A brand new restaurant in Cape Town has rebranded and changed its name after receiving a lot of negative feedback because of its controversial name.
The burger joint, formerly known as Floozies Flip and Dip, is now operating under the name The Wolf House.
The restaurant came under fire for using a derogatory term.
In now-deleted Facebook and Instagram posts, the restaurant defined floozies as “women who have many casual encounters or relationships.”
The restaurant used this as a reference point to promote the many options of burgers customers would have.
“You’ll have many choices to pick from, The Floozie (our best pick), Hot Chick, The Cheesy, Spicy Green Chilli, Porkies, and even the Smokey Joe,” wrote the restaurant.
The posts gained over 400 comments, mostly pointing out the offensive nature of the name.
The owner of the restaurant Douw Krugmann, issued an apology following the public outcry, saying that the name Floozies “was in bad taste.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to not only the women in my life but also to the women of Cape Town and South Africa,” said Krugmann.
He said he would be donating to shelters that help victims of gender-based violence (GBV) in an effort to shed light on GBV in the country.