The Dago Joe's food truck in Detroit is in hot oil over a very inappropriate menu item.
Here's a first: a food truck that makes you sick to your stomach for reasons other than food poisoning. Dago Joe's is a Detroit-based food truck and catering company specializing in Italian food and ugly Italian-American stereotypes. Case in point: the mozzarella cheese sticks, which until recently were described as "Not just breaded, they're battered, like your wife."
A little Sharpie on that, and everything is forgiven! (via ABC 7)
Even outside of how offensive that is, is it a sound business practice? Who wants mozzarella sticks you can't order without confessing to spousal abuse? Despite this, the description stayed on the menu until a customer reported it to local TV news station ABC 7. When a news crew came to investigate, they found the words lightly obscured, but still readable. Owner Joe Sciamanna (Dago Joe himself) claimed that the text had been completely covered, but somebody stole the covering. Also they were out of the mozzarella sticks. So there's no reason to be angry anymore, right? The best was Sciamanna's reaction when he was accused of joking about battered women:
"No, we're not joking about battered women. We're just joking about the battered mozzarella sticks."
Well, for Joe's sake, let's hope the mozzarella sticks don't come after him next. Then he might be the one who's battered.