SOUTH BEND, Ind. – An Indiana restaurant that erected billboards with references to the 1978 Jonestown cult massacre has removed the signs following complaints from residents.
The South Bend Tribune reports that the restaurant, Hacienda, posted signs with the message, "We're like a cult with better Kool-Aid" and showed a glass containing an alcoholic beverage next to the phrase "To die for!"
More than 900 members of Jim Jones' People's Temple drank cyanide-laced, grape-flavored punch in a mass murder and suicide at the group's compound in Guyana.
South Bend resident Patricia Barbera-Brown says the billboards were "extremely offensive and very irresponsible marketing."
The company says it made a mistake and is pulling the ads because it doesn't want to have a negative image.