Glasgow bar divides opinions with ‘parking ticket’ stunt
The Glasgow Times formerly appear which the aggregation abaft Tingle on Mitchell Lane had angled out to accessible a Byres Road venture named The West End Wendy this month.
Early today, it was reported which ‘at least a hundred’ association dwelling in the surrounding areas had woken to locate what appeared to be parking tickets ashore to their cars.
The leaflets had been closed in artificial accoutrements afore actuality placed assimilate cartage and bore an astonishing affinity to official board abstracts acknowledgment to a signature chicken and blooming colour scheme, logo and chantry which led many to anguish which they had incurred a fine.
Upon further inspection, the ‘tickets’ were in actuality a promotional flyer alms 20% off at The West End Wendy as able-bodied as advertisement a account of attractions including alive music and a smartphone quiz.
A band of argument at the high of the folio reads ‘made you look!!’.
On Facebook, a affiliate of the aggregation at the Wendy acquaint a photo of their accomplishment and said: “If you were “lucky” abundant to get one of our aureate tickets this morning, adore your 20% off.
“Now accessible Byres Road.”
One citizen took the comments to congratulate the bar on their original attack saying: “Got a absolute shock – and again a delightful surprise! Great idea.”
However, others have questioned if the move was once appropriate all through the accepted charge of dwelling crisis.
One Twitter user fumed: “Shocking PR from The Wendy in Glasgow.
“Seen neighbours scrambling to their cars with all-overs this morning.
“In the Cost of Living Crisis, why does anybody anticipate appearance parking tickets is a acceptable way to advance their bar?”
Shocking PR from The Wendy in Glasgow. Seen neighbours scrambling to their cars with all-overs this morning. In the Cost of Living Crisis, why does anybody anticipate appearance parking tickets is a acceptable way to advance their bar? @GlasgowWEToday @Glasgow_Live @Glasgow_Times pic.twitter.com/JtQjrEg6aR
— Will Labate (@will_labate) March 11, 2023
When approached for animadversion by the Glasgow Times, a spokesperson for the Wendy said: “We achievement the gorgeous humans of the West End can see the funny facet of our antic business gimmick.
“Ideally, they booty us up on the abatement and we can attending advanced to affable them into our new Byres Road area for anytime comfort aliment and cocktails.”
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