Jon Stewart joins Twitter, immediately attacks Arby’s

Jon Stewart (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Bob Woodruff Foundation)
Jon Stewart (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Bob Woodruff Foundation) /

Jon Stewart joined Twitter over the weekend and quickly made a splash. It didn’t take long for the former Daily Show host to reignite his beef with Arby’s.

Stewart’s Twitter profile (@jonstewart) went live on Jan. 28. Just three days later, the comedian had amassed over one million followers. It proved that more than five years after leaving The Daily Show, people are eager to hear Stewart’s opinion on just about anything.

His first tweet addressed the battle between Redditors and Wall Street over GameStop. Stewart echoed late night hosts from earlier in the week by mocking Wall Street insiders for crying foul about a system they helped create.

And the one account that Jon Stewart follows? Arby’s. The fast-food chain welcomed Stewart to Twitter but the comedian showed that his feud with Arby’s was still very much alive.

A history of Jon Stewart’s feud with Arby’s

The Stewart vs. Arby’s feud dates back to 2013. Stewart began taking shots at the restaurant for no real reason, later admitting that he never ate any of its food. For its part, Arby’s took the jokes in stride. It went so far as to send sandwiches to The Daily Show and decided that it was better to play along with Stewart rather than try to hit back or ignore the jabs.

For years, Stewart held nothing back when describing Arby’s food. Some of Stewart’s best lines included “why not challenge your stomach to a fight?,” “the meal that’s a dare for your colon,” “the Hannity of roast beef sandwiches,” and “technically…it’s food.”

Arby’s even got involved during Stewart’s final days at The Daily Show. The restaurant chain encouraged Stewart to check out their career page to find a new job. Arby’s even sponsored one of Stewart’s final shows and aired special commercials during his finale. To top it all off, the restaurant even added a secret menu item to honor Stewart.

Arby’s made a wise decision by embracing the feud with Jon Stewart. Doing so helped it win over the Daily Show audience and ended up being a beneficial marketing strategy. Arby’s is surely among those happy to see Stewart on Twitter.

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