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Old February 24th, 2008, 07:46 PM   #1
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So a bunch of coffee shops got built in GR that were called Beaners, and recently they ALL have changed their names to Bigapys (i think thats how its spelled). I heard some Mexicans sewed to get the name changed cause it was racist or some shit. I say a bunch of us Sue "Cracker Barrel".

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Old February 24th, 2008, 07:47 PM   #2
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Sue?:tonka:
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Old February 24th, 2008, 07:49 PM   #3
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i think ill sew a sweater
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Old February 24th, 2008, 07:50 PM   #4
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Beaners Coffee.. was renamed Bigby's Coffee.. :/ ..
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Old February 24th, 2008, 07:51 PM   #5
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i hadnt heard about this. i used to go to the Beaners in Kzoo a lot when i lived in Portage
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Old February 24th, 2008, 07:55 PM   #6
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Aw crap. I thought this was a sewing thread. I was hoping for a cross-stitching meet and greet.
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Old February 24th, 2008, 07:57 PM   #7
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thats what i get for asking the wife how to spell something, i had a brain fart and couldn't think of it
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Old February 24th, 2008, 08:01 PM   #8
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Yeah, what a crock. It's all about catering to the minority opinion. My nickname in college was "Beaner", but you don't see me complaining.

Seriously, I find the forced name change very annoying.

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Old February 24th, 2008, 08:03 PM   #9
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My nickname in college was "Beaner"
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Old February 24th, 2008, 08:05 PM   #10
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u know that cracker came from the guy holding the whip.. not skin color.

doesn't seem too degrading to me... :shrug:
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Old February 24th, 2008, 08:19 PM   #11
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huh, i heard that the changed the name willingly, in order to not offend anyone.
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Old February 24th, 2008, 08:27 PM   #12
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Some more on the name change:

http://www.ocala.com/article/2007091...63/community02
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Old February 24th, 2008, 08:28 PM   #13
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i love beaners












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This is old news.

It was renamed Biggbys. The owner(s) of the franchise weren't aware that beaners could be interpreted as an ethnic slur when the started the franchise in 1995. Now that they are expanding rapidly into the south and western U.S. they decided for marketing purposes to change the name. It was a business decision, not that they were getting sued.

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So a bunch of coffee shops got built in GR that were called Beaners, and recently they ALL have changed their names to Bigapys (i think thats how its spelled). I heard some Mexicans sewed to get the name changed cause it was racist or some shit. I say a bunch of us Sue "Cracker Barrel".

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Old February 24th, 2008, 08:42 PM   #17
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I heard it was some old white lady who started raising hell about it.
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