French fries axed over Iraq stance
A fast food restaurant in North Carolina has renamed its french fries in protest at the French stance on Iraq.
Neal Rowland, the owner of Cubbie's restaurant in Beaufort, said he now serves freedom fries.
He says he isn't doing it to offend French people but as a show of support for the President Bush and US trooops.
A sign in the restaurant's window says: "Because of Cubbie's support for our troops, we no longer serve french fries. We now serve freedom fries."
Neal said: "It's our way of showing our patriotic pride."
He said the switch from french fries to freedom fries came to mind after a conversation about World War I when anti-German sentiment prompted Americans to rename foods like sauerkraut and frankfurter to liberty cabbage and hot dog.
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