Anna June is a great helper. On Sunday night, when we attended Swine and Wine, I sent her around with some business cards with a message about the voting currently taking place on Year of Alabama Food's Facebook page. She passed them out like a pro, handing them to bloggers, parents, and kids alike. (I did help a little.)
While it's just a popularity contest to some, for Rusty's this is a great viral marketing opportunity, seeing as how the winner of this contest gets not only bragging rights and free publicity from the contest itself, but will also get local television air time, something we've never had.
Unfortunately, in the first round, we're up against Saw's BBQ, a restaurant with 3 locations, a celebrity investor, a recent shout-out in Southern Living and almost zero negative reviews.
At present, Rusty's has received over a thousand votes from our friends, family, and fans. Saw's has over 1100.
Our family had to bring out the big guns - our little helpers.
First up was the biggest ammo: baby Wesley.
And then, this morning, I had AJ write her own message. We're a bit of a copy cat here, but I did want to show off her penmanship skills. AJ is really competitive and likes to win. Don't disappoint her!
I'm asking one more time if you're on Facebook, please go to Year of Alabama Food and find the question about Saw's vs. Rusty's. Click the button next to Rusty's. Voting closes tomorrow, Saturday, March 23 in the morning, so DO IT NOW! Our family thanks you!
If Rusty's loses this contest, it will not be from lack of trying. It is truly an honor to be in such good company. If Rusty's wins, it will face the legendary Dreamland. We're in it to win it, y'all.
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