A Cape Town burger and pizza restaurant that was initially called ‘Floozies Flip and Dip’ came under fire for naming the spot using a derogatory term for sexually active women. Picture from Facebook
A Cape Town burger and pizza restaurant that was initially called ‘Floozies Flip and Dip’ came under fire for naming the spot using a derogatory term for sexually active women. Picture from Facebook

Cape Town restaurant changes 'Floozies Flip and Dip’ name after social media backlash

By Lifestyle Reporter Time of article published Sep 1, 2020

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A Cape Town burger and pizza restaurant that was initially called “Floozies Flip and Dip” has come under fire for using a derogatory term for sexually active women.

According to the restaurant’s Facebook page, they have since changed the name to “Flip and Dip”.

In a now-deleted post of the restaurant's menu that was posted on their Facebook page, they referenced their options using sexual innuendos which also made people angry.

Among those people was the director of the Fire Tribe, Caitlin Louise, who said the more he saw that name the more offensive it sounded. Louise also mentioned that the restaurant's liquor licence was to be granted on condition that they did not use the name but they went ahead with it.

“New establishment on Kloof Street: Floozies Flip and Dip. The more I read that name the more offensive it sounds. Is it just me or is this wildly inappropriate? Apparently, their liquor licence was granted on condition that they DIDN’T use this name – but they went ahead with it anyways. Oh, and only female wait staff need apply…,” he wrote.

New establishment on Kloof Street: Floozies Flip and Dip The more I read that name the more offensive it sounds. Is it...

Posted by Caitlin Louise on Thursday, August 27, 2020

Commenting on Louise’s post, David Tarr said it was a marketing strategy to get attention.

“Seems to work, you just posted its name all over fb which is exactly what they want. Does not sound appetizing at all,” he said.

Nova Zane said that perhaps they knew their clientele, and maybe it was appropriate, and that time would tell if it was a winning formula.

Another user, Michaela Zelli Stehr, said that whether intentional or not, the name was derogatory, tacky, and gross.

In response to the restaurant being denied a liquor licence unless they changed the offensive name, the Western Cape Liquor Authority said it was looking into the matter.

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