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Argentine hamburger restaurant changed its name due to the threat of Kevin Bacon

The Hollywood star found out in the middle of Jimmy Kimmel’s show and her reaction was one of surprise.

Using the names of famous people to launch a product or business is often a dangerous but effective strategy. The cases of ‘Miel Gibson’, a brand of honey created by a Chilean teacher during the pandemic and which was sued by a Hollywood actor for using the image of the artist taken from the movie Corazon Valiente, are world-famous.
A Chilean teacher had a similar situation with her friend ‘Miel Gibson and the actor Mel Gibson.
Mel Gibson

Also famous is the Cordovan butcher who used the name of ex-Beatle Paul McCartney to baptize his premises as Paul Mac Carne.

Paul Mac Carne

However, the reaction of the Liverpool musician was different from that of Mel Gibson since he shared a photo of the front of the Cordovan business and took it with great humor, in addition to sending greetings to the owner.

A Cordovan baptized his butcher shop ‘Paul Mac Carne’. The former Beatle took it with humor.


Now, another international movie star has found out that a food establishment in Argentina used his name and his face as a brand: it is Kevin Bacon, who appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel program and between jokes, the driver revealed that An Argentine fast food had used the image of the actor and the name and surname.

The business in question is the Kevin Bacon Fast Good hamburger restaurant, located in Palermo, which until yesterday had an Instagram account and was geolocated on Google Maps, but after its fleeting appearance on American television, it “disappeared.”

The Hollywood actor found out that an Argentine fast food restaurant used his name and threatened legal action.

In the interview in which Kimmel showed a photo of the local Buenos Aires and the profile of the social network, Kevin Bacon assured that “I’m going to talk to my lawyer.” This statement was made with laughter since he is used to being joked with his last name (bacon or bacon in English), but such a phrase was enough for any reference to the Argentinian food place to say ‘goodbye’.

“This is a fast-food restaurant in Argentina and it seems that there are places all over the world called Kevin Bacon Fast Good,” the driver told the actor, to which Bacon replied: “That’s not a good photo. Kind of a clown face.”

Kevin Bacon

The Hollywood actor found out that an Argentine fast food restaurant used his name and threatened legal action.

As detailed by BAENegocios, this Tuesday the premises were closed and orders could not be placed through any delivery application, such as Orders Now or Rappi. It also did not appear on social networks and there is no way to contact them.

Open, but with another name

As revealed by La Nación, until yesterday the Kevin Bacon Fast Good fast food restaurant in Palermo, Buenos Aires, changed its name – at least on social networks – after the Hollywood actor found out through Jimmy’s program Kimmel that his name had been used in Argentina without his permission.

The Hollywood actor found out that an Argentine fast food restaurant used his name and threatened legal action.

Thus, now the business appears on Instagram as KB Fast Goog and its international popularity is increasing after its exposure on North American TV.

Will they be sued by the star?

What do you think?

Written by Rachita Salian


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