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Published on Apr 3, 2012
One San Diego Restaurant's April Fool's Day Joke, Pranks 100,000th Guest of 2012 With $5,000 Check, Flowers, Ballons & Cheering Crowds.
Baja Betty's, Hillcrest's most extraordinary Mexican food restaurant, known for its; 100 tequilas, kooky-camp-tastic atmosphere and jaw-dropping naughty birthday balloons, served more than just Taco's and F'ugly Betty Margaritas this past Sunday April Fool's Day. It also dished out the LOL's by pranking one unlucky guest into thinking they have just won $5,000.00 for being the restaurant's 100,000th guest of the year.
Stefan Chicote- co-owner of Baja Betty's, has long been known for his April Fool's Day pranks played on unsuspecting guests. And this year, with Mega Millions Fever sweeping the nation, Stefan played the role by greeting guests and "counting" them with a clicker as they came in. When Betty's first Guest arrived at 5pm and as Stefan approached 100,000 on his clicker, Stefan informed the winner, and escorted the lucky guest along with his/her friends and family, into the restaurant. Once inside, staff where prepared with flying confetti and cheers by the entire restaurant. Our guest's friends and family- who were all in on the joke also had a role to play, by building excitement and shock value for the lucky guest.
Cell phones were flashing, news crew cameras were rolling and in the midst of the flashing lights and cheers, our winning guests were presented with an over-sized check worth $5,000.00. It was at this point, as the overly excited guest was about to be handed the check, that Stefan flipped the check over to reveal "April Fool's!"
It's not all laughs for the unlucky guest however. Recognizing that the 100,000th guest may also have been a Mega Millions hopeful, Baja Betty's treated the guest's entire party to dinner and drinks- on the house!
WHAT: April Fools Day Prank of Mega Proportions- $5,000 Cash Prize.
WHO: Five Friends and/or relatives, secretly selected by staff and regular guests of Baja Betty's.
WHERE: Baja Betty's, 1421 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
WHY: April Fool's is celebrated throughout the nation and world on April 1st. It is one of the nation's most overlooked holiday, but is widely recognized and celebrated by those with love to play pranks and jokes.
CONTACT: Eddie Reynoso, Marketing & Public Relations Director, Mo's Universe. 619-818-8897.
INTERVIEWS ARE AVAILABLE WITH THOSE INVOLVED IN PLANNING AND EXECUTING PRANK, AS WELL AS WITH UNSUSPECTING GUESTS.
Located in the heart of San Diego's GLBT community, Mo's Universe family of restaurants serve the best burgers, drinks and margaritas in San Diego- hands down. We're colorful. We're fun. We're the best time you'll have on any given afternoon, and an even better time in the evening. We believe that cocktail glasses should be adorned with plastic farm animals. We believe that San Diego is better served with outside patio seating. We are wizards of creating memories and good times. And we believe every guest should have an EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE at our restaurants EVERY TIME. Baja Betty's is home to the most fabulous margarita north of the border. Serving colorful people colorful drinks, and a hearty plate of mexi-fresh cuisine, it's the place to invite your friends to for a relaxing and entertaining dinner or drinks. Check out the daily specials that will keep you coming back every day of the week, and having more than 100 tequilas on our shelf ensures there's always something new to tickle your tongue. Join the family, because even if you're not "part of the family", it will feel like it when you're here!