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A dissatisfied Comcast subscriber’s attempt to cancel his service led to a hellish nightmare 18-minute-phone conversation last weekend. Ryan Block posted a recording of the last eight minutes of his call to Comcast customer service. The representative’s belligerent tone is just one of the many reasons I am not a customer of this company.
Comcast was recently ranked by the American Customer Service Index as having the second-worst customer service of any internet or subscription television provider in the country. The only company that ranked lower was Time Warner, which Comcast recently bought for $45 billion pending approval from federal regulators. via
Disney is buying Lucasfilm for $4 billion, adding the legendary Star Wars franchise to the entertainment giant’s stable of characters. Lucasfilm is 100% owned by founder George Lucas. The purchase culminates a one and a half year pursuit of the Lucas empire, Disney’s CEO said.
“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” said Lucas, chairman and CEO of Lucasfilm, in a statement. “It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers.”
Subway sandwich chain has surpassed McDonald’s Corp. as the world’s largest restaurant chain in terms of units. How did they do it? They did it by opening outlets in non-traditional locations such as an automobile showroom in California, an appliance store in Brazil, a ferry terminal in Seattle, a riverboat in Germany, the zoo in Taiwan, a Goodwill store in South Carolina, a high school in Detroit and a church in Buffalo, New York.
If you are thinking of opening a new restaurant or eatery of some kind, maybe you should rethink your location.
Since we are talking about Subway, remember these? Remember how excited you’d get if the guy behind the register was in a hurry and gave you more stamps than you had coming? Subway finally phased out the stamps in 2005 due to widespread use of counterfeit stamps.
- McDonald’s No Longer The World’s Largest Restaurant Chain (huffingtonpost.com)
- Subway Passes McDonald’s (online.wsj.com)