Outrage as Argentine restaurant launches 'Anne Frank burger' and 'Adolf fries'

Jewish community leaders said the actions of Honky Donky restaurant were 'offensive'


An Argentine restaurant has apologised after launching an 'Anne Frank burger' and 'Adolf fries’ on their menu.

The Honky Donky restaurant in Rafaela, Santa Fe Province launched the products named after Holocaust victim Anne Frank and German dictator Adolf Hitler.

The 'Anne Frank burger' which is on sale for £9.90 (3,500 Argentine pesos) consists of a beef patty, tomato, pickles, lettuce and mayonnaise.

The 'Adolf fries' are made with cheddar, bacon and green onion.

Unsurprisingly, neither products are kosher.

Local Jewish community leaders have condemned the restaurant and threatened legal action against the Honky Donky. 

In a statement on Facebook, the Rafaela Jewish Community said: “In light of the fact that a fast-food place in our city has trivially used the names of Anne Frank and Adolf to identify their products, the Jewish Community of Rafaela expresses it's repulsion and indignation."

The statement went on to say that "legal action would be taken" over the matter. “We appreciate the great support received," they concluded.

The Israelite Cultural and Sports Association ‘IL Peretz’, also sent a letter to the restaurant.

According to several Argentinian media outlets, it said naming the products after Anne Frank and Adolf Hitler was "offensive, insulting and disgusting".

It adds: "It is not only offensive to the victims of racist genocide, but also offends human dignity."

Following the backlash, the restaurant issued an apology and agreed to rename the items. 

In a statement on social media, they said: “We apologise for the offence caused." They noted that the Anne Frank burger was now named after Anne Boleyn, one of the wives of Henry VIII.

It also agreed to name products after figures who promoted peace and stood up for human rights including Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela. 

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