143 VVN – Restaurant Removes Red Star

Bahn Shop, Mack Payne, Vietnam Veteran News

Banh Shop in Dallas, Texas

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.

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