Consumers generally appreciate whimsical, election-theme promotions, but the Daily Grill chain was forced to cancel its new “Cast Your Vote Now” campaign abruptly after hearing from another constituency: the chain’s employees. “They said that if people go out to eat, they don’t want politics thrown in their face,” said Philip Gay, chief executive of parent company Grill Concepts Inc.Many chains conducted an election-theme promotion during the primaries, and ...

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