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Pizza Chain: We don't need no stinkin' dollars
World Net Daily ^ | January 7, 2007 | staff

Posted on 01/07/2007 2:36:11 PM PST by kellynla

Pizza lovers who don't happen to have American currency on them can still purchase their favorite pies with Mexican pesos, thanks to a Texas-based restaurant chain.

Starting this week, Pizza Patrón outlets, which caters heavily to Mexicans, will offer the alternative form of payment.

"We're trying to reach out to our core customer," Antonio Swad, president of Pizza Patrón Inc., told the Dallas Morning News.

"We know they come back [from Mexico] and have pesos left over. We want to be a convenient place for them to spend their pesos."

It's believed no other food chain operating so far from the Mexican border is allowing customers to pay with foreign currency.

Swad said he's prepared to take criticism from American consumers possibly offended by the bypassing of greenbacks.

"We're not really interested in finding the safest spot on the board," he told the paper. "We know the purity of our intention, and we're willing to take the heat when there is heat."

About 60 percent of Pizza Patrón customers and 45 percent of its franchisees are Hispanic.

"If you're not in a border town, I don't see the functional benefit," said Juan Faura, president and chief executive of Cultura, a Dallas-based marketing and advertising firm. "I would see it as a move by the chain to communicate unequivocally to the Hispanic market that they are for them."

"I don't see any other reason for it," Faura added.

Andrew Gamm, Pizza Patrón's director of brand development, said the company has already seen customers spending "a couple hundred pesos" without any advertisement of the service during a test in a Mesquite location.

Founded in 1986, Pizza Patrón has gone from four locations to 59 and more than 40 under development across the American Southwest.

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"We don't need no stinkin' dollars!"
1 posted on 01/07/2007 2:36:14 PM PST by kellynla
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To: kellynla

I don't see the problem here.


2 posted on 01/07/2007 2:38:52 PM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: kellynla
"I would see it as a move by the chain to communicate unequivocally to the Hispanic market that they are for them."

It's also a way to make money through a favorable exchange rate.
3 posted on 01/07/2007 2:40:05 PM PST by HaveHadEnough
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To: kellynla

Greedy capitalists! :-)


4 posted on 01/07/2007 2:40:07 PM PST by JoeSixPack1
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To: kellynla

As long as they don't take dollars and give pesos in change!


5 posted on 01/07/2007 2:45:50 PM PST by saganite (Billions and billions and billions-------and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: kellynla

It is their company, I don't care if they take old beer bottles for payment.


7 posted on 01/07/2007 2:48:10 PM PST by stockpirate (John Kerry & FBI files ==> http://www.freerepublic.com/~stockpirate/)
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To: kellynla

Algore invented pizza. That's an Inconvenient Truth.


8 posted on 01/07/2007 2:50:34 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Barack Saddam Hussein Obama)
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To: kellynla

That will be 150 pesos please.


9 posted on 01/07/2007 2:52:43 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: stockpirate
LOL!

I have a few pesos, who in W. Texas doesn't? I've often thought of using my Mexican money in the local stores who cater to the Mexican people.

This could catch on, if Mexican Dinero is considered legal tender, that's what I'll use! LOL!

10 posted on 01/07/2007 2:52:45 PM PST by Last Laugh (We the People are in charge, so let's act like it!)
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To: Last Laugh

Up here we always have some canadian change in our pockets. I went to Texas once and didn't think anything of it when I handed a cashier a Canadian quarter. She looked at me like I was an idiot trying to rip her off.


11 posted on 01/07/2007 2:54:50 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: Jaysun
The only real issue I can think of is taxes.

Affectively they will be dealing with 100% cash when taking pesos. I doubt anyone will write a check or use a bank card in pesos. A definite opportunity not to report actual income depending on how they get them converted to dollars (or if they even do so).
12 posted on 01/07/2007 2:55:59 PM PST by DB
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To: kellynla

I know in Toronto I've had no problem spending US dollars, and it's not particularly close to the border.


13 posted on 01/07/2007 2:56:08 PM PST by xjcsa (Ecotards annoy me.)
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To: kellynla

Do they accept gold bouillon?

That would be smarter.


14 posted on 01/07/2007 2:59:18 PM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: cripplecreek
She looked at me like I was an idiot trying to rip her off.

Well, she probly aint never saw such a thang before!

