NM restaurant promotional rooster at odds with law

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Posted: Oct 19, 2010 12:17 PM
NM restaurant promotional rooster at odds with law

First it was a huge fiberglass pig. Now, it's a giant rooster that has the owners of a New Mexico restaurant at odds with the law.

State officials informed Teako and Josie Nunn that the rooster sitting 12 feet above the ground atop a 1964 Chevrolet and "soft served ice cream" banner on the side constitute off-premises advertising on wheels, which isn't allowed.

They own Sparky's Burgers, BBQ and Espresso in downtown Hatch and have created T-shirts with the slogan "Save the Rooster," similar to what they did 10 months ago when the fate of a huge fiberglass pig was uncertain.

That dispute ended in February, when officials allowed the pig to be an off-premises billboard.

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Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com