Is this the worst pop-up ever? We think it might be. A new death row-themed pop-up restaurant with the slogan, “eat like it’s your last meal on earth,” is popping up in Hoxton, a trendy district in London, England. The pop-up restaurant, Death Row Dinners, is currently taking reservations for their launch this fall and tickets are going for £50, around $90 Canadian.
According to the restaurant’s website, diners should “prepare to be charged, sentenced, searched and frisked.” Diners will join 80 “fellow inmates” to “experience a night behind the bars of one of London’s toughest high security restaurants.” ‘Prison chefs’ will be offering their culinary twists on some of death rows most interesting and popular last dinners. They hope diners will “enjoy the idea of the last meal, without the nasty execution bit.”
So far, the pop-up has received a lot bad response. There is even a petition being hosted on Change.org urging the people behind the death row-themed pop-up to re-think their “Death Row Dinners” concept. Naturally, the organizers of the pop-up restaurant have apologized, coming forward with the statement:
We’re shocked and saddened by the response to Death Row Dinners and are genuinely very sorry for any offence caused. The pop up is intended to explore the concept of last meals; anyone who has ever been to a dinner party has probably had this conversation – what would they love their last meal to be. In light of the response to the idea we are considering our next steps and will update everyone with our decision.
Check out some of the feedback they received on social media below:
“Death Row Dinners”? For god’s sake. End hipsters.
— keewa (@keewa) September 16, 2014
I assume ‘Death Row Dinners’ (@DeathRowDinners) pop-up in Hoxton is some kind of spoof, not real, right? Because that would be terrible.
— Richard Hughes (@Richard_H) September 15, 2014