01/12/2005: "Tsunami" and the restaurant business
Restaurants in South Africa with "Tsunami" in the names of menu items or in the name of the restaurant are getting a lot of customer complaints.
The Mugg and Bean chain has been selling its spicy tsunami chicken burger for over a year but will rename it in April, its managers say.
Johannesburg's Tsunami Seafood Emporium opened just three weeks before the giant waves devastated parts of Asia.
The Japanese sushi bar manager said he could not have predicted the disaster.
No word yet on whether Memphis restaurant Tsunami is planning on a name change. The restaurant's website, www.tsunamimemphis.com, is currently unreachable.
UPDATE: Abby blogs about Tsunami Restaurant and the Asian tsunami here and here.
Brock on 01.12.05 @ 05:46 PM CST