Monday, August 20, 2007


I call shenanigans on the Kemah Boardwalk's Joe's Crab Shack.

I recently heard about a $9.99 all you can eat popcorn shrimp deal Joe's was touting. It's no secret that my wife and I are having financial troubles, but we hadn't gone out to eat for a while, and seafood can be expensive, and we don't eat it much. So the deal seemed pretty good.

We had heard that the Joe's on the Kemah Boardwalk had broken off of the rest of the Joe's franchise, and a quick search through the corporate website shown they were no longer listed. So we called the Joe's on the Boardwalk to ask if they were honoring the deal, and they said they were.

But when we got there, nope, they don't recognize the deal. The manager even came by but he wasn't remorseful at all. Since it was late we decided to eat there anyway, but we ended up spending nearly twice what we had planned. $5 extra per person and $2.50 for iced tea... yeah... THAT'S fair.

1 comment:

SJB said...

I'd write a letter to both the particular restaurant and the corporation. Politely complain. It probably won't do any good, but maybe. Then never go there again.

I'm currently on a similar crusade against my local Honda dealer (though the wife is undermining my efforts)