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Residents Upset With Name Of New Middle Eastern Restaurant, 'The Bomb'...

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EASTPOINTE (WWJ) - Would you eat at a middle eastern restaurant called “The Bomb”?

Small business owners George and Rana Kasar, from Syria, thought a catchy new name might draw new customers to their Eastpointe eatery, which was called Ideli under previous management.

“It’s his idea, my husband’s idea,” Rana Kasar told WWJ Newsradio 950′s Kathryn Larson.  ”I said, ‘No! It’s too much!’ He’s like, ‘No, no, no. I think it’s going to be perfect.’”

The Bomb will serve both middle eastern and American foods. Their signature dish is “The Bomb Fajita.”

“(It’s) a little bit scary. They think we’re terrorists now,” Rana Kasar said with a laugh.

She wants to make it clear, however, that that’s not the impression they’re going for. “Something like, when they eat something they’re like, ‘Wow! It’s the bomb.’”

In American slang, the phrase “the bomb” can mean “awesome,” “phenomenal,” or “the best.”

Rana Kasar said they’re not trying to be controversial — but the restaurant’s new moniker is already a topic of some debate. Read more...

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