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FALSE ADVERTISING BY STRAW HAT ON HOPYARD

Original post made by Upset in P-Town on Jul 6, 2009

Last week, a full page, color ad came out advertising a 50 year celebration at Straw Hat, where they were rolling the prices back to 50 cents a personal pizza on Monday's throughout the month.

On the back of the ad, the Straw Hat in Pleasanton is listed, when you go in there, they are not honoring the deal. So here you have an add to get people in the door, yet once you are there -- no deal.

That's a cheap way to get people into Straw Hat.

Comments (24)

Posted by unclehomerr.., a resident of Downtown
on Jul 6, 2009 at 2:46 pm


You betta off. Straw Hat tastes like straw hats!

unclehomerr..


Posted by I. Eaton Moore, a resident of Mariposa Ranch
on Jul 6, 2009 at 4:58 pm

That's B.S. I haven't seen the ad or gone in and try to get the deal but if what you are saying is true, that's just wrong and maybe illegal. I bet if people complain to the right person you'll get some sweet 'sorry bout that' deals. I think Mountain Mikes still has a $5 all you can eat lunch.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jul 6, 2009 at 5:40 pm

Another FAKE story...please remove! Probably posted by mountain mikes herself...


Posted by Pete, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 6, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Just another tasteless advertisement gone bad. Example: Big-O Tires during fireworks display on July 3rd-airplane advertisement. They should publicly apologize for that disruption. My first thought was, as a client of Big-O, I'll buy "American" next time.


Posted by Pete, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 6, 2009 at 9:08 pm

Recognizing that Upset in P-Town didn't establish which paper falsely printed ad, removing this story is the right course to take.


Posted by unclehomerr.., a resident of Downtown
on Jul 6, 2009 at 9:13 pm


Nobody said it was in a newspaper.

The poster referred to the 'back' of the ad. I'm thinking 'flyer'.

unclehomerr..


Posted by Pete, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 6, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Who said "NEWS" paper. Paper is a flyer unclehomerr.. would you not agree? Why so technical?


Posted by PToWN94566, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 6, 2009 at 9:52 pm

PToWN94566 is a registered user.

I'm not sure how this kind of business works, but maybe they aren't part of the regular franchise like the rest of the Straw Hats. When I lived In Tahoe, the Blockbuster didn't partake in the no late fee's deal- how you have 7 days or something after the initial due date and after that date you own the movie. I asked a worker at the Blockbuster and she said something about the owners, something about franchises, and that's all I remember.


Posted by Save a buck, a resident of Downtown
on Jul 7, 2009 at 7:11 am

Often coupons say "at participating locations." I think the reason is that most franchises don't require their franchisees to honor all promotions.


Posted by Very Concerned, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 7, 2009 at 8:45 am

Looks like the Hopyard location was initially part of the promotion, then they pulled out, for whatever reason, after the ad was printed. Good business sense would dictate that they should honor the ad. The negetive PR will cost them much more.


Posted by unclehomerr.., a resident of Downtown
on Jul 7, 2009 at 10:43 am

With all due respect, Pete... you're an idiot.

"which paper falsely printed ad"

unclehomerr..


Posted by Jon, a resident of Danbury Park
on Jul 7, 2009 at 10:45 am

IF it's true, they were legally obligated to honor the flyer! PERIOD!

Start a class action suit! LOL


Posted by Pete, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 7, 2009 at 2:23 pm

With all due respect unclehomerr..I'll take what your word is worth. Again,why so technical? Don't get any pizza on your face.


Posted by unclehomerr.., a resident of Downtown
on Jul 7, 2009 at 3:37 pm


Literal, not technical, Frank. You've got your 'al's' mixed up.

The whole point isn't worth the energy you've put into it.

unk..


Posted by Upset in P-Town, a resident of Birdland
on Jul 7, 2009 at 4:13 pm

OK -- it was in the Tri-Valley Herald, which means it also ran in the Valley Times since they are the same paper basically. And no, it's not a hoax. I talked with a member of the Straw Hat corporate office and he agreed it was wrong they didn't honor it. True, not everyone has to cooperate, but if you're going to have your location on the ad, I think they should honor it.

Pete and Cholo, please get your information straight before ripping into someone for something where it is you who are wrong.


Posted by Pete, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 7, 2009 at 5:04 pm

Thank you Upset in P-Town. Was that so hard to clarify the source? No...I was not wrong to ask. Information is a valuable asset to have. Again...Thank You.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jul 8, 2009 at 5:21 pm

A current employee informed me that he didn't know a thing about it and as far as he was concerned, everybody would have to pay the current full price. He even stated that he didn't believe me and I walked out.


Posted by Good Job!, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 8, 2009 at 6:53 pm

Cholo is on their trail! Good job detective Cholo!!!!! I for one am sure glad you chose not to spend your money there, that'll show 'em.


Posted by resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 9, 2009 at 8:33 am

Why is anyone eating pizza? Sorry, a friend of mine just gave a presentation on fast-food and to be honest fast food is gross, unhealthy and leads to posts like this one. Go to your local grocery store and buy $.50 of celery or green beans. Eat them and unleash the true intelligence that lingers underneath fat infested food.


Posted by Pleasanton resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 15, 2009 at 7:20 pm

A business establishment caught in a game of Bait and Switch?

I'm shocked! Shocked!! To find out such low and dirty tactics are going on around here!


Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 4, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Skip Straw Hat and go to Jack in the Box today and use this coupon -

Web Link

It worked fine for me about 30 minutes ago!

There is a news article in the Examiner about it as well:

Web Link


Posted by What?, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 4, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Interesting "nutrition" page on the Jack site!

The Ultimate Ceeseburger has something like:

1200 calories

600 from saturated FAT

I went to Copy and Paste this and low and behold, you cant copy and pase this "nutrition" info from the Jack site!

Why in the world would that be the case?
LOL

1250 sodium


Posted by GK, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 10, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Let's all get over it and move on. Life is too short.


Posted by deedee, a resident of Avignon
on Jan 27, 2010 at 9:47 am

Let's not forget, at Straw Hat the OWNER is there everyday working his butt off for his customers. You just don't find that anymore. This may have a chain attached name but the owners are hardworking!!! I will eat there anyday, coupon or not!!!


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