Who was in the wrong here?

Hard to blame Guy Fieri for hosting a party and giving away a lot of free food. These restaurants could have used the opportunity to promote themselves, give out samples or whatever. Instead they just threw the food away.

https://news3lv.com/news/local/bitter-taste-from-las-vegas-restaurants-after-super-bowl-tailgate-bust

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They would've been damned if they threw it all out too. But local vendors and the organizers should've known that would happen, clearly they were already cooking shitloads of food and competing. Guy Fieri is based, events owe me food.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    So who was the supposed major corporate sponsor

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Tencent

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Literally advertised as a free tailgate

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I bet they were asking $20 for a hot dog, too. Wondering why nobody is buying that shit. Based Guy Fieri, he should call them out for wasting food.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          No-one in their right mind would see that and think "free food".

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yet when you get there and see free food, no one in their right mind would pay for food.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        So are they saying Papa John's gave away free pizzas?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Why would they do that? They're a business not a charity.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >tyson
        >best foods
        >pepsi
        >king's hawaiian
        >poopy johns
        holy fricking mogged. they never had a chance

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          The Great Filter

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        do americans really need to get tickets to sit in a parking lot?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Your "people" need a license to protest. Sit down Nigel, this ain't your fight.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >remember to check out these local spots affected by the tailgate
    >down2earth plant based cuisine
    >nobutcher.com
    >john mulls road kill grill
    >simpli sushi
    Ain’t no one wants to buy that overpriced garbage at a tailgate. People want to drink beer and eat free meat cooked on a grill. Frick out of here with plant based cuisine and sushi at a Super Bowl tailgate. Those businesses deserve to fail if they’re that moronic.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Naked city pizza is good. When I went they had a 10 pound pizza that was free if you and a buddy could finish it in 30 minutes. Not sure if that's still a thing though.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You should tell BeardMeatsFood about that. He'd probably like that challenge.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      john mull has killer beef ribs but i highly doubt they would have brought those ribs to a tailgate

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >scallions

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Scallions are good, toxogay

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Funnily enough, I like Japanese food and fish, but don't like sushi cause of the vinegar. And yeah it was probably all overpriced almost hippie food

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >guy fieri gives out free food
    >homosexuals do homosexual things like homosexuals and cry like homosexuals
    homosexuals. homosexualy ass homosexuals.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Poetry.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fricking evil corporations giving free food out to the lower-middle-class everyman and driving upper-middle-class struggling business owners out of business

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >the BIG GUYS made their money
    weren't they giving it out for free though?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Guy Fieri probably pocketed a pretty penny selling VIP passes.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Shhh, the npc whiners don't do logic.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why would they do that? They're a business not a charity.

      Ask yourself why any large corporation would willingly hand out free food?
      The answer is they wouldn't. It wasn't free, they just got paid for by the hosts.
      And those hosts were telling the small places to prepare a shitload of food without telling them they were competing against large corporations handing out food for free.
      No food truck or small business would willingly participate at their own expense knowing people would be getting comped food.
      I hope Guy gets sued for millions of dollars.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        A smart businessman would show up with enough food to last about 1 1/2 hours....hang a sold out sign up and hand out stickers, coupons and flyers.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Why would you show up to just to lose money? Handing out trash that will go in the bin after wasting an hour selling $500 worth of food doesn't sound like a good idea to me.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            No advertising campaign has high follow-through. You still need to advertise. You'd do better handing out coupons as a local business than trying to compete against free. Especially with thousands of people in foot traffic

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Damn, are you that moronic? You do know that companies that cater for free get to write that food off as a 100% tax deduction. All those big guys probably put down 10-20k in food and got to write it off at market value (which they set since they make it) and suddenly they have a verifiable 250-300k write off.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          No-one is "catering for free" or getting a tax 'write off'.
          I bet you don't even know what a write-off is.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Lmao, try again gay. Write off are my saving grace for my business, I went from a 55% tax rate to only paying the feds 6%.

