Reader: Fast-food chain coverage doesn't belong on Cafe Society
Yesterday, Jenn Wohletz offered her assessment of the new Chick-Fil-A desserts in the latest installment of Jenn in Chains, her semi-regular look at developments on the fast-food scene. She loved the brownie, lusted for the waffle fries (and the cute little ketchup packets)...but isn't a fan of Chick-Fil-A's politics, and said it was unlikely she'd return.
Still, her look at fast-food sweets left a sour taste in one chef's mouth.
Writes Chris Cina:
Is it really necessary to provide ink promoting the Denver chains? It's bad enough we have to compete with them as restaurateurs for dining dollars. The annual marketing budgets for these corporations is roughly a year's revenue for the average independent restaurant. Now we have to compete with them for content in the local free paper/site? Come on...
For the record, we have an official restaurant reviewer who writes about local restaurants (who's on vacation this week, by the way, just as Lori Midson was last week), and Jenn in Chains is offered in addition to her reviews, not as a replacement. So there's no competition for space or our attention.
So, is there no place for coverage of chains and/or fast-food chains on Cafe Society? What else should we be writing about? What shouldn't we be writing about? First five commenters (who want them) get a coupon for a free Chick-Fil-A dessert.