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Dago Joe’s Owner Cuts Offending ‘Joke’ From The Menu

Joe Sciamanna decided keeping the phrasing wasn't good for business.

Dago Joe's.
Dago Joe's.
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

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."

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