Via Shanghai Daily
The owners of “Obama Fried Chicken”, the little takeaway outlet in Beijing that gained international notoriety for its stylised logo depicting the president of the US of A, have decided to temporarily shut down the store, saying they have been completely overwhelmed by the media attention.
After KFC China threatened to sue, the three undergrad co-owners of the food outlet, ripped out the three letters “OFC”, revealing that the space had previously been used as a public bath house. They then stuck the new name of the store, “UFO” (we’re pretty sure that stands for “Unidentified Fried Objects”), on the billboard, but decided to leave the Obama cartoon intact, presumably because the president hadn’t threatened to sue yet.
When that failed to stop the press from calling them night and day to request for interviews, the three students from the Beijing City University decided to temporarily take a break, and keep their fingers crossed that everything would blow over soon.
While all the media attention seems to have brought them quite a fair bit of business (see video below), co-owner Zhu Baolai now says he hopes journalists will leave them alone. He did not say when the store would be reopen for business, or if another rebranding exercise was underway.