"Absolutely it was a missed opportunity definitely. We would have loved to have him in here," Guillory said
His wife and kids wait on tables, help in the kitchen, and love the Vice President.
When "Chris the Baker" at "Crumb and Get It" next door, turned down a photo op Wednesday with Biden, Guillory says it showed a lack of respect for the office, but it was a brilliant business move, even if it wasn't planned.
"It certainly turned out to be good for business and maybe that guy is a genius in marketing and didn't realize it,” Guillory said. “I don't know because I've seen it on Facebook and it's national now."
As news spread about "Chris the Baker" saying 'no to Joe', folks began walking in to Cafe 24.
Adding insult to injury, by asking Democrat Guillory if he was "Chris the Baker", a Republican.
It happened again while our camera was there.
"Were you on TV the other day?” a customer asked. “No it wasn't me that was my neighbor,” Guillory said.
Cafe 24 is another mom and pop business that's only been open for about a year, right next door to "Crumb and Get It." Now the folks here tell me they only wish that Vice President Biden's advance team had walked to the right, not to the left.
Customers at Cafe 24 were quick to say turning down the VP was flat out rude.
"I thought it was a bit disrespectful. Here you have the Vice President of our country coming in,” Loren Phillips of Radford said. “I mean, I know we have people with different views of opinions but it's still the Vice President of our country."
This could become the political version of cupcake wars.
Cafe 24 sells cupcakes, so does “Crumb and Get it.”
Cafe 24 wanted the photo op with VP Biden, “Crumb and Get it” turned them down.