'Brown & Gay' sign causes amusing misunderstanding

HOUSTON -- Here's proof that the first impression isn't always the right one. KHOU 11 News received angry calls and emails regarding a local restaurant's sign put up on MLK Day.

The sign out front of Logan Farms Honey Glazed Hams on Westheimer Road read: "Brown and Gay Employees Get Half Price Plate Lunch This Week Only." 

When KHOU asked the owners about their controversial wording, they were pretty confused.

"Brown and Gay employees get 50 percent off their lunch," explained owner Pink Logan, "What that references is a company one block from here called Brown and Gay Engineering!

Logan says the employees often walk across the street for lunch at his business. It never occurred to him that the sign was controversial. He also said no one contacted the restaurant about the sign except us.

"At first I didn't know what to think," said co-owner James Logan. "Then I actually thought it was hilarious when I thought about it a little bit more! We don't want to offend anybody here but at the same time you can't help but laugh at the misconception of the two things."

The whole thing was a big misunderstanding and the beginning of the sign now reads, "BGE Employees." The sign was changed because the engineering firm prefers to go by its initials.

Logan Farms has four locations in Houston and they've been serving up ham for 31 years.

 

 


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