Pizza Patron says it is to honor immigrants
The Texas based Pizza Patron pizza chain is grabbing gobs of free publicity again, this time by offering a free large pepperoni pizza to anybody who orders a pizza in Spanish between 5 and 8 PM on June 5.
The chain, which is located in many largely Latino neighborhoods in Texas, has as its slogan ‘mas pizza, menos dinero,’ or ‘more pizza, less money,’ and in 2007 it raised eyebrows by announcing it was going to accept Mexican pesos in addition to American dollars to sell pizza at its stores.
The company says the promotion, called ‘Pizza Por Favor,’ or ‘pizza please’ is meant to promote the ‘positive force for change that immigrants have made in communities across America.’
But some are not happy about the promotion.
“I don’t know about you but it drives me insane when you call somebody up and they say, ‘if you want to continue in English, press one’,” says Peter Thomas of the Conservative Caucus.
He says speaking Spanish at home is fine, but this represents ‘the further erosion of America as an English speaking country.’
“There is nothing wrong with speaking your own language in your home and in your family, but this is the United States of America, and English is our language,” Thomas said.
As for Pizza Patron, they’re laughing all the way to the bank, because they know that the next thing we’re going to write for this article is:
There are three Pizza Patron locations in San Antonio, and all are participating in the free pizza promotion.