this post to reflect that.”
Business after the lopsided victory was still apparently brisk.
H/T For The Win
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