Re: Aztlan Achieves A New Milestone
- From: "Bob Cooper" <rcooper1@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 21:03:07 -0500
"Mitch" <mitch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Thu, 11 Jan 2007 19:11:35 -0500, "Bob Cooper" <rcooper1@xxxxxxx>5.html
"Buddy III" <buddy_Al_Irani@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:eo6gh4$kah$1@xxxxxxxxxxx
Dallas-Based Food Chain to Accept Mexican Pesos
"We want to be a convenient place for them to spend their pesos."
Starting Monday, patrons of the Dallas-based Pizza Patrón chain, which
caters heavily to Latinos, will be able to purchase American pizzas with
Restaurant experts and economists said they knew of no other food chain
with locations so far from the Mexican border offering such a service.
"We're trying to reach out to our core customer," Antonio Swad,
president of Pizza Patrón Inc., said Friday.
"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."
Under the program - which is set to end in late February but may be
extended - the chain's 59 stores will take peso bills only, not coins.
Using cards listing the conversion calculations, cashiers will enter the
figure in U.S. dollars into the cash register and give the change in
Mr. Swad said some franchisees have made arrangements with their banks
to handle the currency.
All other franchisees can send the pesos to the corporate headquarters,
which will go to a third party to handle the conversion.
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Viva Zapata! LOL.
This pizza guy is smart. He's making an extra 10% or so by taking the
Pesos at a favorable rate.
I kind of figured that. Viva el capitalismo!
So, we have Spanish-speaking customers at an American restaurant
buying Italian food with Mexican money. Hallelujah! It's a multiculturalist's
Little hard to see what it has to do with Islam, though, isn't it?
People are making too much of this. I work
with businesses almost every day here who take Pesos right along the
border with no problems. Of course, if the government did its job,
there might not be any customers! :)
Sadly, the government has not been doing its job, and I see little reason to
believe it will start doing it.