A restaurant owner fears her new business will suffer after receiving backlash for naming new breakfast spot Woke.
Carmen Quiroga opened her tiny breakfast shack in Coventry earlier this month expecting to sell oodles of crepes, eggs and bacon – but was met with controversy instead.
Coventry residents assumed the local cafe was named after the political term ‘awakened’, which originally meant being aware of prejudice and injustice but is now often used to explain progressive behavior that people see as feel performative and extreme.
But Quirgo says that’s not true and that the name is just a nod to people who start their day looking at facilities like their breakfast.
Quiroga fears nasty Facebook posts about her, and without a fair chance the restaurant would immediately ruin the business.
“They don’t give me the opportunity to taste my food and my work,” Quiroga told WTNH.
Carmen Quiroga has been scrutinized for naming her breakfast cafe, Woke. Some locals assumed the restaurant was named after the political term often used to explain progressive behavior that people perceive as performative and extreme
Quiroga recently opened the cafe and feared it would spoil their business
Quiroga saw the gruesome comments on a private city Facebook page. According to the news outlet, several people were quick to sidestep the true meaning behind the “wake up and have a coffee” name.
She claimed she had no idea what the political definition of “awakened” meant.
The cafe owner left her in tears as she read the comments, which have since been discouraged on the site.
“Just a word of warning, any further ridiculous comments about the name of the new breakfast spot in town will be deleted,” the site admin wrote.
Several people rushed to Woke’s Facebook page to support Quiroga’s new business after hearing the news of the negative reaction.
Photos showing the cafe’s breakfast offerings were flooded with promising comments to support Quiroga’s business.
“I saw your story on the news in Boston and I’m so sorry that people gave negativity to a simple and funny name,” one person wrote. “If we ever come to Connecticut, we’re going to have breakfast at the Woke!”
“This looks absolutely delicious,” one person commented below photos of the cafe’s pancakes. “I wish I lived closer. Congratulations on the new business and glad to see you. People give you the support you deserve.”
Others left encouraging reviews after dining at the cafe, while others expressed excitement at trying the food.
Quiroga saw the gruesome comments on a private city Facebook page. The altercation led to the site admin having to step in and warn against nasty comments
Quiroga explained that the Facebook competition did not represent the city of Coventry. Locals repeated their statement and didn’t seem to care about the name.
“When I hear ‘Woke’ as a breakfast restaurant, it just wakes me up, so personally I’m not offended,” resident Benjamin Kieso told the news outlet.
“It’s a memorable name,” added Brian Pope.
Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk
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