In the Ozark town of Waynesville, MO, the Route 66 Candy Shoppe is handing out free fudge to anyone who weighs more than 300 pounds. Why? Because it’s Fat Tuesday, y’all, and Route 66 owner Charley Dill wants you to “Walk, run, waddle, or ride your motorized wheelchair down to the Route 66 Candy Shoppe,” according to the store’s Facebook page.
But some Waynesville residents are outraged. Former customer Deb Czuprynski tells local news source KSPR,
Dill reacted by telling the news source,
Dill—who’s been compared to the late Dom Deluise—tells CNN that “fellow fatties” from Columbia, MO (which is about 100 miles from Waynesville) have told him they’re loading up the car and plan to drive to his shop for the free fudge. Dill even suggested future specials, like free candy for pregnant women on Labor Day.
On one hand, this offer is kind of inappropriate; on the other, we can always get behind free candy.
[via KSPR, CNN]