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    Angry Aloha Poke Co. in Chicago is far from "Aloha"

    OMG, I can't believe the news about Aloha Poke Co. in Chicago of all places!

    From Fox News yesterday:

    "Hawaiian activist Dr. Kalama O Ka Aina posted the video Saturday calling out the Chicago-based company, which was started in 2016 by Illinois-native Zach Friedlander, for reportedly sending cease and desist letters to other eateries with similar names, demanding they no longer use “aloha” or “poke” together."

    What?!

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    Default Re: Aloha Poke Co. in Chicago is far from "Aloha"

    he screwed himself good with his BS, good chance he'll go under soon.

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    Lightbulb Re: Aloha Poke Co. in Chicago is far from "Aloha"

    This isn't over by a long shot...

    HAWAII NEWS

    Protesters in Chicago march against Aloha Poke

    By Kristen Consillio August 14, 2018
    Updated August 14, 2018 12:05am



    COURTESY KAWENA CARVALHO-MATTOS

    Hawaiian chanting and the sound of a conch shell trumpet reverberated Monday through the rows of skyscrapers in the bustling streets of Chicago as nearly 200 protesters rallied against Aloha Poke Co., the mainland business that trademarked “Aloha Poke” and sent threatening letters to companies bearing similar names.

    The protest was meant to raise awareness of “an egregious example of cultural misappropriation” and compel the Chicago-based company, which operates seven fast-food poke restaurants in the metropolitan area to rescind its trademark, retract its cease-and-desist letters and issue a “true apology to the Native Hawaiian people.” Besides putting a “financial strain on their operations,” activists said they are also pursuing legal action against the fast-food chain.
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    Default Re: Aloha Poke Co. in Chicago is far from "Aloha"

    https://www.kitv.com/story/40774277/...e-poke-counter

    Ok then, I'll try and stop eating poke.

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