Restaurant Names Sandwich ‘Black and Bleu’ After Chris Brown-Rihanna Incident, Later Removes Because of Backlash!
Rucuss staffMarch 26, 2012
A Georgia restaurant named Chops & Hops came under fire after promoting a sandwich that its owners suggested was inspired by singer Chris Brown’s 2009 assault against Rihanna.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, an employee of the Watkinsville, GA restaurant tweeted a photo last Friday of what they called the “Caribbean Black and Bleu” sandwich, announcing that “@chrisbrown, @rihanna and us teamed up for an award winning celebrity sandwich.”
“Chris Brown won’t beat you up for eating this unless your name starts with a R and ends with A,” the tweet said, though it appears to have been removed from the restaurant’s Twitter account.
The employee also posted a photo of the sandwich on their Facebook page. The photo shows the sandwich and a description. The description reads:
“Well we were going to do @TimTebow today but decided to trade for a sure thing this week. Instead @chrisbrown, @rihanna and us teamed up for a award winning celebrity sandwich. Put your hands on this caribbean black and bleu sandwich. Caribbean spiced marinated sliced ribeye blackened then look out for the bleu cheese, sliced tomato, silver Lamborghini onions, and shredded romaine. Chris Brown won’t beat you up for eating this unless your name starts with a R and ends with A.”
Although the restaurant has a history of naming sandwiches after celebrities, the eatery quickly came under fire. Many believed the sandwich was in poor taste and the backlash behind it forced them to pull it from the menu on Saturday. They also issued a statement on its Facebook page.
The owners of C&H would like to make sure everyone knows that we and our staff DO NOT SUPPORT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. Many of us have been affected by domestic violence in some manner and realize that this is no joke. We have been involved in fundraising for Project Safe Team 6 and we fully intend on donating proceeds (times 6 – in honor of Team 6) from the sales of the burger. C&H continues to strive for a community driven, family oriented, great food and great service environment. We will continue to be involved in our community fundraising and charities near and dear to our hearts. Mychell Lang
Rihanna and Chris Brown caused a media storm when they appeared on each other’s remix songs in February. We’re guessing Chops & Hops thought it was okay to poke fun at the couple, but boy were they wrong!
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