Chops & Hops, a Georgia restaurant came under fire weekend after promoting a sandwich which according to its owners was inspired by Chris Brown’s Rihanna beat down in 2009. This was the announcement on their facebook page:
“Well we were going to do @TimTebow today but decided to trade for a sure thing this week. Instead @chrisbrown, @rihanna and us teamed up for a award winning celebrity sandwich. Put your hands on this caribbean black and bleu sandwich. Caribbean spiced marinated sliced ribeye blackened then look out for the bleu cheese, sliced tomato, silver Lamborghini onions, and shredded romaine. Chris Brown won’t beat you up for eating this unless your name starts with a R and ends with A.”
Do you get it? Rihanna is from the caribbean, she’s black, Chris beat her up so bad she was all blue. But anyways.. I wonder why there isn’t no one at these companies to give them advice on a go or no go’s.
After getting criticized (as expected), the restaurant pulled the sandwich from their menu and issued a statement on its Facebook page:
The owners of C&H would like to make sure everyone knows that we and our staff DO NOT SUPPORT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. Many of us have been affected by domestic violence in some manner and realize that this is no joke.
We have been involved in fundraising for Project Safe Team 6 and we fully intend on donating proceeds (times 6 – in honor of Team 6) from the sales of the burger. C&H continues to strive for a community driven, family oriented, great food and great service environment. We will continue to be involved in our community fundraising and charities near and dear to our hearts.