Restaurant's name offers a lot to chew on

Postcard from Melbourne

March 26, 2007|By Kevin Van Valkenburg | Kevin Van Valkenburg,Sun Reporter

On my way to Rod Laver Arena, I see something on the street that catches my eye. It's a restaurant, called, no joke, "Lord of the Fries."

Why in the world would an Australian fast food restaurant chain try to link itself to William Golding's famous novel about shipwrecked boys and the destructiveness of human nature?

Are patrons only allowed to order "fries" if they're holding the conch?

Are these "fries" cooked by a giant replica of Piggy's glasses?

If you order "Pig's Head On a Stick" as a side to your fries, are you forced to come to terms with your loss of innocence?

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