Ok, so here is the deal. I really, really like going to the AB&G for lunch and dinner. If you have not had the opportunity you MUST go. The food & service are TOP quality, and the prices are great!
I go there all the time for both lunch and dinner. One additional reason. they have this VERY large salad that has only 470 calories, and I think it tastes GREAT ! (especially with EXTRA Salsa).
I liked it so much I wrote and tweeted about it about it a a month ago, I even commented on my Facebook Page!
So yesterday, I went back again. I had the salad and a diet pepsi. Total listed calories, 470. Perfect. Tastes good. Low cal. Makes everyone around me happy!!!
Then horror of horrors, the owner/manager comped my lunch that day!!!
He thanked me for spreading the word about the salad and the place. He couldn’t understand why I was visibly shaken. I thanked him. Left a $20 tip ( I wanted to be able say I left enough to more than pay for the meal). Today I read this article, and I just don't know what to do ! I immediately called my law firm of Nabem, Shakem and Fryem to figure this out!
I don’t know what my disclosure requirements are going forward and whether or not I need to fill out any forms. Can I write and tweet about the AB& G again after Dec 1st ? Am I under some special reporting obligations? Will the FTC show up at the office and marshall me out in handcuffs, need to prepare, have a raincoat in the office to throw over my head and shield my face from the paparazzi!
Does any one have any connections at the FTC that can clarify things for me ???? I just don't know what to do ! I am open to all advice !! HELP!
In all candor: Think about this next time you read a blog, tweet, or a Facebook post ! The FTC has a point, but policing it is not the cure!
PS: in the interest of full disclosure the above event did not happen, with that said you still should visit the AB& G and sister restaurant MB& G- Two of the highest quality and best buys in Northern NJ!