Beware the Strip Cocktail Scam, Courtesy of Haute Doggery at The Linq
There’s a lot of great stuff at the Linq pedestrian promenade, but this isn’t that.
This scam comes courtesy of Haute Doggery restaurant.
Take a look at this eye-catching sign.
Old Vegas? Shrimp cocktail for a buck? We’re all over it!
So, we stroll into Haute Doggery and order a $1 shrimp cocktail, at which point we’re asked, “Sure, which entree would you like?”
“Just the $1 shrimp cocktail, thanks,” we naively say.
Come to find out, this offer is a scam. You can only get the $1 shrimp cocktail if you order an entree which can run from $5 for a plain hot dog to around $12 for a burger. See the menu.
As our eye-rolling went into high gear, and headed for the door, we did note some small print on the sign, discernible to the human eye almost exclusively with a high-powered microscope.
Shame on you, Haute Doggery. You’re wasting everyone’s time while looking desperate, too.
The secret to success in Las Vegas is providing a great product at a value. It’s not rocket science.
Update: One of our loyal Twitter followers, GrumpyCup, passed along this take on the Haute Doggery sign and we think it’s spot-on.