DO THEY SERVE CHICKEN TIKKA . . . OR SCHNITZEL?
No, not made up; real news story. Look:
According to the owner, Puneet Sabhlok, his "customers are not complaining about the name, they are very amused by it. Just like Hitler wanted to conquer the world, I want to conquer at least my area through the food served in my restaurant."
But wait, just wait! It gets worse. Mr Sabhlok told reporters he wasn't "promoting Hitler in any manner," nor does he "have any pictures of the German Nazi leader or decor related to him."
But when questioned about the huge Hitler poster at the front door -- uhhh, that'd be this one:
. . . Mr Sabhlok insisted that "one of the 700 invitees who attended the opening" of the restaurant put it there, but he "pulled it off later."
He can name his restaurant whatever he wants so far as I'm concerned. But here's to wishing for a violent case of food poisoning for one of his non-complaining customers, followed by Sabhlok's ruin, bankruptcy, and rebirth as a snail.
Mazel Tov, Puneet.
Update, 3:37 PM, EDT: Undoubtedly shaken to his very core upon hearing the news that yours' truly had joined the fray, AP reports that a chastened Puneet Sabhlok decided to change the name of his restaurant, as well as "remove Hitler's name and the Nazi swastika from billboards and the menu."
Well ain't that swell.
Although Sabhlok has not yet decided on a new name, insiders tell us that among the leading candidates for the new moniker are: Pol's Pot Roast, Stalin Business Even Without The Old Name, Tutsi Rolls, & Mao's Masala.