New York [U.S.]: In the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump signing an executive order that effectively suspends immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days, the U.S. refugee programme for 120 days and Syrian refugees from entering the country, a bold political move by an upscale restaurant in New York has taken everyone by surprise.
“Immigrants make America great (they also cooked your food and served you today),” reads the bottom of the receipt at Kiwiana, owned by former ‘Top Chef’ contestant Mark Simmons.
New York journalist Mary Emily O’Hara visited the New Zealand cuisine restaurant recently. She took a picture of the receipt and put it on Twitter. Her tweet has been retweeted for more than 95,000 times.
“We were just looking for a place that wouldn’t have a long wait, and gave it a shot. When the check came I was surprised to see the statement at the bottom,” she was quoted as saying to CNN.
Simmons has said he created the note soon after President Donald Trump’s executive order. He said he was just practicing his freedom of speech and the response he has received has been pretty positive overall. (ANI)