Thursday, August 24, 2006

WOULD YOU EAT HERE?


Would you eat at this restaurant? If not, why not? If so why?
Please leave your comments explaining your answer.

The story about this restaurant is below:













Here is the kink to the story: checking out the Times of India online

The following was found at NPR.org
The proprietor of a restaurant in Navi Mumbai is getting heat simply because he called it "Hitler's Cross." In a BBC interview, he insisted that he didn't name the restaurant after any Hitler in particular, though it should be pointed out that there is a huge swastika on the front of the building, filling in the "O" in the word "Cross." Despite the worldwide furor, managing director Puneet S. Sabhlok -- who has yet to show up at a George Allen rally -- said he didn't violate any laws and that the name would not be changed.


This story has an update that needs to be reported. According to the Mixed Signals blog, the owner has decided to change the name.
This is what they posted:

Hitler Eatery to Change Name
"Hitler's Cross," the cute little eatery in Mumbai, India, that the owners decided to name after the late Nazi chef, has agreed to change its name, following -- according to Reuters -- "strong protests." I think readers of Mixed Signals will remember my post from yesterday about this.
One of the owners of the restaurant, Satish Sabhlok (when you unscramble the letters of his name, you amazingly wind up with "Lou Dobbs"), is quoted as saying, "Our intention was not to glorify Hitler or his atrocities or ideology in any way." Yeah, right. It was bad enough naming the restaurant after Hitler, or placing a gigantic swastika on the front of the building. But I hear the meat loaf was absolutely awful. And I understand that you didn't have to call in advance to eat there. Who ever heard of an Indian restaurant without reservations?
The owners have yet to decide on a new name. First, I was thinking of Idi Amin. But, in order to keep with the culinary theme, how about if we use her maiden name: Idi Gourmet.

I would still like to hear if people would eat at the restaurant if one like it opened in your hometown?

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1 Comments:

At 4:21 PM, Blogger one voice said...

No Way! If you want to name a restuarant after a cold blooded killer then I want no part in your bussiness, no matter what you mean by it. Once we find one group of people to violate and terminate we are all in danger of the same thing.

 

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