Someone around here really likes milkshakes.
More than 500 votes in less than five hours is what happened.
With nowhere near that many page views, it was, to borrow from C&C Music Factory, a thing that that makes you go "Hmmmmm."
As the rules attached with Readers' Choice stories state, "robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or similar voting methods" aren't allowed. And, as this week shows, we do keep an eye out for these things.
If you want to help your favorite business win a Readers' Choice, let your friends and family know about the voting and encourage everyone you know to vote. Social media like Facebook and Twitter are great for that, and each story we post has buttons for tweeting and recommending.
To make this fair to both businesses, this week's Readers' Choice has been declared a tie. Thanks to everyone who support these two great local businesses and voted legitimately.