UK Bakery Chain Proud To Provide "Shit To Scum For Over 70 Years"

Tyler Durden's picture

"All publicity is good publicity," right? Perhaps not. UK bakery Greggs suffered a PR nightmare this morning, as The Drum reports, after its primary Google search image, which is linked to the Wikipedia company description, was replaced with an expletive-ridden parody logo. The message in the image, which Greggs has appealed to Google to change, claimed the bakery has been “providing shit to scum for over 70 years”.


It is unclear whether the image swap was a deliberate action against Greggs or a one-in-a-million fluke but the error remains live as this story is published.

The company said: “We are aware of the abusive logo and have made a formal complaint to Google and asked them to rectify this as a matter of urgency.”

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This is not the first time, as PC World suffered from logo-spoofing 5 months ago...


Source: The Drum

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Latina Lover's picture

In other words, we have faithfully served Congress for 70 years.

BrosephStiglitz's picture

It's British.. so Parliament.  Actually the British government tried to introduce a tax on some of the (lowish cost) pastries sold in these types of bakeries a few years back and got slamme by the media/people for it.

It was seen as a tax grab against the working class.

JRobby's picture

But a pigeon sandwich is perfectly ok. Spot on.

Gazooks's picture

or, try the ratburger with 'special sauce'

Latina Lover's picture

You mean there is a difference between the British Parliament and US Congress?  They're both controlled by the same Banksters, Black Nobility, Masonic Satanists, Papist and NWO scum.  Let me know if I missed anyone, LOL.

BrosephStiglitz's picture

Of course there is a difference.  They speak with different accents and pretend to care about different issues.  Everything else is the same.

gmrpeabody's picture

I don't see any truth in advertizing infractions...

Ben Ghazi's picture

I told them 75 years, not 70.

(rest of the sign is OK)

SAT 800's picture

Paki Moslem terrorist daughter murderers; you missed the Paki daughter murderers.

StychoKiller's picture

You left out the Lizard people and little gray aliens!

BrosephStiglitz's picture

Could be either, just slop some dull-brown and congealed gravy on it and people would still eat it. The folks who frequent these types of chain bakeries aren't exactly discerning food critics.

Newcastle isn't the French Riviera, y'know?

This particular chain bakery is especially shit. I think I bought something there once, took a bite and tossed it into the bin.

Latina Lover's picture

I have tried Greggs during a drinking bout, and I am reminded  of Winston Churchills famous reply when asked why is British food so bad:

so  our soldiers can fight and eat anywhere in the world.


BrosephStiglitz's picture

Winston was a boss.  He had a number of fantastic one-liners.  True though.

Latina Lover's picture

I'm sure that Winston must have dined at Gregg's, hence his inspiration.

I ended my drinking bout, thanks to Gregg.  After a heroic puke, I knew it was time to quit when that sausage roll tasted better the second time around

Newsboy's picture

I'll take a bag of the day-old stuff, please.

Freddie's picture

The slogan sounds like Wal Mart's slogan especially for their giant EBT customer base.

SAT 800's picture

I thought Google was hacker proof? Not, ?. Problem. we all have "Google Accounts".

Dr. Engali's picture

Reads like inthemix96 might have been involved with that little mischievous deed.

B.J. Worthy's picture

Obama should sue for trademark infringement. Although in his case it's only been 6 years.

suteibu's picture

Too damn funny.

I'm sure the people at Greggs are the finest representatives of humanity (a somewhat low bar for corporate entities these days), but it is nice to see the mischievous paying the corporate world back for all the propaganda we've been assaulted with everywhere ours eyes turn.  

DetectiveStern's picture

The TV doc on Greggs showed it was run by nice people from the ground up. They were very anal about freshness and providing good food at cheap prices so far play.

MrsMerkel's picture

But they make a meannnnnn sausage roll.

U4 eee aaa's picture

If google doesn't remove it they can go into the black this year on the lawsuit rewards

FieldingMellish's picture

Is this meant to distract ZH readers as silver and gold drop and the dollar and stocks soar? No article on oil falling $3.40 a barrel this morning? Really? An internet spoof is the best ZH can do?

pods's picture

So gold fell like a stone at the open?  

No shit.  Never would have thought that.  


SAT 800's picture

Hella waterfall in the Silver Market this AM; thought me old eyes was deceiving me; but apparently not. What a whack over the head. Like killing a fish with a baseball bat. Not amuzed.

Seasmoke's picture

They served that many cops for 70 years ??

tony wilson's picture

they are zombie scum eating gmo glue products with human dna and rat droppings in with a splash of urine.

david cam moron had to eat a kosher pie once for a foto shoot i heard the jewish apple pie was baked in fortnum and masons.


do not neg greggs they are strong,part of the rothschilds bill gates vaccine transport system.

the ebola vaccines are today baking in local ovens just for you scum.

eat work watch tv play computer games and scratch you balls what else oh yes shit.


some of the zionist caananites on here love the idea of eating human pies i say bake your own you lazy bastards

centerline's picture


But speaking of scum... I noticed yesterday that Corinthian College is coming under serious fire.

Wondering if the tide starts turning here soon on the student loan bubble with the most predatory of players starting to get squeezed.

Silky Johnson's picture

Weak, the article is weak.

LetThemEatRand's picture

If I ever woke up and found that I had turned into a donut, I'm worried that I would eat myself.   Sometimes I set my alarm early, just in case.

FrenchRevolutionary's picture

I laughed for over a minute. Great prank.

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

And the people including those at Greggs should hopefully appreciate it since unless you are a total moron, you know someone did it as a goof regardless of actual intentions. It actually is pretty funny and in this case bad press is good publicity for them.

gatorboat's picture

C'mon Tylers, please don't turn ZH into a Drudge clone.  

It's starting to look that way.

ghostzapper's picture

I got confused.  I thought the "shit to scum" was the Fed pitching a renewed QE push offering newly printed USD in exchange for MBS again. 

smacker's picture

The source of this Greggs stuff methinks:

CHX's picture

The joke of the intern in the PR department forgot to paste in the "real text" before sending it off... ("Hey, that'd be some funny $hit to print, hehehe,...") HEHEHE, nothing but the truth, I s'pose.

RaceToTheBottom's picture

Maybe they should have not succumbed to the basic practice of non paying intern positions?

Either that or promote the chap over his manager.


clade7's picture

Im a buyer!  Thats good guerilla marketing there!  (I have no idea what they sell, but I sure like the pitch)!

Aussiekiwi's picture

"It is unclear whether the image swap was a deliberate action against Greggs or a one-in-a-million fluke"

Ok, someone explain that to me, 'one in a million fluke', do they mean like a million mokeys were pounding on keyboards and came up 'providing shit for scum for over 70 years'?

Jacks Creation's picture

One of their meat and potato pasties and an ice cold bottle of lucozade is the greatest hangover cure known to man. - Bar non. 

RogerMud's picture

pasties..i don't think the british use them the way they do in the states