The items that were removed from the menu at the Holy Chuck Burgers
was the "Half-Breed" burger and the "Dirty Drunken Half-Breed" burger. The two items have been on the menu for about seven months but last week a customer objected to the names and a large protest followed. The shop was bombarded with phone calls and online criticism.
According to The Star
, Bill Koutroubis, the co-owner of the burger joint, said that he never meant to offend anybody and him and his partner did not realize that the term "half-breed" was a racial slur.
According to Yahoo
, Pamela Palmater, a professor at Ryerson University, said that the dictionary says that half-breed is a negative and offensive term that is used to describe people who are of mixed ancestry.
Holy Chuck's menu still has other items with unique names, such as "The Farmer's Threesome" and "The Greek Bahahastard."