15 posted on 01/07/2007 3:00:08 PM PST by Last Laugh (We the People are in charge, so let's act like it!)
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To: kellynla
Exchange Rate Mexican Pesos to One American Dollar..


16 posted on 01/07/2007 3:00:27 PM PST by Dallas59 (HAPPY NEW YEAR 2007!)
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To: DB
The only real issue I can think of is taxes.

Affectively they will be dealing with 100% cash when taking pesos. I doubt anyone will write a check or use a bank card in pesos. A definite opportunity not to report actual income depending on how they get them converted to dollars (or if they even do so).


Couldn't the same argument be made with US currency?
17 posted on 01/07/2007 3:00:47 PM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: kellynla

Isn't that their trademarked figurehead The Pizza Banditio?


18 posted on 01/07/2007 3:01:39 PM PST by fat city (What part of cognitive dissonance don't you understand?)
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To: cripplecreek
I went to Texas once and didn't think anything of it when I handed a cashier a Canadian quarter. She looked at me like I was an idiot trying to rip her off.

Come now, this is Texas, she didn't think you were an idiot because she thought you were trying to rip her off...she thought you were and idiot because you went to Canada. :-)

19 posted on 01/07/2007 3:02:25 PM PST by txroadkill
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To: Wiffle Head

"The same people who cry about dollars going to Mexico"

Well here we are, only the seventh day in the year and you've already made the top of the list of the 2007 Tagline Award "Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots" with your inane comment.

And what was your screen name before you got banned and took "wiffle head" on 12/11?


20 posted on 01/07/2007 3:03:01 PM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: Jaysun
Let's see ~ border towns all over the world have these cash-registers with two drawers, and the capability to function with two currencies.

This is not new.

21 posted on 01/07/2007 3:04:58 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: xjcsa

It was interesting spending US dollars in the Yukon and getting more back in Canadian change than what was tendered.


22 posted on 01/07/2007 3:05:18 PM PST by realpatriot (Some spelling errers entionally included!)
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To: kellynla

The law enforcement folks ought to harness this and sell pizzas too. When they arrive, give them their pizza and a road trip back to the country they ILLEGALLY CAME FROM!


23 posted on 01/07/2007 3:06:16 PM PST by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: kellynla

Currency is fungible, dollars,euros,pesos,escudos,or whatever.

If my customers want to pay in any legal currency fine with me..


24 posted on 01/07/2007 3:06:32 PM PST by tomcorn
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To: HaveHadEnough
It's also a way to make money through a favorable exchange rate.

Bingo. They are going to rip off the mexicans, and get favorable PR for doing it.

25 posted on 01/07/2007 3:07:15 PM PST by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: tomcorn

Pizza Hut in Mexico City accepts dollars.


26 posted on 01/07/2007 3:08:36 PM PST by rovenstinez
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To: cripplecreek

I have all these $3 Clinton dollars.....I think the massage parlor accepts them.


27 posted on 01/07/2007 3:15:54 PM PST by Feiny (I'd rather be rich than stupid.)
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To: txroadkill

My wife and I were landed immigrants in Canada when we drove down to Amarillo one Christmas to visit my parents. The wife was born in Wisconsin, me in New Mexico.

We were about to leave a drugstore in Amarillo, when a passerby noticed us getting into a car with Ontario plates.

"Welcome to America," this Texas said in a friendly manner.

Not wanting to be churlish, I faked my best Canadian accent, and said, "Thank you very much."

Whatchagonnado?


28 posted on 01/07/2007 3:16:08 PM PST by gcruse (http://garycruse.blogspot.com/)
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To: tomcorn
"fungible"

mmmmmmmmmmushrooms

29 posted on 01/07/2007 3:17:02 PM PST by Feiny (I'd rather be rich than stupid.)
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To: Jaysun

It's good business. Another smart entreprenuer makes a buck, er, peso.


30 posted on 01/07/2007 3:20:18 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: kellynla
That character still gives me nightmares. I would rather run into the woodsmen from "Deliverance" than him.


31 posted on 01/07/2007 3:22:05 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: kellynla

Sounds like good business practice.

They are free to do what they want to increase their business and hats off to them for being innovative.

I have a Pizza Patron' near my office, I'll have to go try it out.


