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Before we get into another Papaya King-style controversy, I want to say straight away that Mr Chow should arguably not be on this blog.
This is because Mr Chow is his real name, whereas my mission is document shops that choose their name in order to personalise their particular product or service.
I know for a fact that Mr Chow is his real name because of this lovely letter which I spotted on the amassblog:
That's nice, isn't it? Michael Chow established his restaurant in London in 1968 and continues to run a high-class establishment with branches in New York, Beverly Hills and elsewhere.
But now we get to the heart of the matter (and the potential controversy). There is an argument that Mr Chow does indeed fulfil the criteria for this blog, because 'chow' is a casual term for food, which is his line of business. (Please, everybody, hear me out!) Perhaps Mr Chow even had this allusion in mind when he chose his surname for his new business?
Whether or not this theory is correct, it makes me wonder – are there any other 'Mr' businesses out there whose owner's real surname happens to coincide with his chosen trade? For example, could Mr Worktops be run by a real Mr Worktops who happened to find his calling in the worktops trade?
If anyone can shed any light on this, please let me know.
Finally, I know this has been a controversial post, but please try to keep it civil in the comments!