Hitler fried chicken better be ready to surrender its logo or risk a veritable legal ‘Blitzkrieg’ from the ghost of Colonel Sanders and his global KFC juggernaut.
The new fried chicken restaurant in the Thai capital of Bangkok has found itself in KFC’s firing line, after a photograph emerged of its logo, which basically copies every aspect of the global fast-food purveyors except replacing the smiley visage of the Colonel with the much sterner face of Adolf Hitler.
Food writer and blogger Andrew Spooner (@andrewspooner) started the bizarre story when he snapped a photograph of Hitler fried chicken and put it on Twitter with the caption: “A Hitler Fried Chicken shop in Thailand. I kid you not. Complete with pic of Hitler in bow tie.”
Whether the ‘sporadic’ blogger and apparent Tottenham Hotspur fan meant to unleash the full might of KFC on the diminutive Thai pretender with the totalitarian theme is unknown. Intentional or not, Spooner’s post made its way back to the people at KFC, who have made their displeasure known.
“We find it extremely distasteful and are considering legal action since it is an infringement of our brand trademark and has nothing to do with us,” a spokesman for KFC told The Huffington Post in an email which has been quoted on their website.
43-year-old expat Alan Robertson who lives in the same suburb of Bangkok as the new Hitler chicken store reportedly told The Huffington Post that the food there was “pretty good” and that the shop’s owners thought the former Nazi leader’s image was a “good one”.
In the words of Uncle Leo from Seinfeld: “I bet the cook is an anti-semite”.
Image: @andrewspooner on Twitter