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KFC threatens lawsuit over 'Hitler' chicken restaurant

Published On: Jul 08 2013 09:49:38 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 08 2013 09:25:28 AM CDT
Hitler chicken restaurant

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Achtung, baby! An unusual chicken restaurant in Thailand has KFC threatening legal action.

"Hitler" recently opened its doors in Bangkok, and sports a storefront emblem very similar to the American fried chicken chain. But instead of Colonel Sanders, its logo features the head of Adolf Hitler, complete with apron and bow tie.

KFC officials said they may take legal action against the restaurant if it doesn't cease and desist immediately.

"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 parent Yum! told The Huffington Post in an email.

The restaurant first drew the attention of author Andrew Spooner, who snapped a photo of "Hitler" and tweeted it out in May.

Alan Robertson, a 43-year-old Bangkok resident, told The Daily Mail he thought the chicken was "pretty good" and said a server told him the proprietors considered Hitler a "good image."

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