Welcome to Hitler’s. Would you like to see today’s specials?

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?


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7 comments on “Welcome to Hitler’s. Would you like to see today’s specials?
  1. Hobbzee says:

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

  2. Citizen Sane says:

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

  3. Cogitata says:

    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.

  4. Anonymous says:

    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

  5. ph says:

    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.

  6. Anonymous says:

    ph, have you been drinking?

  7. ph says:

    No, but the keyboard has

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