On This Day in History: 09/02/2014,
At 1:23 PM on September 2nd, 2014, Erin Sherbet posts on the SF Weekly blog that Desmond Hague, CEO of sports catering company, Centerplate, operating partner at Kohlberg & Company, President of IHOP Restaurants at Dine Equity, Inc, a man accountable for leading the overall strategic direction for all functional areas of IHOP’s predominantly franchised business, a man responsible for providing leadership and vision for these businesses with regard to brand building, operational excellence and growth, who introduced initiatives that successfully drove incremental sales in the home meal replacement offerings, meaningfully improved transaction volume and led a reorganization of the perishables division that resulted in significantly reduced corporate overhead structure; a multi-millionaire with probably a wife and a couple of houses/kids/cars; and definitely a full head of maybe real hair with a winning smile and some darn nice suits; has resigned his position after being caught on elevator surveillance video kicking and violently tugging at the leash of a like literal fucking puppy. In the video Mr. Hague can be seen entering the elevator with the doberman puppy where he patiently and quietly waits for the doors to close before proceeding to unload all of his impotent worldly rage onto an animal whose body language clearly indicates that: this is how we relate to each other, and this is prolly not the last- and def not the first- like, incident.
The puppy’s name is Sade and, according to Hague, wasn’t even, His Dog; though it remains unclear if that makes me feel better or worse about this whole thing.
At the moment of this reporting a decision had not been made as to whether the animal would be returned to his owner.