32 posted on 01/07/2007 3:22:08 PM PST by Central Scrutiniser (Never Let a Theocon Near a Textbook)
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To: Jaysun

Many years ago on a trip to Canada we stopped at a border town and the little store where we shopped took both US dollars and Canadian dollars. Prices were listed for both currencies, and it was very convenient.


33 posted on 01/07/2007 3:22:36 PM PST by CremeSaver
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To: muawiyah

I was in Mexico for New Years, and I paid in dollars and pesos in the stores and cantinas, depending on what I had. Its common in Mexico.


34 posted on 01/07/2007 3:25:10 PM PST by Central Scrutiniser (Never Let a Theocon Near a Textbook)
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To: cripplecreek
She looked at me like I was an idiot trying to rip her off.

Well, you were. It was only worth about 18 cents.

35 posted on 01/07/2007 3:26:56 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Central Scrutiniser
I have a Pizza Patron' near my office, I'll have to go try it out.
Try their pepperoni & cheese on a corn tortilla!
37 posted on 01/07/2007 3:39:24 PM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: kellynla
Are Pesos as easy to fake as dollars...
38 posted on 01/07/2007 3:53:26 PM PST by tubebender ( Everything east of the San Andreas fault will eventually plunge into the Atlantic Ocean...)
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To: Jaysun

Yes other than many people pay by check and plastic of form or another.

That would go to zero for pesos.


39 posted on 01/07/2007 4:01:28 PM PST by DB
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To: LurkedLongEnough
Do they accept gold bouillon?

Is that low sodium or regular gold bouillon...

40 posted on 01/07/2007 4:03:20 PM PST by tubebender ( Everything east of the San Andreas fault will eventually plunge into the Atlantic Ocean...)
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To: kellynla

Perhaps someone should explain to them that dollars are the official currency of the United States of AMERICA. If they want pesos so badly, why don't they move their operation to a country where the peso is the national currency?


41 posted on 01/07/2007 4:09:10 PM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: tomcorn

There is only one legal tender in the US to settle debts....

Mexican peso's do not fall under legal tender here...

I do believe that the chain is violating US law. If they set themselves up as a registered currency exchange (highly regulated) then they could exchange the peso's for dollars.....then for pizza....

Even US States are no longer allowed to print currency any longer...only the Feds...


42 posted on 01/07/2007 4:12:29 PM PST by nevergore (?It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.?)
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To: kellynla

No big deal. Happens every day within 100 miles either side of the US/Canadian border.


43 posted on 01/07/2007 4:14:10 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Jaysun

-just so they do not try to not collect and pay sales tax.


44 posted on 01/07/2007 4:14:53 PM PST by tioga
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To: rovenstinez

Pizza Hut in Mexico City accepts dollars.
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When I was stationed in Germany all the bars and clubs accepted U.S. dollars. I'm pretty sure the U.S. dollar is welcome everywhere in the world, especially in countries where the government expressly forbid their citizens them.


45 posted on 01/07/2007 4:15:32 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: nevergore
I do believe that the chain is violating US law.

Then you'd better tell the T-Men to shut down every Wal-Mart, gas station, and convenience store north of Bangor, Maine.

46 posted on 01/07/2007 4:20:38 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: DustyMoment
I have never used pesos in the US but I have used dollars in Mexico and British Pounds in France, Marks in Holland, Yen in China and Egyptian Pounds in Sudan. The fact of the matter is that currency in fungible and in most nations exchange rates are posted in most stores.

As long as there is an official exchange rate or a perceived exchange rate trade will take place.
47 posted on 01/07/2007 4:23:20 PM PST by trumandogz (Rudy G 2008: The "G" Stands For Gun Grabbing & Gay Lovin.)
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To: nevergore

Violating US Law?...Nope. If someone wants to pay you with potatoes or pop bottles it's fine. The Gov't only requires you declare the value of those potatoes or pop bottles or pesos, or drachma as income denominated in dollars.


48 posted on 01/07/2007 4:24:24 PM PST by tomcorn
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To: Jaysun
I don't see the problem here.

I don't either. They are free to take any currency they wish.

49 posted on 01/07/2007 4:26:39 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Crime cannot be tolerated. Criminals thrive on the indulgences of society's understanding.)
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To: nevergore

Did you ever trade a Willie Mays for a Mickey Mantle?


Was that against the law?


50 posted on 01/07/2007 4:28:14 PM PST by trumandogz (Rudy G 2008: The "G" Stands For Gun Grabbing & Gay Lovin.)
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