Customers lost in mischievous translation
03 April 2012, 16:01
Wellington, New Zealand - New Zealand bar and restaurant owner Fred Bennett was
puzzled when plenty of locals visited after he started selling Thai
food, but no Thais, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.
find out why until the departure of the Thai chef who had suggested the
new name he had made into a sign for the restaurant in the South Island
city of Nelson, the Nelson Mail reported.
departing chef had told him the sign meant "Welcome and see you again",
but the first thing his replacement asked Bennett was, "Why did you
call your restaurant 'Go Away and Don't Come Back'?"
it pays to research," a rueful Bennett told the paper. "I'd like to
apologise to the Thai community if I have offended them, which I'm
pretty sure I would have," he said at his restaurant, now renamed