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Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana bet that the executive teams of the losing team of the NBA Flinals would work in a restuarant of the winning team for day wearing the winning team's jerseys.
The intense NBA Finals Series between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio spurs cooked up some serious competition between some unlikely groups.
“Danny, my counterpart at Pollo Tropical, we forged this bet that the executive team had to go to the visiting city and work in a restaurant for a day in the jerseys of the winning team.” said Todd Coerver, chief operating officer of Taco Cabana out of San Antonio.
As they walked into Pollo Tropical, dressed in the Heat gear, the customers put them to work.
“You know we are very proud of our Spurs. We got beat and we are here to pay our debt,” said Mark Phillips Taco Cabana, vice president of operations
Just like many Heat fans, Pollo Tropical’s Danny Meisenheimer was feeling the pressure.
“Game 6 was crazy, with about 30 seconds left in the game I had actually typed an email out congratulating the Spurs and then LeBron hits the 3 and of course Ray Allen knocks it down from Hialeah and I was off the hook so I erased my email, we won the game, and here they are," he said
Taco Cabana and Pollo Tropical really put their money where their mouth is but that wasn’t the only delicious wager, there was also another one between two Archdiocese.
Heat fan, Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, has offered San Antonio’s Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller stone crabs from Keys and a box of handmade cigars from Miami. But since the Heat won, the Archdiosice of San Antonio had to donate barbeque and fajitas to two local charities, Camillus House and the Missionaries of Charities.