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Badly done: Baltimore restaurants promote earthquake specials too quickly

Badly done: Baltimore restaurants promote earthquake specials too quickly

Baltimore restaurants and bars started tweeting cornball drink and dining promotions as soon as 10 minutes after the earthquake hit. That's too soon, far too soon to have a full understanding of casaulties. Plus, none of them was funny. Also done badly -- restaurants that no longer have, forgive the expression, a live person to answer the phone. That's a minor irritant if you're a reporter trying to get information; it's irresponsible in an emergency situtation. Answer your phones. I'll add in anecdotes from the earhtquake as I hear them: The staff of B&O Brasserie led its customers to designated safe place after the earthquake hit. "It was clear what it...

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