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Dallas-based pizza chain to give away pies for orders placed in Spanish (Mexican pesos accepted)
FoxNews.com ^ | 5/23/2012 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 05/23/2012 11:30:55 AM PDT by dragnet2

Dallas-based pizza chain, Pizza Patron, is giving away free pepperoni pizzas to customers who order their pies in Spanish.

the company says is a way to reach out to and build their already largely-Latino clientele, is sparking outrage.

Marcela Gomez, president of Hispanic Marketing Group, a Latino marketing firm in Nashville, told USA Today that "maybe they thought it was a cute thing to do, but I think it's discrimination."

In a press release announcing the promotion, which has been dubbed 'Pizza Por Favor,' the company said the pizza promo is an effort to promote the "positive force of change immigrants have made..

In 2007, the company adopted another attention-grabbing marketing strategy that is still raising eyebrows: Pizza Patron started accepting Mexican pesos for payment.

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You must speak a foreign language to receive favor?

Dallas Pizza Patron accepting Mexican pesos for payment?

Oh yeah!

1 posted on 05/23/2012 11:31:05 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2

Is that even legal to accept pesos for payment? Wouldn’t they have to have some kind of banking/currency exchange license to do that?


2 posted on 05/23/2012 11:33:52 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: dragnet2

I am guessing Mexican pesos will accepted for those not speaking Spanish....Otherwise for Spanish speakers its free.

LOL!


3 posted on 05/23/2012 11:33:53 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
Pizza Patron

Nevvvver been there...

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4 posted on 05/23/2012 11:35:13 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: dragnet2
...the positive force of change...

What a catchy slogan.
5 posted on 05/23/2012 11:36:12 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: dragnet2
They've been accepting pesos for years. Their pizza sucks, btw. But it is ready “right now” just like Little Cesar's.
6 posted on 05/23/2012 11:36:41 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: dragnet2

As a form of protest, why don’t we gringos learn how to order a pizza in Spanish and order one on the promo day? Hit the company where it counts!


7 posted on 05/23/2012 11:37:01 AM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: NEMDF
Is that even legal to accept pesos for payment?

Oh sure, but only if ya don't speak Spanish...If ya speak Spanish, it's free, on the house!

The American tax payers are quite familier with this type of thing.

wow....

8 posted on 05/23/2012 11:37:07 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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9 posted on 05/23/2012 11:41:54 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: dragnet2

I really don’t have a problem with this, so long as the converse is also acceptable.


10 posted on 05/23/2012 11:42:58 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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To: Lazamataz

No, you must speak Spanish for favor and free Pizza. All others must pay.


11 posted on 05/23/2012 11:47:55 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
I think it's discrimination."

As long as they're a private company, I don't care.

I hope that ALL their customers speak Spanish and get a free pizza.

12 posted on 05/23/2012 11:48:54 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: dragnet2
I think it's discrimination."

As long as they're a private company, I don't care.

I hope that ALL their customers speak Spanish and get a free pizza.

13 posted on 05/23/2012 11:49:21 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: dragnet2

I’m not offended by any of this. They have selected a market niche and are appealing to that niche. There are hundreds of other pizza chains that cater to the English-speaking market so why be upset with one that wishes to cater to a Spanish-speaking market?

I realize that if an English-speaking chain pandered to English speakers like this that there would be protests and charges of discrimination but that isn’t the business’ fault - it’s the fault of leftist rabble-rousers.


14 posted on 05/23/2012 11:50:27 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
As long as they're a private company, I don't care.

All private companies get to do what the want in today's America, with no government intrusion whatsoever.

Isn't it wonderful!

15 posted on 05/23/2012 11:52:10 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Nice cheap way to get a lot of publicity. If it was my shop I’d give ‘em away free if you ordered in Latin. Make ‘em work for their free slice.


16 posted on 05/23/2012 11:53:20 AM PDT by Flashman_at_the_charge (I'd rather be a birther than a leg tingler!)
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To: OrangeHoof

I’m not bothered either. If I lived there I would porbably order a pizza in Spanish just to see how good it is. And FWIW, I live near the Canadian border and many businesses accept Canadian currency.


17 posted on 05/23/2012 11:54:50 AM PDT by stormer
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To: dragnet2

I don’t see the issue. This is a business decision to target a segment of the market.

When the government mandates that companies conduct business in any particular language, etc. then I will care.


18 posted on 05/23/2012 11:55:02 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: Flashman_at_the_charge

I’d place an order in Portuguese. It’s close enough,right?


