Ever wondered what you’d have for your last meal? We probably all have, but one London restaurant took the question a bit too far with a very morbid dining idea.
Pop-up restaurant Death Row Dinners uses images of prison inmates with menus hanging around their necks, with the slogan “eat like it’s your last meal on Earth.”
The restaurant is set to open for four weeks during October and November in London. The organisers had no problem admitting that the £50-a-head (€63) menu was inspired by what death row inmates had chosen to eat as their last meal before execution.
The announcement of COURSE caused Twitter to unite in outrage. Most people were understandably sickened by the idea:
— Primrose Prints (@PrimrosePrints) September 15, 2014
Thank goodness @DeathRowDinners will be over and forgotten by December. I expect the food is as tasteless as the concept.
— Sally (@sallymavin) September 16, 2014
Not sure @DeathRowDinners thought their concept thru. Not surprised they're getting slammed. This is twitter, everything is taken personally
— Ashleigh (@QuinteyMe) September 17, 2014
Though one or two did have a morbid interest in the whole concept:
I actually found the idea of @DeathRowDinners funny and interesting, if a little tasteless in the execution.
— Ryan Dougherty (@rj_dougherty) September 17, 2014
— Jack Hart (@MrJacHart) September 16, 2014
The pop-up’s organinsers have since released an apologetic statement saying they are “considering their next steps.”
— Death Row Dinners (@DeathRowDinners) September 16, 2014
Hmmm… when it comes to controversial restaurant choices, McDonald’s is bad enough for us, thanks!