The VIA Agency Introduces ‘Golden Bill of Rights’ for Golden Corral

By Erik Oster 

Portland, Maine based The VIA Agency launched “Golden Bill of Rights” for grill buffet/hall of shame eating Golden Corral, starring “America’s beloved comedian” Jeff (“Paul Blart isn’t available? Okay fine, get Jeff Foxworthy”) Foxworthy, marking the agency’s first work since winning lead creative duties for the brand in December.

Jeff Foxworthy delivers the message behind the brand’s “Golden Bill of Rights,” promoting all-day breakfast with a message that boils down to “You want to throw a scoop of ice cream, on top of a steak, on top of a stack of pancakes? You can do that! This is Golden Corral. There’s no judgement here, only expanding waistlines.” He manages to sneak in some good old-fashioned gender stereotyping with the line, “Mom, you get the night off. Dad, this is not going to break the bank,” while illustrating “The right to family happiness,” and sneaks in the truly awful “mush more room on my plate” mushroom pun while promoting “The right to food made fresh.” The campaign targets the brand’s core audience in the south while also claiming to be “on brand with millenials,” which is not a phrase you’d expect in the same paragraph as the name “Jeff Foxworthy,” due to its latching on to the breakfast foods whenever trend (a Mintel report predicts a 4.3 percent increase in the sale of breakfast food items for 2015).

“Golden Corral was founded on the same values as America itself, freedom and happiness, all at a reasonable price,” said Leeann Leahy, president of The VIA Agency, in a statement. “We are thrilled that Jeff Foxworthy is a part of the campaign that highlights this essence.  He is the perfect spokesperson to remind Americans of their dining rights. Targeted towards families, the new campaign shows that quality, fresh food doesn’t have to break the bank and can be found right in a time tested favorite ­ no matter what your craving.”


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