CHICAGO - Pasta maker SpaghettiO's wasn't the only business to make a massive promotions blunder on Saturday's 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The popular Murphy's Bleachers bar in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood apologized "to our whole country" after making itself the target of criticism over an ill-conceived message posted on its outdoor marquee Saturday.
The outdoor sign initially read "Remember Pearl Harbor With Bombs & Kamikazes," in reference to the popular cocktail shots.
— Joe Ostrowski (@JoeO670) December 8, 2013
Angry comments soon flooded the business' Facebook page and Twitter feeds, prompting an apparent change of heart. DNAinfo Chicago reports the sign's message was amended to read "Remember Pearl Harbor" as of 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Shortly after, the bar tweeted "This awful marquee has been taken down. We apologize for the actions of our staff to our whole country."
The Sun-Times' Craig Newman shared a photo that showed a new message Sunday morning (the sign was reportedly changed again overnight):
The bar also took to its Facebook page to apologize for "the actions of [our] staff":
The Tribune's Peter Nickeas shared what appears to be the bar's attempt to smooth things over with the public with the latest update to the Murphy's marquee:
The sign at Murphy's, sent from a follower: pic.twitter.com/NWIL9882OB
— Peter Nickeas (@PeterNickeas) December 8, 2013