No Plans to Shelve Roll Resembling Mother Teresa
The owner of a cinnamon bun that drew worldwide notice because of its resemblance to Mother Teresa’s face said Friday he has no plans to remove the bun from display now that she has died.
But Bob Bernstein, owner of the Bongo Java coffee shop in Nashville, said his store and an Internet site on the bun dropped commercial tie-ins to the nun months ago after Mother Teresa complained.
“We haven’t had time to react to this news, which of course is a very sad event,” he said.
Bernstein still refers to the pastry as the “the miracle nun bun.” But he said coffee mugs and other items bearing Mother Teresa’s image were taken off the market after she sent him a letter saying she had always opposed use of her image for commercial purposes.
“It’s a cinnamon bun. Some people think it looks like Jimmy Durante. Some people think it looks like Mother Teresa,” he said. The roll is in California at the moment, he said, undergoing a photo shoot.
He said Mother Teresa’s lawyer told him that the nun was amused by the roll.
The nun bun Internet site is www.qecmedia.com/nunbun