“Put your hands on this Caribbean black and bleu sandwich,” the restaurant advertised on its Facebook page. “Chris Brown won’t beat you up for eating this unless your name starts with an R and ends with A.”
While the bad formed joke falls flat on deaf ears for many, the Georgia chef and co-owner of Chops & Hops in Watkinsville has no regrets to little remorse for his advertisement gone awry.
“I was not trying to make a joke of domestic violence, just bringing light to the situation through food,” Chef Richard Miley told ABCNews.com today. “I do not regret doing it. I don’t regret anything.”
The sandwich in question is composed of a ribeye made with bleu cheese, sliced tomato,” Lamborghini” onions ,and shredded romaine. And of course, three years ago the “Birthday Cake” singer was assaulted in a Lamborghini.
There’s no word from Rihanna or Brown’s camps, but the restaurant followers and consumers are divided in the sides they are agreeing with.
“The silly thing is you are making a big deal about a domestic violence situation that obviously wasn’t that big of a deal because RHIANNA is trying to get back with Chris Brown and fighting other women over him,” one person wrote. “Find something worth your time to gripe about…….. LAWD!”
Another follower said, “Who ever came up with the idea for this sandwich must be a funny guy.”
“I keep trying to find the right words to respond to this inexcusable, irresponsible, and despicable incident,” wrote one, referring to the Lamborghini beating, ”and I can’t seem to find the right words other than we will NEVER eat there and I will be sure to tell all my friends they should also not support this biz,” one customer wrote.
Regardless, Miley sees nothing wrong with his “quip,” but did reiterate his stance on domestic violence: “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…”
This isn’t Mile’s first jab at celebrities. He’s created a Paula Deen sandwich with fried honey butter following Deen’s diabetes announcement, and a Whitney Houston sandwich with powdered sugar and sea salt following the icon’s untimely demise.
With sandwiches like that it’s clear the restaurant owner believes his bad jokes are good for business..