Well, Chop Sueys reps write us to say that the name isnt Zaks and that, furthermore, the whole reaction is overblown. The reason? The Renaissance Times Square, which owns Chop Suey, says its like this:
[We] selected the name Chop Suey as a tongue-in-cheek reference to the well known Chinese-American interpretation of blended Asian cuisines. Having just returned from Seoul at the time, Zaks extraordinary experience in Korea heavily influenced the development of the restaurant concept. However, like the multicultural crossroads of its Times Square location, Chop Sueys menu will reflect a wide variety of Asian cuisines and American influences.
So there you have it. Maybe it's not such a bad name after all. Or at least you cant blame Pelaccio for it.