The Real Deal New York

Retail cashes in on Obama fame

May 14, 2009 11:04AM
By Jovana Rizzo

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From the May issue: Don’t be surprised to see a dish in honor of President Barack Obama
turn up at your local restaurant. New York City eateries have been
naming items, and sometimes their own shops, after the president.
Sixpoint Craft Ales in Brooklyn named a beer after the president,
called Hop Obama, but the Department of Homeland Security made the
brewery stop producing the beer. And two fried chicken restaurants, one
in Brooklyn and the other in Manhattan, renamed their restaurants Obama
Fried Chicken. Also, Ray’s Candy Store in the East Village has been
advertising its Obama coffee, Obama cheeseburgers and Obama fries since
before the election.

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