What comes around, goes around….
We haven’t heard much about the Red Hen restaurant in scenic Lexington, Virginia in a couple of months. That was the eatery that made national news when the unhinged leftist owner refused service to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and her family and then followed them to another restaurant to continue to harass them.
The owner, a freak named Stephanie Wilkinson was summoned from her home by homosexual employees who were triggered when Sanders walked in and flew into action to tell them that their type was not welcomed there.
At the time, the Twitter mob exploded in delight and many promised to patronize the small restaurant even though they didn’t live anywhere near it nor likely had the economic means to dine at anywhere other than the local McDonalds.
It was a stupid business move by Wilkinson and other local businesses were sufficiently alarmed at what this would do to their image that the Red Hen owner was forced out of Main Street Lexington, an organization tasked with promoting economic viability.
Things haven’t gotten better in Lexington and local merchants are panicking now that the Red Hen den of hate has poisoned the town’s name by tapping into funds to support a digital marketing campaign.
Via The Associated Press, “Tourism Still Suffering After the Red Hen Denied Sanders”:
A small town in Virginia is trying to recover its image after The Red Hen restaurant famously refused to serve President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
The Roanoke Times reported Sunday that a regional tourism board is pulling together emergency funds to boost its digital marketing campaign.
Normally that money is saved. But officials agreed the region is in desperate need of positive coverage.
The tourism board serves Lexington, where The Red Hen is located, and other communities that are about three hours from Washington.
Rockbridge Regional Tourism is spending an extra $15,000 on digital marketing after a slew of negative coverage this summer from the Sarah Huckabee Sanders incident. https://t.co/f6Y1ZKgymR
— Alison Graham (@alisonkgraham) September 2, 2018
Additional details from the Roanoke Times, “Lexington-area tourism group beefs up marketing in wake of Red Hen controversy”:
All three localities met and decided to pull together emergency funds to increase digital marketing and spread positive messages of the area, especially Lexington, which brings in the largest number of tourists.
Rockbridge Regional Tourism agreed to spend an additional $5,000 per month from the office’s emergency fund from July through September.
The tourism office receives 0.8 percent of the lodging and meals tax collected from each locality. About 20 percent of its annual budget, which is around $800,000, is put into a reserve for emergencies.
Typically the money is saved. But each locality agreed the region was in desperate need of positive coverage after The Red Hen incident.
Director of Marketing Patty Williams said the area is still feeling effects from the controversy — the tourism office received a letter Thursday from a family in Georgia who said they would never come back to the area because of what happened. And during the immediate aftermath of the incident, the tourism office received thousands of phone calls and emails.
“For a town our size, it was a significant impact,” Williams said.
Get WOKE, Go BROKE!
The only thing that really sucks about this story is that the other businesses were dragged down due to Wilkinson and her thin-skinned queer staff.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 3, 2018