Friday, March 22, 2019

JIMMY JOHN'S TROLLS SPOKES CAFE WITH SPRAY CHALK SIDEWALK ADVERT!!! WHO WILL WIN THIS DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY FRIDAY FOODIE FACE-OFF?!?!



Here's a glimpse at marketing among the creative class set that's attempting to garner momentum.

"When corporate giant @jimmyjohns feels so threatened by a locally owned sandwich shop opening its second location at 10th & Walnut that they resort to vandalism, you know @spokeskc is doing something right."

Fact check . . . SPRAY CHALK ON THE STREET IS LEGAL AND NOT VANDALISM. But more importantly than the white-middle-class marketing people using false victimhood as a unique selling proposition . . . There's a bigger question at play . . .

IS 'VICTIM BRANDING' THE BEST TACTIC FOR SPOKES OR JUST A SIGN THAT IDENTITY POLITICS HAS ALSO POISONED SMALL BIZ CREATIVITY?!?!?

Personally, this blogger believes that Spokes is FANTASTIC . . . It's got a great vibe and the food is upscale, really fancy and their pricey coffee is some of the very best this town has to offer.

Jimmy John's is pretty great as well . . . Plus they're cheap & fast.

There's no reason that both of the businesses can't coexist . . . But that's not the point.

What needs to be examined here is the "creative class" reaching for the that VICTIM CARD at every turn when, in fact, this fancy cafe that has a great concept and doesn't really have much competition. 

Spokes sells $500-$5000 bikes which buffer the margins that any cafe would lose in a bad month . . . They're an amazing biz that deserves support and already has a very strong brand . . . However, looking for sympathy because of corporate bullying makes them look weak. And nobody is buying that . . .

You decide . . .

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

You know this TKC. Bringing your own lunch to work is the real winner. Cut costs and treat yourself to something better than either option.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Also bring your coffee in a thermos.

Anonymous said...

^^^Umm no. You people must be poor. Ewwww!

Spandex Clad Jerk said...

Share the road man!

Downtown Taxpayer Parasites said...

So SLie's brain dead zombie lemmings downtown taxpayer ripoff artists are upset well what else is new?

Joan Hack Moron said...

OMG it's like, it's like, what is this thing! STOP IT! 311!

Dex said...

Gotta go with Jimmy John's on this one. Fast & Cheap ALWAYS wins.

Anonymous said...

^^certainly nothing you post.

Anonymous said...

Jimmy John's is a franchise operation, sooooo, good chance it's locally owned. Maybe the guy who owns this one owns several, but still, he's probably local, just like the Spokes Cafe guys.

Drunk and Stoned KC Bicyclists said...

Not cool man. Weez a walkable place and cars aren't welcome here.

Anonymous said...

With all the tens of thousands of urban sophisticates bustling around vibrant downtown every day and the 25 million tourists joining the crush, the only question for these businesses should be how to possibly successfully address the volume of customers.
Momentum!

Disrupt the disrutpers said...

HAHAHA great PR tactic. Worked like a charm.

Downtown Idiots said...

Damn this going to bring cars and trucks to the area!

KCMO Left Wing Gestapo said...

How dare that damn place think outside the box and use imagination and creativity in advertising.

Anonymous said...

um...are we sure this isn't a hoax? We sure Spokes did not do this to themselves for publicity? Seems to be working. Spray painting the city's public property is a crime. Why would the large chain set themselves up for the bad publicity of bullying a mom & pop place and the crime of defacing public property?

Is it a Spokes hoax?

Subway Sammies Raped Me said...

^^^ Spokes hoax is good.

But look, it's not paint. It's spray chalk. Big difference. The chalk washes off with water. Paint doesn't

Carly Bigums @ Worship My Bigums TV said...

OMG it's like this is the story of the century I'll get like, right on it.

Anonymous said...

Either get a Goodcents sub or do without. Jimmy Johns is crap!

Fat Dysfunctional Phobic Bitter Alcholic Lesbians Inc of KCMO said...

Jolie Justus@joliejustus

What are you doing for lunch today? Answer: you are going to @spokeskc. RT to tell JJs that sidewalks are for people, not vandalism.


YOU HEARD HIM! NOW OBEY!

KC Therapist With One Space Missing said...

^^^^ Goodcents? Maybe if you can finds one of their none locations in KC. That's JoCo garbage.

As for subs.

I the wife of the geezer hater to serve it up home made, baby. She does it nekkid while I throw cold cuts at her tender bits.

Life is good. Eat well.

Anonymous said...

Right on, 9:21. It was right there in red "spray chalk". My bad.

Anonymous said...

Jimmy Johns launches national campaign around 'freaky fast' delivery strategy - https://www.fastcasual.com/news/jimmy-johns-launches-national-campaign-around-freaky-fast-delivery-strategy/

Stay-Puft Marshmallow Mayoral Candidate said...

Spend all your money on overpriced cafe shit. Plus you can enjoy bicycles mounted on the walls that become vibrant the longer you look.

Anonymous said...

Still thinking it's a gorilla marketing ploy.

I suck on GMOs for breakfast said...

^^^ Sounds like a good deal to me. I want my sandwhich soggy and quick. Also made with the cheapest ingredients possible.

The Triggered Jackasses Of Downtown KCMO said...

Jimmy Johns launches national campaign around 'freaky fast' delivery strategy



That doesn't matter! They don't have the right to mess with our our robust and vibrant downtown. Take your sandwiches and cars and trucks and get TH HELL OUT OF OUR CITY!

Anonymous said...

^^^ And that would be "guerrilla marketing" not gorilla.

O.K. I'm out for the morning, boys, as it seems I can neither read or spell worth a s%!+ today

Anonymous said...

This seems like good natured fun. If anyone's offended they're gay

Anonymous said...

If you enjoy eating in an environment where a sandwich costs $15 and your surrounded by a bunch of snooty spandex and helmet wearing snobs this is your place.

Anonymous said...

The food is ghastly. I suppose after a six beers and then a bike ride anything will look appetizing.

Anonymous said...

WHO WILL WIN THIS DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY FRIDAY FOODIE FACE-OFF?!?!

Better question is who really cares. Neither place worth eating at.

LIVING LARGE ON MOSTLY LOANS=YO SORRY ASS BE OWNED!!! said...

Hey, you...that's real mean. Many of the truly moneyed peeps started out their adult lives forced to be frugal. Some of them still are, by choice, in some noteworthy measure, relative to their abundant wealth. Ever heard of our local Jim Stowers and that Oracle of Omaha, Buffet? I learned from working with Mrs. K (Kauffman) that her long years of being respectfully creative with her ample resources is a talent and a virtue. These three high-earners are examples of being able to share more of their wealth in philanthropy, and succeeding at more wealth creation, because they purposely kept to habits of careful spending where it mattered to them.

Anonymous said...

Eat at Da Bronx. Don't be bitches.