Hitler’s Cross No More

Just a few days ago I wrote about this new restaurant called Hitler’s Cross. It seems that after the furore raised about the Fuhrer-named restaurant, has made the owners turn around and change the name.

Now if only they hadnt been as stupid as they were in the first place, they would have saved a lot of money. Or was it in reality a gimmick, a free advertisement.

“We acknowledge that the name adopted by us for our restaurant was most inappropriate,” Satish Sabhlok, one of the owners of the multi-cuisine restaurant, said in a statement.

“Our intention was not to glorify Hitler or his atrocities or ideology in any way and we regret the anguish caused by the use of this name.”

The owners were yet to decide on a new name, he added.

Entire story on Reuters.

2 Comments

  1. gawker August 24, 2006

    What are the chances of the new name being “Idi Amin’s machete”

  2. Sakshi August 24, 2006

    Still cant get over the fuss. If the owners wanted that name…then who the heck our we to complain…it’s their money…their property..their RESTAURANT.

    If one doesn’t like it then simply don’t go there.

    Surely there are many other graver issues to deal with and fight against in our Indian Society.

  3. arzan August 24, 2006

    Yes I agree there are more larger issues in life to deal with. Health, education, corruption, etc.

    But something like this can become a larger issue if not dealt with. Cartoons in an obscure newspaper published a few months earlier led to riots, killings and bombings of embassies etc months later.

    If it had been dealt with earlier, no one would have lost their lives.

    In the same manner, naming a restaurant without thinking about the ramifications is not the done thing in society.

    If this was a private restaurant or residence, then no one would be bothered. Just the fact that it is out to do business with the public makes it necessary to follow norms in society.

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