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http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2013/12/20/Cracker-Barrel-Announces-Removal-of-Some-Duck-Dynasty-Merchandise

 by Breitbart News 21 Dec 2013, 5:32 AM PDT

Restaurant chain Cracker Barrel posted Friday night on its Facebook page that it would no longer carry some Duck Dynasty merchandise after Phil Robertson, of the "Duck Commander" company and family, was suspended from the show.

The statement reads:

    Cracker Barrel’s mission is Pleasing People. We operate within the ideals of fairness, mutual respect and equal treatment of all people. These ideals are the core of our corporate culture.

    We continue to offer Duck Commander products in our stores.

    We removed selected products which we were concerned might offend some of our guests while we evaluate the situation.

    We continually evaluate the products we offer and will continue to do so. [emphasis added]

Cable network A&E suspended Robertson Friday over comments made during a GQ interview which progressives have perceived as anti-gay. After Robertson's suspension, A&E and the pro-gay media watchdog GLAAD have faced an overwhelming backlash from the public, and the show's future is in doubt.

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Re: Cracker Barrel Announces Removal of Some Duck Dynasty Merchandise
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2013, 11:52:35 AM »
Based on my last experience with Cracker Barrel, focusing on what products it sells in its stores is misplaced.

The food in that place is awful!!!
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Re: Cracker Barrel Announces Removal of Some Duck Dynasty Merchandise
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2013, 12:08:06 PM »
Based on my last experience with Cracker Barrel, focusing on what products it sells in its stores is misplaced.

The food in that place is awful!!!

Seconding you on the food. 7/11 hotdogs are better tasting. Taco Bell is marginally better.

But (you knew I was going to put in a but) ....

They are removing some Duck Dynasty merchandise (property of A&E). Duck Commander (property Robertson family) is still being carried. So - what message are they actually sending?
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Re: Cracker Barrel Announces Removal of Some Duck Dynasty Merchandise
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2013, 12:48:14 PM »
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We continue to offer Duck Commander products in our stores.

    We removed selected products which we were concerned might offend some of our guests while we evaluate the situation.

So they are selling it but they aren't?  If they continue to offer Duck Commander products but are pulling others, maybe we are reading it wrong?  Could they be pulling A&E (Hearst)'s merchandise but keeping Duck Commander which is supposedly owned by the Robertsons?

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Re: Cracker Barrel Announces Removal of Some Duck Dynasty Merchandise
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2013, 12:49:31 PM »


They are removing some Duck Dynasty merchandise (property of A&E). Duck Commander (property Robertson family) is still being carried. So - what message are they actually sending?

That's exactly what I read into it as well. I think people are improperly angry at them. They are pulling the A&E stuff.


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Re: Cracker Barrel Announces Removal of Some Duck Dynasty Merchandise
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2013, 01:18:54 PM »
Based on the statement, they pulled it because of what Phil said.  Another place that will not get my business again.
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