            Maybe when you make some real big boy money you'll understand.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              so your business is an abject failure that only exists because youre able to exploit tax loopholes like a slimy israelite

              wow great brag

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >NOOOO YOU NEED TO GIVE MONEY TO THE israeliteS IN THE GOVERNMENT BECAUSE HECKIN POC NEED THEY BENEFITS

                Lmao, seethe more poorgay, I'll be a millionaire by the time I'm thirty, and you? What have you made of your life friend?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >millionaire
                >meaning anything
                >2024
                congrats, you can afford the interest on an Arizona flat, you're still mogged by the average boomer who bought in when land was cheap

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You make a fair point, thankfully my boomer dad is giving me his house and land when he croaks.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Where's your milly, anon? I see a lot of seething, jealousy, and coping, but... where's the milly?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Are you really a milly air? Can I hold $50? I’m broke asf rn

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                nice goalpost change anon
                does that mean he knows what he's talking about more than you then?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                More like government theft kills healthy business growth. If the only reason you're not profitable is because the government is taking half your money, the problem isn't your business lol

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I don't, but they do, and they're the ones writing it off.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          No-one is "catering for free" or getting a tax 'write off'.
          I bet you don't even know what a write-off is.

          Definitely sounds like a larp because that's not how tax deductions work at all...

          That's how inventory valuations on a balance sheet work, idea of market value of inventory, which you might need to write down, but that's completely irrelevant to taxes.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Your business can deduct 100% of the cost of food, beverages, and entertainment that is made available to the general public (for example, free snacks at a car dealership or free food and music provided at a promotional event open to the public). IRS regulations confirm that this exception is still available, and it still covers applicable entertainment expenses.

            Also in regards to the value of the food, the big companies like; Pepsi, Tyson, Bud Light etc. Since they produce the items for consumption, they can set the value of that product, which in turn is used for them to inflate their "loss" by giving away the shit for free

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              You're definitely larping because that literally says

              >Your business can deduct 100% of the cost

              Yes.. the cost, not the perceived market value.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              It's still not a tax write-off because you aren't providing food to an employee or business associate in the course of doing your business.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >made available to the general public

                You're definitely larping because that literally says

                >Your business can deduct 100% of the cost

                Yes.. the cost, not the perceived market value.

                In a normal situation, yes, it would be the cost of the product, but since these are manufacturers, they can set their own prices on their own product. Even with a steep direct to consumer discount, the manufacturing markup makes the 0.0000000005 worth of Pepsi into a $1 deduction.

                Also why the frick would I larp as a business owner? I'm 25 with grey hairs, if it wasn't for the money I'd stop this shit long ago

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You didn’t build your business. The people and government did.
                >I hear all this, you know, 'Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever.' No. There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own — nobody. You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police-forces and fire-forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory — and hire someone to protect against this — because of the work the rest of us did. Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea. God bless — keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is, you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                sounds like a whole lot of seethe. the guy that got rich was one of the ones paying for his own success before he was rich. he's paying multiple times his own and the people's investment back with wages and new jobs. all those paragraphs are just pseudo-intellectual self-fellation.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >In August 2011, while contemplating a run for the U.S. Senate, former White House financial reform adviser Elizabeth Warren gave a defense of progressive economic theory at an event in Andover, Massachusetts.[8] On September 21, a video of Warren making the case for progressive economics received attention on the Internet and became a viral video.[9] In the video, Warren aggressively rebuts the argument that asking the rich to pay more taxes is "class warfare",[10] by arguing that no one grew rich in America without depending on government services paid for by the rest of society.[11

                >"You didn't build that" is a phrase from a 2012 election campaign speech delivered by United States President Barack Obama on July 13, 2012, in Roanoke, Virginia. In the speech, Obama said: "Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business, you didn't build that."

