Thailand’s Hitler restaurant now called ‘H-ler’

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H-LerA chicken takeaway restaurant in Thailand that used to call itself “Hitler” and displayed the German Nazi leader’s portrait in a way resembling the logo and mascot of Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Colonel Sanders has long changed its appearance, it turned out after a closer look at the story that made quite a ride in UK and US media to an extent that KFC said it would sue the owner of the restaurant over the infringement of its brand trademark.

The story popped up when Bangkok-based journalist Andrew Spooner tweeted a picture of the restaurant in May which was subsequently picked up by UK’s tabloid Daily Mail, reporting of a “Bangkok Hitler restaurant” that “opened in June 2013 in Bangkok.”

However, there has been confusion about where the restaurant actually is. Spooner said he “did not know” because he only tweeted the picture which, in fact, was taken in 2011 and put on Facebook from where Spooner got it. He since was busy explaining that the picture was not his.

It turned out that the restaurant is actually located in the northeastern town of Ubon Ratchathani on Soi Sappasith, and not in Bangkok. It also already underwent a change quite a while ago and is now called “H-ler” and the portrait of Hitler has been removed. It, however, now enjoys a certain popularity on Facebook.

 

 

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A chicken takeaway restaurant in Thailand that used to call itself “Hitler” and displayed the German Nazi leader’s portrait in a way resembling the logo and mascot of Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Colonel Sanders has long changed its appearance, it turned out after a closer look at the story that made quite a ride in UK and US media to an extent that KFC said it would sue the owner of the restaurant over the infringement of its brand trademark.

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H-LerA chicken takeaway restaurant in Thailand that used to call itself “Hitler” and displayed the German Nazi leader’s portrait in a way resembling the logo and mascot of Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Colonel Sanders has long changed its appearance, it turned out after a closer look at the story that made quite a ride in UK and US media to an extent that KFC said it would sue the owner of the restaurant over the infringement of its brand trademark.

The story popped up when Bangkok-based journalist Andrew Spooner tweeted a picture of the restaurant in May which was subsequently picked up by UK’s tabloid Daily Mail, reporting of a “Bangkok Hitler restaurant” that “opened in June 2013 in Bangkok.”

However, there has been confusion about where the restaurant actually is. Spooner said he “did not know” because he only tweeted the picture which, in fact, was taken in 2011 and put on Facebook from where Spooner got it. He since was busy explaining that the picture was not his.

It turned out that the restaurant is actually located in the northeastern town of Ubon Ratchathani on Soi Sappasith, and not in Bangkok. It also already underwent a change quite a while ago and is now called “H-ler” and the portrait of Hitler has been removed. It, however, now enjoys a certain popularity on Facebook.

 

 

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