July 16, 2008, - 12:57 pm

Se Habla Blarney?: Bennigan’s Now Has Spanish Menus; “Carlos Murphy’s”?

By Debbie Schlussel
It’s another sad sign of the times, in which illegal aliens are dominating and their language–not English–is taking over:
Bennigan’s Grill & Tavern is now offering menus in Spanish at ALL U.S. locations. Well, now we know why Bennigan’s removed the “Irish-American” adjective from it’s emblem. I mean, who founded this place . . . Juan Bennigan?

Old Bennigan’s Emblem Versus the New One . . .

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People will never learn English, if they aren’t forced to. Steps like this are regressive–in the wrong direction, unless you’re headed toward reconquistador “paradise,” Aztlan.
Maybe they should change the name to Carlos Murphy’s (the name of a now-defunct Mexican-Irish Detroit-area restaurant).
Well, on the bright side, at least they’re not offering Arabic menus–though there are, ironically, Mexican restaurants in Dearbornistan that feature such menus.
Coming up: “Ahmed O’Houlihan’s Falafel & Shepherd’s Pie Hut.”
Bennigan’s . . . Se Habla Blarney. Luck O’ the Coyotes.
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6 Responses

I don’t tend to suffer fools gladly and I detest stupidity – even when its done to make minorities feel better. The worst kind of stupidity is the inane nonsense over words down in Dallas, Texas. I couldn’t believe what I heard. I’m an educated person but not so educated that I believe the kind of garbage a lot of intellectuals seem all too willing to put up with.

NormanF on July 16, 2008 at 2:17 pm

i am glad they all went out of business here in connecticut

PNAMARBLE on July 16, 2008 at 7:14 pm

It’s the free market at work; corporations are filling the needs for a rapidly growing market segment. It’s not like English is the native language here anyway.

MichaelZ on July 16, 2008 at 11:12 pm

The new Bennigan’s logo doesn’t bother me. The spanish menus–that’s up to them, but making it obvious they have them may turn away as more patrons than it gains them.
I hate the “press uno para Ingles” world we live in when it comes to this. English should be our national language for all dealings.
Carlos Murphy’s–ah yes, a stroll back through memory lane there. I ate there in yesteryear and snd survived. I think the Irish/Mexican combo for a restaurant can work. Nachos and Guinness, yummy.
Bennigan’s (a while since I last partook) seems to me to be in the same general motiff of a TGI Friday’s or Applebee’s. To me they are all pretty much the same. Fair food, OK service–moderate pricing. Yawn. Sometimes that’s all you want, though.

BB on July 17, 2008 at 8:23 am

I haven’t patronized a Bennigans in YEARS, and this scheme (Spanish menus) will insure I NEVER go back.
The reason I haven’t been to one in years is because Bennigans is just an upscale diner with inflated prices….the food is average.

Thee_Bruno on July 17, 2008 at 8:39 am

Regarding the new logo:
Since they removed the eagle, the clover, and “Irish American” in order to appeal to the Latinos, they might as well change the name to El-Bennegali, and replace the Irish/American fare with tacos and burritos. Why not go all the way?
Regarding the whorish executives who made this decision:
I wonder how much they would rent-out their wives and daughters for?
The new American ideal in corporate America:
Sell-out the company as quickly as possible to the highest bidder – sit back and collect on the inflated salaries, bonuses, stock options, and land safely on your estate using your golden parachute. THEN, when there’s not a company left in America, blame it all on the government’s enacting NAFTA!

Thee_Bruno on July 17, 2008 at 12:30 pm

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