After months of digging in their heels, today Earls Restaurants abandoned their scheme to replace Canadian beef with imported foreign beef!
This grudging reversal came about only because thousands of Canadians stood up to the bullies at Earls Vancouver headquarters. More than 12,000 Earls customers signed our petition at BoycottEarls.ca, with a simple message:
If Earls boycotts Canada, Canadians will boycott Earls.
And we did. According to one frustrated Earls manager in Alberta, business was down a whopping 30%. So not only were Canadian ranchers losing business, but so were Canadian restaurateurs, waiters and waitresses. All because politically correct activists in Vancouver thought that foreign beef was more “humane” than Canadian beef.
I personally delivered your massive petition to Earls headquarters — and handed it to Cate Simpson, the Earls spin doctor who has spent the past two months bad-mouthing Canadian ranchers.
But what I think finally tipped the balance was good, patriotic Earls employees and managers in a full-out revolt. It was either that — or go out of business.
So thank you, Canada. Thanks for standing up for Canadian agriculture and Canadian entrepreneurs.
If you’re like me, you’re still mad that Earls did this in the first place, and maybe you’re not quite ready to go back to their restaurants again. But remember, this anti-Canadian decision was made from their senior executive — not by your local Earls. Those local employees and managers were the ones who suffered the most.
P.S. We were the only media that dug into the truth about this scheme — the only ones who follow the trail back to the halal slaughterhouse in the U.S. The only ones to keep Earls feet to the fire.