Friday, August 25, 2006

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A newly opened restaurant in Mumbai has decided to change its name after a mass of complaints. Understandably, the local Jewish community (and, I suspect, most right thinking people) obejcted to the name "Hitler's Cross".

One of the managers acknowledged that naming a restaurant after Hitler was "most inappropriate". Really? Do you think so? What was the thought process at work here? "OK, we're opening a new restaurant. We need a name that's catchy, one that will really bring the punters in. Oh, I've got it! Let's name it after Hitler. You know, because of that whole restaurant-food-Nazi connection. Perfect!" Sack the marketing company I reckon.

I'm eager to know what name they come up with as a replacement. Hitler's Cross is kind of a tough one to follow. Stalin's Diner perhaps? Pol Pot's Brasserie?

7 comments:

Hobbzee said...

What about The Ghengis Grill? Or alternatively for a more low budget eatery: Saddam's Snacks.

Citizen Sane said...

Saddam's Sandwiches for Mass Consumption? Although when you go in you won't be able to find what you went in for...

Cogitata said...

Ah, but if you go to Mumbai you'll be checking it out won't you? Along with everyone else who has read about it.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what a sample menu may look like at such a place in Mumbai ?.......perahps........
The Poor Taster Menu For One
Stalingrad Sag Aloo ..COLD
BlitzKreig Bahji ..HOT
V2 Vindaloo ..V.HOT

ph said...

I think it looks like ignorance rather than malice. After all thing of all the high minded, well educated Englishg lefties who though Stalin was a good bloke. I think that they were ignorant rather than malicious.

Anonymous said...

ph, have you been drinking?

ph said...

No, but the keyboard has