Virginia town where Red Hen refused to serve Sarah Sanders is trying to recover its image
A small town in Virginia is attempting a reputation makeover soon after a restaurant in the region infamously refused to serve White Residence Press Secretary Sarah Sanders in June.
The area’s regional tourism board is pulling collectively emergency funds to enhance its digital advertising campaign, the Roanoke Occasions reported Sunday. The cash is usually saved, even so, officials agreed the region is in desperate need to have of good coverage after the Sanders controversy.
The tourism board serves Lexington, Va., exactly where The Red Hen is positioned, and other communities that are about 3 hours from Washington, D.C.
SARAH SANDERS SAYS SHE WAS THROWN OUT OF VIRGINIA RESTAURANT Due to the fact SHE Works FOR TRUMP
Following the incident, the tourism board was flooded with thousands of calls and emails — and the complaints are still coming. The workplace received a letter Thursday from a Georgia household that wrote to say it would never ever return since of what happened.
&ldquoFor a town our size, it was a important effect,&rdquo Patty Williams, the director of advertising and marketing, told the Roanoke Occasions.
In June, Sanders tweeted she was told to leave by the owner of the restaurant due to the fact she worked for the president.
RED HEN OWNER RESIGNS FROM VIRGINIA Company GROUP Right after BOOTING SARAH SANDERS FROM RESTAURANT
&ldquoLast evening I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave simply because I perform for @POTUS and I politely left,&rdquo Sanders tweeted at the time. &ldquoHer actions say far far more about her than about me. I usually do my greatest to treat people, which includes these I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so.&rdquo
Following the tweet, social media users took to the Red Hen&rsquos Facebook and Yelp pages to bombard it with 1-star ratings and poor testimonials. Some Trump supporters also flocked to the restaurant in protest following news broke. The restaurant closed its doors for almost two weeks following the controversy broke.
Fox News&rsquo Adam Shaw and the Associated Press contributed to this report.
Published at Mon, 03 Sep 2018 12:17:00 +0000