“Anna Frankfurter? Really Viva Veggie” tweeted one angry Twitter user. “Would think twice before posting this on your @brumbrewery patch.”
“I honestly wonder how anyone can accept calling an item ‘Anna Frankfurter’ on their catering menu,” said another. tweeted.
Broome Brewery Co. the seller gave a statement that he had no knowledge of the wrong name before booking.
“Last night, a third-party vendor booked to sell in our brewery’s taproom shared a menu,” tweeted brewery. “We have not seen the menu before publication and agree that the name of one of the dishes is completely inappropriate. The merchant does not trade with us.”
Maria Finn, owner of Viva Veggie Van, – told the Jewish Chronicle That he was “just playing with words” and that he was not a “controversial person”.
The Post has reached out to Finn for comment.
Finn also explained the thought process behind the name.
“Anne Frank was from Frankfurt, Germany, and she didn’t eat meat,” explained Finn, whose catering company offers vegetarian and vegan options.
According to the chef, this concert was the first event for them.
“This will be our first event, I got laid off during Covid and started a business with my daughter,” Finn said. “We wanted to do a small event in the lead up to Christmas, we’ve ordered all our food now and there are no other festivals to sell us this weekend. I am very sad.”
Karen Pollock, chief executive of the Holocaust Education Trust, also said it would never be appropriate to use the names of Holocaust victims as a marketing ploy.
“Anne Frank was a young Jewish girl who was forced to hide for two years before being deported to Auschwitz and then killed in Bergen-Belsen,” Pollock said. “It is never appropriate to use the name of a Holocaust victim as a marketing ploy.”