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                not very surprising that women and obama don't have object permanence.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Free handouts almost always give off the tiny cans/bottles
                >They're overpriced in stores
                >Never seen anyone buy them
                Holy frick anon, I just realised that's all so they can have bigger tax write-offs for the money they actually put in

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                A whole team of hardworking events people had to watch as customers ignored dozens of local restaurant booths

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the capitalists

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's not Guy's fault that the fans caught a glimpse of Flavortown and decided to get down. Nobody wants to eat food from some literal fricking who's when you can grub down (FREE!) from the man with the plan. Based Guy doing it real big and giving the people what they want, baby!

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >"I went with 10,000 flyers and then came back with none," Smith said. "After we left, even the LINQ parking lot, we hit all of them with flyers everywhere. We saw a car, full of cars, fleet of cars. We just made sure we went and hand out flyers."

    >Smith's restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine and was featured on Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" in 2022. He said he didn't overprepare food for the tailgate and wanted to focus on informing locals about his restaurant.

    >"If I went just for the money, I will be depressed right now, and I didn't want to do that. So I went to market the restaurant."

    Absolutely based Caribbean Chad understanding how to market while these vegan sushi hipster popups cry that they made a bad bet and broke even

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      He's coping.
      >nooooo I didn't go for the money I promise, I just want exposure because we all know how much exposure pays the bills!!!!
      >the 10,000 flyers that were all left on the ground in the parking lot because no-one wants trash on their car were really worth it

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe they should've given out some free food as well and garnered good will with the local population instead of treating their customers like free money bags and every event as a way to make a quick buck huh.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's because a lot of owners aren't good at marketing and why a lot of places fail. Even if they didn't give out free food, the opportunity to even have your name out there in front of that many people is so valuable.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        my dad opened a pizza place in socal and was surprised no one patronized his business over others despite doing literally no marketing whatsoever. hes on meth now hard lol

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        90% of restaurant owners believe that just by opening their doors people will flock in, because they think word of mouth is all they need to attract customers. Worst part is owners don't believe that marketing their business is necessary, pair that with their expensive menu and it's a recipe for failure.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. That's just a list of businesses I'll never visit, and I'm a Vegas local. Throwing the food in the trash for a tax write off because it's overpriced shit just doesn't sit right with me.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. They should have been running little free samples with flyers/pamphlets at this thing exactly like this dude:

      >"I went with 10,000 flyers and then came back with none," Smith said. "After we left, even the LINQ parking lot, we hit all of them with flyers everywhere. We saw a car, full of cars, fleet of cars. We just made sure we went and hand out flyers."

      >Smith's restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine and was featured on Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" in 2022. He said he didn't overprepare food for the tailgate and wanted to focus on informing locals about his restaurant.

      >"If I went just for the money, I will be depressed right now, and I didn't want to do that. So I went to market the restaurant."

      Absolutely based Caribbean Chad understanding how to market while these vegan sushi hipster popups cry that they made a bad bet and broke even

      . ESPECIALLY if they aren't specialized in tailgate food.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      lol lmao. You're talking sense, but 15 years of Zimbabwe Obama bucks printing has permanently fricked the American psyche.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >business is outdone by another business
    >cries about it

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing beats free. Sorry mom n’ poppers, go peddle your overpriced shit elsewhere.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Can't they freeze the food? Why did it all have to be thrown away?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because they are entitled drama queens who aren't thinking correctly and figured it would be a huge cash grab without taking into account the invaluable advertisement they were getting. Even if they threw out $5000 worth of food, the advertising would be worth so much more than that.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Guy Fieri, he said bring lots of food. But they only sold 10%. It doesn't make sense.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >yukon pizza
    >complaining they made too many sandwiches
    >pizza
    Hmmm

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Well if it's any indication of the type of people we are dealing with here...