19 posted on 05/23/2012 12:00:11 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: Flashman_at_the_charge

Volo unum magna pepperoni pizza


20 posted on 05/23/2012 12:01:39 PM PDT by stormer
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To: OrangeHoof

“”There are hundreds of other pizza chains that cater to the English-speaking market””

______________________________________________________

Really?

How many advertise they only cater to and give favor to English only customers?

Here is Pizza Hut’s Spanish website. Most the others do the same.

http://espanol.pizzahut.com/enes/?SiteElement=TopNav_En_Espanol


21 posted on 05/23/2012 12:02:47 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: NEMDF

Why would it and why should it be illegal to accept currency other than US dollars for goods and services?


22 posted on 05/23/2012 12:05:47 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Lazamataz

Agreed. But recall the deli owner who put up a “When ordering, speak English” sign. The left was outraged and the city was planning to investigate for discrimination. I don’t recall the particulars or if the investigation ever happened - I think it was an east coast city, year or two back. Maybe someone can pull up an old thread.


23 posted on 05/23/2012 12:09:43 PM PDT by jrp (AND)
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To: dragnet2
I tried these and didn't get one.

私は一ペパロニピザしたい
Я хочу одну пиццу пепперони

24 posted on 05/23/2012 12:14:48 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Never Argue With A LIBERAL...They Will Drag You Down To Their Level, Then Beat You With Experience!)
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To: dragnet2

Just start a rumor that ICE has tapped into the pizza place’s phone lines to help track down illegal immigrants. Problem solved.


25 posted on 05/23/2012 12:15:29 PM PDT by texson66 (In the words of Kent Brockman, "As for myself, I welcome our new commie overlords...")
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To: dragnet2

The only other language you should hear in a pizza place is ITALIAN!

Can I go in to a Chipotle, and ask: “Vorrei ordinare un burrito di pollo”??


26 posted on 05/23/2012 12:17:26 PM PDT by hawkeye101 (Ron Paul attacked every Republican in the 2012 race EXCEPT for Mitt Romney.)
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To: dragnet2

Bet they don’t take Canadian.


27 posted on 05/23/2012 12:17:40 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Proud European-American Honkey Cracker)
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To: stormer

Extra caseus?


28 posted on 05/23/2012 12:18:58 PM PDT by Flashman_at_the_charge (I'd rather be a birther than a leg tingler!)
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To: jrp; Lazamataz
June 6, 2006
Philly officials warn eatery for English-only sign

Follow up FYI…

The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations filed a discrimination complaint, arguing that Geno's violated the city's Fair Practices Ordinance, which prohibits discrimination in public accommodation, by "denying service to someone because of his or her national origin, and having printed material making certain groups of people feel their patronage is unwelcome.” Vento had previously said the signs are directed at the Mexican immigrants in the surrounding neighborhood.

Vento said that no one has been refused service for not speaking English, but said, "If I can't understand you, you might not get the sandwich you thought you ordered."

The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations found probable cause that the sign is discriminatory. The commission says the sign could make non-English-speakers feel unwelcome or discriminated against.

Vento enlisted the aid of the Southeastern Legal Foundation, a public-interest legal organization. In 2006 the Foundation had defended a bar owner cited by the Ohio Civil Rights Commission for a sign reading "For Service, Speak English." That case was settled when the owner removed the sign.


29 posted on 05/23/2012 12:20:48 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: dragnet2

Hay suficiente gente que puede pedir en espanol que Pizza Patron sufre mucho.


30 posted on 05/23/2012 12:24:20 PM PDT by Principled
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To: texson66
Just start a rumor that ICE has tapped into the pizza place’s phone lines to help track down illegal immigrants. Problem solved.

Wear a khaki shirt with a Border Patrol patch and go into order. Problem not solved......nobody there to take your order.

But bet it works great for faster service in hospital ER's.

31 posted on 05/23/2012 12:24:59 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Proud European-American Honkey Cracker)
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To: dragnet2
I wonder if anyone there has ever heard of "discrimination in a public accommodation?"

"In general, public accommodations discrimination happens when someone is denied access to the facilities or services of a business or other public place, including local and state government. It may happen when services are denied outright, such as when someone is refused admission. It may also happen when they are denied the same service others receive; for example, if they are charged a different price or offered less service."
32 posted on 05/23/2012 12:26:08 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: jrp
But recall the deli owner who put up a “When ordering, speak English” sign. The left was outraged and the city was planning to investigate for discrimination.

We were just talking about that. Multiple groups and the media came unglued. I believe it was in PA. I could be mistaken.

33 posted on 05/23/2012 12:26:10 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Bingo!!


