LAFAYETTE, LA – Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will step down later this year, turning the helm over to the company’s top cloud executive Andy Jassy, the company announced Tuesday. Bezos has confirmed that he will take the roll of General Manager of The Keg, bringing it back and restoring it to its glory days.
Bezos founded Amazon in 1994 and has since morphed the one-time online bookstore into a mega retailer with global reach in a slew of different categories from gadgets to grocery to streaming, however he confirmed today that he was “kind of bored” and needed a new challenge in life.
“I’m excited to announce that this Q3 I’ll be leaving this hell-hole and moving to a new hell-hole” Bezos said in a letter to employees. “I have opted to move to Lafayette, Louisiana in order to bring back The Keg and restore it to the cheap, nasty hole-in-the-wall that Lafayette once knew and loved.
I have already begun assembling a team that will oversee getting every detail perfect, from the grubby décor to the smoke-stained walls. I’ll ensure that we have a team dedicated to bringing back penny pitchers and ensuring that there’s a strong chance that you’ll go home with a black eye.
I will be floating The Keg on the stock exchange, so shares will be available to purchase in due time.
This is a new challenge for me and one that will be infinitely times more difficult to achieve than anything Amazon had to offer.”