Illegal Pete’s owner says he won’t change the name

LOL at this pc bull shite...

Illegal Pete’s owner says he won’t change the name of his restaurant

The owner of a Denver Mexican restaurant chain says he won’t change the name of his eatery despite calls from community members who charge its meaning is offensive to illegal immigrants.

"I will not change the name of our company," Illegal Pete’s owner Pete Turner wrote in a lengthy letter on the company’s blog detailing its 20-year history.

Although Turner writes that he “appreciates” those who took the time to voice their concerns, he stands by the name and goes on to discuss what the word illegal means to him.

“When it came to the name Illegal Pete’s, I settled on the name of a bar in a novel. The name resonated with me for the obvious reason that my name is Pete, but of equal importance, it was my father’s name.”

Turner says Illegal Pete’s refers to Turner’s father’s reputation as a “good-natured hell raiser” and was not meant to imply anything political.

Last month, local organizers from Fort Collins, Colorado, made up of CSU and Front Range students, professors and instructors, met with Turner and voiced their concerns, stating that the word "illegal" has a social context that makes it inappropriate for use when describing a person, reports KDVR.

We Are Not Illegal, who organized last month's meeting, said Thursday morning that they were disappointed by Turner’s response.

"Rather than responding to the group's concerns, Turner chose to spend six pages enumerating the things he has done for the community and his track record as an employer, things that the group never called into question," they wrote.

Despite concerns, Turner continues to state that he will not be changing the name on his front door. Milton Guevara, a general manager of an Illegal Pete’s in Boulder, stands by his employers decision.

“I’m Hispanic, and I’m very proud to be,” Guevara, told KDVR. “People come to us because they love our food … The name doesn’t mean anything.”

Illegal Pete’s seventh Colorado location is scheduled to open on Nov. 13

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/11/07/restaurant-owner-wont-change-controversial-name/?intcmp=HPBucket#

Fucking PC faggots.....wait, how is this even a PC issue? The guy explained the origin of the name for petes sake. Phone Post

Jesus Christ when will people learn to shut up and leave each other the hell alone? Just eat the damned food and go fuck yaself.

Why hasn't this group gone after Mexican restaurants that have "Burrito Mojado" on their menu?


Mojado is far worse than Illegal.

Nah just gringos will be targeted , cause they're more offensive to uppity college students and bored housewives

...then don't Fucking eat there. Phone Post 3.0

Don't like the name, don't eat there.

TheHoarseWhisperer -


Jesus Christ when will people learn to shut up and leave each other the hell alone? Just eat the damned food and go fuck yaself.

This. People get so Butt hurt over pc bullwhip far too often. Usually it's them taking it incorrectly anyways Phone Post 3.0

illegal is the new nigger

Illegal Petes > Chipotle Phone Post 3.0

Change it to immigrant jims's
Or Mexican manny Phone Post 3.0

TheHoarseWhisperer - 


Jesus Christ when will people learn to shut up and leave each other the hell alone? Just eat the damned food and go fuck yaself.


Do they want him to change it to "Undocumented Pete's"?

LOL@ the PC police saying that the name is insensitive. There was no racial basis to the name but guess who "saw" race in it? The PC police. Phone Post 3.0

Al Cappucino - Fucking PC faggots.....wait, how is this even a PC issue? The guy explained the origin of the name for petes sake. Phone Post
Well played sir. Well played. Phone Post 3.0

Samoa - Do they want him to change it to "Undocumented Pete's"?

LOL@ the PC police saying that the name is insensitive. There was no racial basis to the name but guess who "saw" race in it? The PC police. Phone Post 3.0
This

Bored attention whores with nothing better to do. I'm sure their parents are so proud of what they're protesting against and the day to day struggle they endure. Phone Post 3.0

College students and their professors gonna college. Phone Post 3.0

If the cooks in the kitchen are ok with it and they work there than who cares. Phone Post 3.0

It's like you have to know the future. In 20 years, some group may become identified by a name you chose in the past. Wtf? No different from Redskins. That shit wasn't politically incorrect when the team was founded and neither was the term "illegal." Must we concern ourselves with names that may become offensive in the future? Phone Post 3.0

gorillagrappling - It's like you have to know the future. In 20 years, some group may become identified by a name you chose in the past. Wtf? No different from Redskins. That shit wasn't politically incorrect when the team was founded and neither was the term "illegal." Must we concern ourselves with names that may become offensive in the future? Phone Post 3.0
I see the Redskins concept different. Illegal is a legal status term. I'm not saying that I agree with forcing a name change of the Football team but I see these two issues as different. Phone Post 3.0

This story will probably give him a bunch of business. Phone Post 3.0