October 1, 2022

The family restaurant Omicron sells “corona” t-shirts


Omicron Family Restaurant in West Bend, Wisconsin. (Omicron family restaurant)

WEST BEND, Wisconsin – If only first-come, first-served rules applied to the designation of new COVID-19 variants, as a restaurant in Wisconsin now shares a name with the most recent variant of the virus.

The family-run Omicron restaurant says it offers something for everyone and includes several choices in its cuisine, which includes American, Greek, Italian and Mexican dishes.

The restaurant is located in West Bend, approximately 40 miles north of Milwaukee.

The family-run Omicron restaurant, serving the community for over three decades, is currently open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The owner told Nexstar’s WFRV that his father, Bill Tsiampas, and uncle, John Tsiampas, founded Omicron Restaurant together and have been in the restaurant business for over 50 years. They both came to America at the age of 14.

(Omicron family restaurant)

People apparently come in and take pictures with the sign. The restaurant also ordered personalized t-shirts to help understand the correlation between the new variant and the restaurant’s name. The shirts will only be available at the Omicron Family Restaurant from December 13.

T-shirts Omicron Family Restaurant is about to sell these T-shirts. (Omicron family restaurant)

There have been many variations of COVID-19, with Delta previously gaining the most attention. The most recent variant: “Omicron” was named after the fifteenth letter of the Greek alphabet. On the WHO tracking page, five variations are listed:

  • Alpha
  • Beta
  • Gamma
  • Delta
  • Omicron

Now why did they jump from Delta to Omicron? The New York Times says some letters were ignored for various reasons. “Nude” would have been too easily confused with “New”.

More information about the restaurant can be found on their website.