The name-change has drawn particular fury from locals, who insisted the old name was never racist, but a term of endearment.
According to the Philadelphia Daily News, Groh has seen 10 percent and 15 percent drop in sales the past two months and repeated bouts of vandalism with “Chink’s” painted on the sidewalk and window. In March, an online petition to keep the old name drew 10,000 signatures.
Despite the outrage, Groh has defended the decision, although he has given some thought to moving locations.
“It’s 2013,” he said. “It was time to do it.”