The Internet Is Freaking Out Over What's Printed On This Restaurant's Receipts

Amos Herrera
February 7, 2017

A woman in NY received a political message from an anti-Trump cook while eating out. Journalist Mary Emily O'Hara noticed the note after visiting Kiwiana, a restaurant serving New Zealand cuisine, for brunch. At the bottom of receipts that customers receive after eating at his restaurant Kiwiana, a short phrase is printed: "Immigrants make America great (they also cooked your food and served you today)". The restaurant was opened by top New Zealand chef Mark Simmons.

A Park Slope restaurant's small gesture of support for immigrants has found a global audience after a diner posted on Twitter a photo of a receipt with the words "Immigrants make America great".

O'Hara's tweet quickly went viral with more than 167,000 likes and over 62,000 retweets since February 5.

"Concluding, "[The bill] serves as a reminder to ourselves and to our customers that immigrants are relatively the backbone of the hospitality industry, and they often are the people who cook for you".

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The chef said he was just practicing his freedom of speech and the response he has received has been pretty positive overall.

Many supported the restaurant's message, however, some were appalled at the price of brunch in New York City, according to The Gothamist. He tells CNN that he updated the receipts soon after Trump's executive order was announced.

After one immigrant restaurant server felt his future was at risk, one woman made a decision to tip him $100 on her $23 bill. Hundreds of thousands of people across the country and the world have continued to protest the White House's action.

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