Saturday, March 26, 2011
8650: Don Imus’ Favorite Burger Joint…?
From The New York Daily News…
‘Fat Ho Burgers’ causes uproar from Christian neighbors; owner says people are missing the humor
By Nina Mandell, Daily News Staff Writer
Fat Ho Burgers is stacking up the controversy.
The slangily-named burger joint made a splash when it opened in the conservative town of Waco, Tex., down the street from Gospel Café – a volunteer-run religious cafe and bookstore.
The menu’s items include Supa Fly Ho with Cheese, Fat Chicken Ho or the Sloppy Ho Brisket. And for the younger Fat Ho customers, there’s Tiny Ho Meals.
But not everyone is getting the joke.
“Would’ve been nice to think a little more sensitively,” Pastor Marsha Martie told local television station myFoxDFW.
There’s also a Facebook group asking Evans to change the restaurant’s name.
But Fat Ho Burgers’ owner Lakita Evans, who opened the joint, said critics are misinterpreting the name.
“It’s not calling people a ho. It’s just like they say, ‘Oooh, that ho is big,’ or, ‘That ho is tight!’” she said. “Look what’s going on in Japan,” she added. “It’s like clear this world is not gonna get any better. Why cry and be depressed? The economy is bad. Somebody gotta keep a sense of humor around here.”
She said the name came to her while she was watching a movie.
“I was watching ‘Phat Girlz’ … and they had like a fat a—burger and skinny a—fries,” she told KWTX.com.
Luckily for Evans, the publicity surrounding her controversial burger joint has reportedly been great for business. On Wednesday, the cash-only business ran out of cash – and the its supply of beef, KWTX.com reported.