Restaurant chain Chick-fil-A recently admitted that its popular misspelled advertisement playing off the idea that cows want people to eat more chicken so that they, in turn, will not be eaten, was written not by a cow, as the ad implies, but by a semi-literate Chick-fil-A employee.
"We stand by our statement that a cow could have, and probably would have, written that ad," said Chick-fil-A CEO Daniel Cathy. "But we wanted to give one of our employees a shot. He was failing out of high school, and they told him if he got an internship, he could make up some credits. We thought he did a great job."
Cathy explained that Chick-fil-A executives did not coach the employee, Weston Richie, to intentionally misspell the words in the "Eat mor chikin" ad. "He came up with that on his own. We were going to clean it up, but then we realized that throw a cow in, and it worked."
The Chick-fil-A CEO declined to comment on his impression of the average IQ of its employees as compared to that of most cows.
The revelation that it was a semi-literate Chick-fil-A employee, not a cow, to craft the billboard ad has not hampered its effectiveness in the slightest, however - possibly because many white-meat-supremacists are more concerned about their health than with truth in marketing.
"Beef has lodes of kilestrol," noted longtime Chick-fil-A customer Ken Hayes in a Twitter post. "Its real bad noose for your health. Thats why I steer clear of the steer. Get it?"