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?