Monday, April 11, 2011

I Couldn't Make This Up, Folks...!

I'm not sure, but I'm betting that this place is NOT on the list of politically correct burger places in Texas!

From what I understand, the food is really good though! You have to admit that the owner has a pretty good sense of humor! I feel like I should say here that the owner is a female! So this is not something that some poor guy has to take the blame for!

'Fat Ho Burgers' Opens in Texas

Published : Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011, 4:56 PM CDT

WACO, Texas - You can get hot, juicy burgers with crispy tots or fries at a new restaurant in Waco, Texas. But it’s not the food that’s getting the attention at Fat Ho Burgers.

That’s right. The restaurant is named after a fat (as in hefty) ho (not the garden tool).

“It’s not calling people a ho. It’s just like they say, 'Oooh that ho is big,' or, 'That ho is tight!’” said Lakita Evans, the restaurant’s owner.

The 23-year-old worked her way through college to open her burger joint and said the name is mostly a bit of humor in an otherwise serious world.

“Look what’s going on in Japan. It’s like clear this world is not gonna get any better. Why cry and be depressed? The economy is bad. Somebody gotta keep a sense of humor around here,” Evans said.

For now, that means grilled favorites including the Sloppy Ho Brisket or the Supa Dupa Fly Ho with Chz for a lunch crowd that’s spilling out of the front door.

But not everybody’s laughing.

One of Fat Ho Burgers’ closest neighbors is the Gospel Café. Folks at the volunteer-run religious café and bookstore wish the burger joint was a little more “holy.”

“Would’ve been nice to think a little more sensitively,” said Pastor Marsha Martie.

Now days I guess we have to take our humor where we find it! Kinda refreshing when you think about it! Or not...depending on your viewpoint!

I don't know about you, but I feel the need for some fresh coffee on the patio! Are ya with me...?


Rae said...

I think it's pretty clever and funny. Too bad the gospel neighbors aren't amused, but it's a matter of opinion and everyone has one of those. These days it's just good to find humor - even if it is something to do with a Fat Ho.

HermitJim said...

Hey Rae...
Like I said, we have to take our humor when and where we find it!

Must not be too many folks upset about it, since the place is doing alright!

Hey, thanks for coming by today, my friend!

Ben in Texas said...

You missed the original report on TV a couple weeks ago?
Here's a video link..

Heck I'd try them if I ever get over that way. I love a good burger.

chinasyndrome said...

Now that's some funny stuff. I would try a fat ho,burger that is! The young lady is right in most cases life is not getting better.So laugh when you can,even if its not PC I hate PC.Too many up tight people.Time is short don't take minor things so serious.I wish her all the success in the world.Thanks Jim!


vlad said...

Is the proprieter Fat Ho Chinese?? As you know many transliterations of Chinese words are somewhat amusing. An Example
Wong Fuk Hing Book Store

:- )

Momlady said...

I hope her business prospers. 'sides we need some humor these days. said...

I hope the neighbors become good friends. Could be that both sides have something to learn and contribute to each other. Laughter IS the best medicine and since she explained that it is good fun,who are we to argue?
Love ya.

JoJo said...

I love it, but then me being me I would. Yes we all need to laugh more and stop all this hate.

And I'm with you on the coffee as always.

HermitJim said...

Hey Ben...
Yeah, I missed the original report, but we don't get much news from around your way!

I'd like to try one of the burgers myself!

Thanks, buddy, for coming by today!

Hey China...
Gotta love someone that can provide a little humor with a good burger!

Life's too short to always be serious!

Thanks, my friend, for coming by today!

HermitJim said...

Hey Vlad...
Thanks for the link! I know that many translations are funny even they are not meant to be!

They say that English is the hardest language to learn, so I guess that's the reason!

I do thank you for coming by today!

Hey Momlady...
I'll take all the funnies I can get!

The fact that the owner thinks it's funny says a LOT about how the owner is trying to put a smile on the face of the locals!

HermitJim said...

Hey Sis...
Like you said, it's her business so let her decide what to call it!

I kinda like it! Shows a lot of humor!

Thanks, Sis, for coming by today!

Hey JoJo...
Sweetie, I see you are up and about, running on all cylinders this morning!

I'd guess that you could see the humor in it!

How is the knee today? Hope it is doing good!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming by this morning!

Ted said...

Theres nothing wrong with HO but its better if you put a little Christmas sperit with it like (ho,ho,ho.or a little of the lone ranger .

Dizzy-Dick said...

OK, here is what the neighbor should do, add a comedy routine to when they serve their meals. Then they can advertixe that their place is full of ho ho's

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

HJ, do share with us your take on the Fat Ho burger if you get to try one, someday. Seems to me folks are getting all in a tizzy for nothing cause there are just as many other ridiculous names for eating places. Sure could use some of that fresh coffee myself.