What Not To Call Your restaurant

London

Okay, I can see the pun they were intending – it implies French vegetables, but by making the ‘tout’ a ‘2’ they concentrated your attention on the first word, meaning ‘skin disease of mammals caused by parasitic mites and characterized by intense itching, lesions, scabs, and a loss of hair’. Unsurprisingly, it has closed down.

3 comments on “What Not To Call Your restaurant”

  1. Steve Beat says:

    LOL – On our way to Scotland we past a moterway chicken restaraunt called ‘Pot-A-Doodle-Doo’. OK, slightly different vein but it made me chuckle.

    Also, here in Scarborough one of our main Indian restaraunts is called ‘Nishat Spice’ (no idea what it means) but for years it was a thriving local sport to remove the ‘N’ and ‘I’ from the sign!

    Eventually the owners gave up on thier regular Monday replacement of the letters and had the sign painted on instead.

  2. I.A.M. says:

    For years there was a restaurant serving ‘Chinese Food’ (in other words, far too much glutenous red neon “sweet and sour sauce” on everything) which was called Wong Kee Restaurant. The building seemed stable enough however.

  3. Jack Adrian says:

    There’s a small Herefordshire town in which
    there’s a Chinese restaurant called ‘Shun Phat’. What more needs to be said.
    I’m enjoying your Sunday Indie pieces. Thought
    Dickens was a bit cheeky (tho I know what you
    mean). What about Clifford Witting?

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