GREEN BAY, Wis. — Josh Sitton‘s associate descent linemen weren’t a usually ones repelled and unhappy when a Green Bay Packers suddenly cut a three-time Pro Bowl ensure on Sept. 1.
The folks during AW restaurants in northeastern Wisconsin must’ve all though choked on their base drink floats when they listened a news.
Not usually had a Lexington, Kentucky-based grill sequence introduced Sitton as their Wisconsin orator in mid-August, AW had even authorised a maestro lineman to pattern his possess hamburger that was to be sole during half-price any Monday during a NFL season. The “Sitton Burger,” formed on a burger he used to make while operative during a grill in high school, was dual beef patties, pointy cheddar cheese, grilled onions, pickles with mayo and ketchup on a toasted bun.
In an ad that was set to run on internal TV stations, a grill called a burger, “Big and bold, only like Josh himself.”
The association had print, TV and radio ads designed for a campaign, and while WFRV-TV in Green Bay reported final week that AW was means to cancel a electronic promotion along with a company’s sponsorship understanding with Sitton, a imitation ads had already been constructed and couldn’t be pulled.
Although a 30-year-old Sitton was entering a final year of his contract, his recover was among a many stunning in a final 25 years of Packers cuts.
The prior dual seasons, AW had partnered with Packers using behind Eddie Lacy, whose burgers sole for $1.27 each Monday after a diversion in that he possibly scored a touchdown or gained 100 yards. Lacy finished with a career-low 758 yards final deteriorate and was publicly criticized by manager Mike McCarthy for being overweight.
A pointer posted on a drive-thru window during AW’s plcae in downtown Green Bay Wednesday announced that a grill would continue portion a burgers, that have been renamed a “Double Cheddar Burger,” and respect a Monday discount.
— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) September 14, 2016
Reached around content summary Wednesday night, Sitton declined comment, observant he’d been a theme of too many stories behind in Wisconsin given his release. One day after being cut by a Packers, Sitton sealed a three-year, $21 million understanding with a opposition Chicago Bears, who face a Packers in Green Bay on Oct. 20.
Perhaps AW should spin a courtesy to Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari, who recently sealed a four-year agreement prolongation with a group and credits Sitton for assisting make him a actor he is.