Watch: Fast Food Chain Trolls The Hedge Fund Elites Over Gamestop Scandal By Giving Out Free Food, ‘Tendies Aren’t For The Elite Few’
The fast food chain Popeyes Chicken is trolling the elites on Wall Street after they changed the rules of trading when regular people beat them at their own game.
The company announced support for the reddit community trading against the big boys on Wall Street and is giving out free food.
“Tendies aren’t for the elite few,” the restaurant chain declared on Twitter. “They’re for everyone. Free #Tendies4Yall.”
Customers will get a free side of chicken Tendies with their order.
Popeyes is also using the promo codes, $GME, $AMC, $NOK, and $BB, which are the stock abbreviates for the companies that reddit users are trading to squeeze the hedge funds.
In their annoucement on Facebook the company posted, “We’re going to make sure no institution stands between the people and their right to tendies. Let’s get some tendies. #Tendies4Yall”
Chris Cuomo also got more than he bargained for during an interview with Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy, who is a vocal Trump supporter. Cuomo was trying to talk down Portnoy who called Cuomo over his media narrative.
Portnoy said that regular Americans are responsible to trade in the stock market and the ruling class needs to stop treating Americans like infants.
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) February 2, 2021
From the Associated Press:
GameStop shot up nearly 70%, clawing back much of its steep loss from the day before, after Robinhood said it will allow customers to start buying some of the stock again. GameStop has been on a stupefying 1,600% run over the last three weeks and has become the battleground where swarms of smaller investors see themselves making an epic stand against the 1%.
Last week, Robinhood, E*Trade, and other online brokers stopped investors from buying the stock and some like Portnoy believe it was to save the hedge funds that were taking a beating.
The founder of Robinhood has flip flopped over why he has paused trading and breaking news this week has hinted that it may have been out of personal interest. There seems to be growing evidence that Robinhood may have joined hedge funds in betting against Gamestop and took a loss as well.
Can someone explain why Robinhood is raising all of this money? Were they also short GME? https://t.co/3udKke2flB
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 1, 2021