Big Mama is closing down. Her famous eatery is not more in Pittsburgh. Great headline ” Big Mama Closes Cuisine, Blames Pittsburgh Parking.”
We broke the story here. A number commented on that blog. I predicted that after the story hit the papers, the city would jump on the problem, and would work out a solution. The major issue, I think, was deliveries, and citations on her delivery trucks. Oh well, I was wrong. The city held the line, and now we get another raft of headlines. Remember one Aw S**t cancels out 10 Attaboys.
It seems like many in our industry go out of their way to generate bad PR. Isn’t there someone out there who can offer a way that Pittsburgh might have kept its dignity and at the same time helped Big Mama out and generated a positive headline? Brandy?
PS – Yes, I’m sure it’s possible, maybe probable that Big Mama is closing for other reasons and was looking for a scapegoat. That doesn’t help our PR problem.