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Not-so-poor old Warren Buffett is taking a beating: First, Marc Andreessen went for the low blow re: bitcoin. Perhaps staggered by the epithet, or perhaps unable to see the “Welcome to New York City” signs on the Outerbridge Crossing from the top of Berkshire Hathaway HQ in Omaha, or perhaps having failed to memorize all 6,000 Dairy Queen locations, or perhaps thinking (correctly) that Staten Island doesn’t look much like New York City, or perhaps taking sides in a contentious non-debate about whether in fact Staten Island should make like the Crimea and secede, a position supported by dozens of Staten Islanders and many more beyond its shores, for whom the city’s fifth borough lost its utility upon the closing of the Fresh Kills Landfill in 2001, or perhaps simply making a minor mistake, the Blizzard purveyor has committed a faux-pas tailor-made for the modern outrage industry.
Dairy Queen has joined a long list of groups that somehow have forgotten that Staten Island is part of New York City even though borough residents spend their hard earned dollars at the company’s restaurant in St. George.
A news release put out on Tuesday by Dairy Queen to promote a DQ Grill & Chill scheduled to open in Manhattan later this spring lists the restaurant as the first location from its chain in New York City. Meanwhile, Staten Island commuters and visitors from all over the world patronize a DQ Grill & Chill in the St. George Terminal….
Dairy Queen “announced its official entry into New York City” with the scheduled opening of a DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at 54 West 14th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. The 2,500-square-foot eatery will be the first ever two-story DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in the country. In the news release that ran over the Business Wire, Dairy Queen stated that Manhattan residents “will no longer need to make a trip to the suburbs” to eat at one of its restaurants.
DQ gives a blizzard of bad publicity to the ‘forgotten borough’ of Staten Island [SILive.com]
Dairy Queen Taken To Task For Suggestion That Staten Island Is Not NYC [CBS New York]
Dairy Queen Insults Staten Island by Forgetting They’re Part of New York City [The Braiser]
Dairy Queen Doesn’t Think Staten Island Is Part Of New York City [Gothamist]