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        tiny tiny people?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          yes, they fit inside my phone

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >fast, dynamic, and customer facing
        is that supposed to be a sell or rather a warning by the owner that it’s going to be a soul sucking shit job

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >finding rainbow clown hair on your ‘za
        Current year is super fricking gay
        Trump 2024

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >needing a resume to work at a pizza joint
        it's over

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          how else are they going to fill up their diversity quota?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      they literally only have one sandwich on their menu, and of course it's fricking chicken. owner probably wanted to cheap out and make a quick buck. good thing the greedy frick got screwed.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Almost certain they used a different menu, demanding a premium, given the venue. Which is half of why they couldn't sell anything. Food trucks are used to pulling into a venue and price gouging since they have no competition.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          It looks like all they had was some kind of meatball sandwich

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Opportunity of a life time and they bring canned meatballs on bread

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >Opportunity of a life time
              The restaurants probably figured they were catering to 99% out of towners and just cooked slop at huge markups.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >own a pizza shop
        >instead of making pizzas, only sell a sandwich
        >charge 14 USD for a sandwich
        >cry when no one wants your shit sandwiches and blame guy fieri

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >12 dollars for a 4oz patty
        hope this homosexual bites a bullet

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The biggest font/lengthy text is the chef. Why are they like this, bros?

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >be Guy Fieri
    >throw a free concert/food festival
    + people
    >be nice enough to include local operators
    >show up
    >all their food looks like dogshit
    >Yeah nah
    >WE ARE KICKIN' THINGS UP A NOTCH
    >provide the crowd with free food
    >everyone has a good time
    Holy basedola

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      well not everyone

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The madlad

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Guy Fieri
    Trump moron screws over working class in favour of big corporations. Shocking result.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >incompetent capitalists
      >working class
      ?

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    just for example there was a stand that was selling 2 tacos for $16
    and the $16 was written on a piece of paper and taped over whatever the original price was
    which means they started the day with a price even higher than that and reduced it to try and drum up business

    these homosexuals are so full of themselves

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      that makes me mad

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I hope those tacos were good as hell to justify those prices, otherwise frick those people.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        If they were that good, they could have given out free samples and people would have bought them.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Which side would Bourdain be on?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      He would wax poetic about the struggles of the pizza shop and how hard they worked, and then go sit in the corporate seats and snort cocaine during the Diplon concert with executives while his security guards kept people away

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      He would be quietly rotting under six feet of dirt

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Well, from what I understand of reading into this for several minutes, it seems like some morons decided to compete against big companies handing out mediocre slop by attempting to SELL mediocre slop. Now they're upset that people would rather recurve free mediocrity than pay $20 for it.
    I understand those smaller businesses can't afford to just give away food like "the big guys" but they literally knew what they were getting into and refused to bring their A game to justify their prices.
    If I had the choice between a fricking free McRib and a $30 tray of actually good ribs, I'd be reaching for my wallet. But apparently, the local joints decided not to bring their best. I think I heard something about one of them being known for their pizzas, but they weren't even selling their zas there. I dunno, I'm not from there, I could be talking outa my ass.
    I'm also no businessman, but I imagine if I were given such a golden opportunity to advertise my restaurant, I'd risk the big dip in my pockets to hand out free food too to get all those people interested in my restaurant.
    It seems to my the local eateries we're just various shades of moronic. They got their tickets, they knew what they were going into, and they weighed their options poorly, and can only blame others for it so they don't have to accept it's all their fault for being morons.
    I imagine since it's FRICKING VEGAS and those local joints are apparently fairly well known around there, they could have afforded to fully compete by giving out free food too and make up their losses the next day.
    But again, I dunno, I'm just a moron too.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >getting mad at free food
    Anyone bothered by this is a complete homosexual.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      haha yes

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Uhh what? You invited us to cater your party and told us to prepare tons of food for guests, and then gave them McDonald’s for free out of your own pocket?
    when you put it like this, Guy is in the rong

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >twitter screenshot thread

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