Dago Joe's has cut its fried cheese stick "joke" from the menu, following public backlash. Earlier this week a WXYZ reporter caught up with owner Joe Sciamanna at his truck near Campus Martius, after receiving a complaint from a viewer who found Dago Joe's mozzarella stick description offensive. At the time, Sciamanna explained away the phrase as a joke; however he's since changed his tune.
"At first, I thought it was funny, but if it's not good for business, I will take it off," Sciamanna told The Macomb Daily. "I had it blacked out, then someone wiped it to it was readable, so now I have used a knife to cut it from the menu."
The website menu has also been updated to read: "Not just breaded, they're battered. With your choice of sauces of ranch dressing."