Last week, Toronto's GarfieldEATS restaurant announced they were being evicted by an "unempathetic" and "heartless" landlord who has shown "no form of appreciation" for overweight, lasagna-addicted cartoon cats, and if you've seen a more deranged press release this year ... shut up, no you haven't. No one has.
There's a lot to digest here, but let's start with: what the furry orange hell is GarfieldEATS? Its founder, a "social media influencer in entrepreneurship," describes it as the world's first "entergaging" Garfield-licensed "quick mobile restaurant." In regular Earth human language, that means it's a table-less restaurant where you can order to-go pizzas shaped like, uh ... is that Ms. Pac-Man?
But don't despair! On the same day that this story was reported, GarfieldEATS eloquently announced that "Founder #Nathenmazri saved the cat under 6 hours from greedy landlord wanting 3 months in advance as GarfieldEATS entergaging restaurant app enjoys a splurge in online sales during COVID19 as users watch play & order in social distancing" [sic]. It looks like Mazri was able to generate enough online outrage to force the landlord to rethink his position. While we're glad that GarfieldEATS is once again performing its essential service to the community, we have to wonder if this is perhaps too much power for one mortal (not named Jim Davis) to wield. As #Nathen himself put it: "The only weapon I have is the Garfield fans. When I speak, the whole world listens."
Love him. Feed him. Do not leave him. Garfield IS.
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