‘Top Chef’ Restaurant Owner Adds Pro-Immigrant Message on Bills

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A New York restaurant owner, and former “Top Chef” television show contestant, decided to add a political statement of his own to every customer’s receipt.

Mark Simmons owns Kiwiana Restaurant, an upscale eatery in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, New York, where he also works as the head chef. 

Simmons decided to add a pro-immigrant message to his customer’s bills after President Trump signed an executive order that temporarily bans travel to the U.S. for certain immigrants from seven middle eastern countries prone to terrorism.

The message to patrons read:

“Immigrants make America great (they also cooked your food and served you today)”

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A journalist named Mary Emily O’Hara made her receipt “famous” after eating brunch at Kiwiana over the weekend and reading the statement at the bottom of her bill.

In an interview with CNN, O’Hara said, “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.”

Simmons is himself a refugee, having moved to America from New Zealand ten years ago, and his restaurant features New Zealand-style cuisine.

H/T: The Hill

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