Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Will lottery winner endorse fast food fish?

The as yet unidentified winner of the record-sized Powerball lottery has been offered an endorsement deal by fast food fish chain Long John Silver's.

Long John Silver's is offering to make the new lottery winner a spokesperson for their new Buttered Lobster Bites: 'bite-sized pieces of langostino lobster prepared in a buttery breading.' LJS says, "Our customers tell us they crave the taste of lobster, but they don't want to spend $20 to get it." A portable snack box of the Lobster Bites is $2.99.

Wow, who needs a lottery winner, when you've got me blogging like a spokesperson myself... and that's the point, isn't it. Long John's doesn't expect someone who just won $365 million to care about the money they'd get as a spokesperson, they just want the news coverage. Doh! That's what I just gave them!

Of course who knows, maybe the lottery winner will want not only the money, but the long-lasting public exposure and respect that comes with hawking bits of buttery fast food lobster. [press release]


Anonymous said...

didn't that tex mex chain get in trouble for calling langistino crawfish/shrimp lobster when even the company who catches & sells it - says - it's not lobster?

Anonymous said...

I don't know where you are getting that but Langistino is small lobster cut into pieces and prepared.

Anonymous said...

Not so fast..your buttered
Langostino are closer related to a hermit crab than a lobster. Despite the similar name, they are not langoustes - aka The Spiny Lobster or Rock Lobster. Check out this info at Wikipedia...It talks about the water bugs themselves, the FDA, and Long John's controversy.