Yum Brands, owner of such favorites as KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell has pulled a real bonehead marketing move. Specifically they put a communist symbol on the logo of a new restaurant serving the Vietnamese Community in the greater Dallas, Texas area. That symbol was a five-pointed red star that highly offended the sizable Vietnamese community in that area.
One of those citizens, Cung Nhat Thanh, President of the Vietnamese-American Community of Greater Dallas was so incensed that someone would stick a communist symbol in the face of a people who risked life and limb to escape the communist government who took over their country he took action.
He presented a petition with hundreds of signatures to the Yum Brands company asking that they modify the logo. Yum Brands folded like a cheap tent and agreed to remove the offensive red star.
Listen to the whole story in this episode.