34 posted on 05/23/2012 12:27:28 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Most tourist-oriented businesses here, in Canada, accept U.S. dollars as payment; but they are absolutely not allowed to give change in U.S. currency. Now that the two currencies are roughly at par, I believe that most businesses accept the U.S. dollar at par; and just accept the bank charges for the eventual currency exchange as a cost of doing business. Regardless, it’s usually best to use the currency of the host country & with ATMs, etc. it’s not a big effort to make.


35 posted on 05/23/2012 12:36:55 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Flashman_at_the_charge

Commodo tribuo mihi duos lubricus.


36 posted on 05/23/2012 12:39:35 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: dragnet2

“Me gustaría una gran pizza de pepperoni de forma gratuita, por favor”


37 posted on 05/23/2012 12:40:09 PM PDT by Kirkwood (It's not a lie. It's a composite.)
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To: Kirkwood

June 6, 2006
Philly officials warn eatery for English-only sign

Follow up FYI…

The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations filed a discrimination complaint, arguing that Geno’s violated the city’s Fair Practices Ordinance, which prohibits discrimination in public accommodation, by “denying service to someone because of his or her national origin, and having printed material making certain groups of people feel their patronage is unwelcome.” Vento had previously said the signs are directed at the Mexican immigrants in the surrounding neighborhood.

Vento said that no one has been refused service for not speaking English, but said, “If I can’t understand you, you might not get the sandwich you thought you ordered.”

The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations found probable cause that the sign is discriminatory. The commission says the sign could make non-English-speakers feel unwelcome or discriminated against.

Vento enlisted the aid of the Southeastern Legal Foundation, a public-interest legal organization. In 2006 the Foundation had defended a bar owner cited by the Ohio Civil Rights Commission for a sign reading “For Service, Speak English.” That case was settled when the owner removed the sign.


38 posted on 05/23/2012 12:42:01 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

I’m going to call them long distance and order catorce (14) pizzas con pepperoni, por favor.I don’t know much Spanish but I sure know enough to order pizzas in Spanish! Living 54 years in San Diego will do that.


39 posted on 05/23/2012 12:48:21 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: dragnet2
Working at Domino's in northern Colorao I had to learn Pizza Spanish.

The fun one is when you're on the road at a bad address. Call them. 'Bueno' 'Locasion su casa, por favor?'

And it's on the other side of town. They got 'street' and 'avenue' backwards.

40 posted on 05/23/2012 12:51:55 PM PDT by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: texson66

“Just start a rumor that ICE has tapped into the pizza place’s phone lines to help track down illegal immigrants. Problem solved”


Brilliant! I love it!


41 posted on 05/23/2012 12:52:04 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: texson66
Just start a rumor that ICE has tapped into the pizza place’s phone lines to help track down illegal immigrants. Problem solved.

CNN is reporting, the delivery people are part of an on-going multi-agency immigration task force operation.

42 posted on 05/23/2012 1:01:13 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

“As long as they’re a private company, I don’t care.
I hope that ALL their customers speak Spanish and get a free pizza....”

Me either. I’m a white boy but I am here in North Texas and I habla a little Espanol. I’m going to be eating me some free pizza soon....


43 posted on 05/23/2012 1:09:49 PM PDT by FAA
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To: NEMDF

Many businesses along the southern border accept pesos and others along the northern border accept Canadian money. Nothing new here and depending upon the exchange rate the profits can increase. Walmart, H-E-B, Circle K, etc.


44 posted on 05/23/2012 1:14:51 PM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: FAA
I’m a white boy but I am here in North Texas and I habla a little Espanol. I’m going to be eating me some free pizza soon.

Spanish speakers get all kinds of free stuff in Texas. Nothing new.

45 posted on 05/23/2012 1:38:25 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: FAA
I’m going to be eating me some free pizza soon.

I suspect it will be worth every penny.

46 posted on 05/23/2012 1:40:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dragnet2
Pizza Patron is Spanish for Br'er Rabbit... and sure enough, Freepers are lining up to throw him into the briar patch.
47 posted on 05/23/2012 1:47:11 PM PDT by Pilsner
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To: dragnet2

This is unreal. I once accidentally gave a Canadian dime to a store clerk in CA and she refused it.


48 posted on 05/23/2012 2:04:01 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: Pilsner

I have absolutely no idea what your talking about.


49 posted on 05/23/2012 2:05:51 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: FAA
and I habla a little Espanol.

Be careful how you pronounce "pizza" in Spanish. They may think you're a gay ranchero. :o)

50 posted on 05/23/2012 2:11:12 PM PDT by DeFault User
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