August 23, 2018 8:06 pm at 8:06 pm #1579494Shulem LemmerParticipant
Would you go to a middle eastern restaurant called The Kosher Guys who’s name would be a knockoff of The Halal Guys?August 23, 2018 9:18 pm at 9:18 pm #1579512
If the food and the price is good why not?August 23, 2018 9:50 pm at 9:50 pm #1579519Doing my bestParticipant
Why not? don’t see a problem.August 24, 2018 12:10 am at 12:10 am #15795491Participant
Better than treife guysAugust 24, 2018 9:45 am at 9:45 am #1579626Takes2-2tangoParticipant
According to you we should stop using the term sirloin when it comes to meat because n essence the ” real”sirloin is from the rear part of the cow which is ossur to eat.August 24, 2018 9:46 am at 9:46 am #1579624ubiquitinParticipant
I dont understand the question.
I would go to the Halal guys if it had a reliable hashgacha, tasted good and was reasonably priced. why should “Kosher guys” be worseAugust 24, 2018 2:00 pm at 2:00 pm #1579715
No.August 24, 2018 3:34 pm at 3:34 pm #1579734
Joseph, why not, if it has a proper hashgacha?August 24, 2018 4:33 pm at 4:33 pm #1579749MammeleParticipant
Knock-off name or not, it’s good that supposed restaurant has Kosher & Jewish pride.
In Paris, some “Kosher” restaurants are ditching Hechsheirim because (among other reasons) the snobby (non-Jewish) Parisians consider restaurants with Kosher supervision sub-standard.
Additionally, if a restaurant is truly Kosher, having the word Kosher makes it easier to locate for newcomers. So it’s a win-win unless the Halal Guys decide to sue for brand infringement, which doesn’t seem likely to me.August 24, 2018 4:33 pm at 4:33 pm #1579750
laskern: If the name is a knock-off of a treif restaurant that they idolize, thus mimicking the name, that would bother me and I’m not sure I’d be comfortable trusting such proprietors. So, as a consumer, I’d choose not to patronize that establishment. (I wouldn’t organize a boycott.)August 24, 2018 7:54 pm at 7:54 pm #1579777
that would bother me and I’m not sure I’d be comfortable trusting such proprietors
Trusting them in regards to what? That it’s really kosher? That’s the mashgiach’s job!August 24, 2018 7:54 pm at 7:54 pm #1579767
Joseph, There is a restaurant in Boro Park called Mc Fleishig and no one has any problems with it.August 24, 2018 7:54 pm at 7:54 pm #1579773Neville ChaimBerlinParticipant
I don’t get the mushul. You shouldn’t use Sirloin to describe meat that isn’t Sirloin. Kosher places usually say “mock-whatever.”August 25, 2018 9:40 pm at 9:40 pm #1579807LightbriteParticipant
The Pickle Guys
Two Guys Kosher Grill
The Hummus Guy
The Cheese Guy*
*Offers a selection of OU-D Chalav Yisroel cheeses
…. Do you think that The Halal Guys is an original restaurant name, and do you think that nationwide eatery establishment and restaurant name trends had no influence on the company’s naming? Five Guys. The Pizza Guys. Pizza Guys. The Bread Guy Bakery. The Cupcake Lady. Pho Guys. Soup Guy Plus. The Original Soupman. Wise Guys Pizzeria… etc.
All of these Guy, Guy-derivative, and like-genre-sounding names were selected, hopefully and one can expect, because the company’s decision-maker(s) cared enough to create a brand name that was predicted to at least have a good chance of attracting their targeted audiences into spending significant dollars in their food service establishments.August 25, 2018 9:42 pm at 9:42 pm #1579812MenoParticipant
Joseph, There is a restaurant in Boro Park called Mc Fleishig and no one has any problems with it.
I find that hard to believeAugust 25, 2018 9:54 pm at 9:54 pm #1579817
Mc Fleishig Express 5508 16th AvenueAugust 25, 2018 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm #1579819
McDonalds Kosher in IsraelAugust 25, 2018 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm #1579826
laskern: And how, pray tell, did you determine that “no one has any problems with it”? Let me advise you that you’re sorely mistaken.August 25, 2018 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm #1579840
They changed their name to Big Fleishig’s Express.August 25, 2018 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm #1579838yitzchokmParticipant
Its Big Fleishig not Mc. And ppl did have a problem with it.August 26, 2018 9:47 am at 9:47 am #1579941CTLAWYERParticipant
Back when I was a teenager: McDovid’s (rip off of Mc’Donald’s name) burger joint in Washington Heights, near Yeshiva University.
No one had a problem eating there because of the nameAugust 26, 2018 9:56 am at 9:56 am #1579995
You can’t bring a proof from YUAugust 26, 2018 2:24 pm at 2:24 pm #1580125CTLAWYERParticipant
I’m not bringing the proof from YU. I noted the location. It was frequented by many friends from Breuer’s in the heights.
By the way, the people who had problems with the name, as well as McFleishiges are the McDonald’s Corporation, who issued cease and desist trademark infringement letters…causing the name changesAugust 26, 2018 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm #1580194yitzchokmParticipant
True, the McDonald’s corporation had a problem with the name, as did the local Jewish community in Boro Park.August 26, 2018 6:01 pm at 6:01 pm #1580237mentsch1Participant
Why is the OP (and others) making an assumption that the owners of this establishment even heard of “Halal guys”?!
I am don lkav zchus
Mcfleishig on the other hand….
But I have a much bigger problem with “kosher” restaurants playing goyish musicAugust 30, 2018 8:36 am at 8:36 am #1583333MammeleParticipant
Sushi Meshuga had to change its name to Sushi Meshuna, so definitely the Frum community/hechsheirim prefer “clean & Kosher” names.
Yet to me having an issue with the “Kosher Guys” seems like going overboard, and most customers won’t even ״chap” that there’s any controversy surrounding the name.August 30, 2018 8:46 am at 8:46 am #1583409slominerParticipant
I don’t chap what the problem with the name Sushi Meshuga is, Mammele.
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