Hitler's Cross prospective logoWhen one discusses or contemplates fine dining, a certain name comes up with rather disturbing frequency. And that name, apparently, is Hitler. Well that’s what these complete idiots in Mumbai, India seem to think. Set in the heart of Mumbai’s bustling financial district, Hitler’s Cross serves a wide selection of continental fare.

According to Reuters:

“We wanted to be different. This is one name that will stay in people’s minds,” owner Punit Shablok told Reuters. “We are not promoting Hitler. But we want to tell people we are different in the way he was different.”

Different? I’d say. Perhaps Shablok was inspired by the way Hitler’s Panzer divisions consumed Europe, hoping customers do the same with the food served at the restaurant. Or maybe Shablok was impressed with Hitler’s innovative use of ovens? Or perhaps not caring how this would offend the Jews of Mumbai, Shablok simply wanted the publicity that would be caused by the Fuhrer uh… I mean furor.

“This place is not about wars or crimes, but where people come to relax and enjoy a meal,” said restaurant manager Fatima Kabani, adding that they were planning to turn the eatery’s name into a brand with more branches in Mumbai.

Perhaps they ought to expand into Tehran or Baghdad? I’m sure they’d do boffo business there.

The article describes an establishment decorated in red, white and black and festooned with giant posters of a stern looking Hitler. There’s even a hookah bar! I’ll assume the place is pretty clean even though there was no mention of soap in the bathrooms. I have to wonder if, as part of their ongoing publicity campaign, will the owners of Hitler’s Cross hold a special evening exhibition featuring the winners of Iran’s There was never a Holocaust, but if there was, the Jews learnt their lesson well cartoon contest.

This is officially the stupidest thing I’ve heard this year. And I’ve heard of some pretty stupid things. Good luck with your stupid restaurant Punit. And Fatima? I hear Hizballah might be looking for a new spokesperson, you in?

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13 Comments

  • You can get anything you want, at Hitler’s Restaurant
    Excepting Adolf
    You can get anything you want, at Hitler’s Restaurant
    Walk right in it’s around the back
    Just a half a mile from the curry shack…

  • Your post was funny, but this resteraunt is sick. Like really, really sick. Who could do such as disgusting thing and who would ever eat there?

  • Oh, c’mon. Y’all lost your virginity after you laughed your butts off singing along with “Springtime for Hitler”. To cultivate some weird post-“Producers” shock and outrage just seems so goofy, so false. L ike trying to get your virginity back with some WWJD Promise ring and prayer to Jesus, for heaven’s sake. Go back to ridicule, irony and sarcasm, y’all do that so much better than Jewish-style mock outrage. Anyway, they are Hindus. They don’t give a d@mn what Europeans did to other Europeans in Europe 60 years ago any more than we care what happened in Nepal last week. Nor should they. Y’all don’t lose any sleeep about the Tutsi, do you?

  • I was thinkin’ about this after the CBC put up a web story that the guy would not change the name of his place.

    I got to a bit of researching, and I wonder how they’d feel about naming a nightclub here “Narakasur’s Den” or something? Then being all “yeah whatevs”?

    Anyone up for starting an e-mail campaign?

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