Restaurant owner expands “White Appreciation Day”

(KUSA) The Hispanic owner who plans to hold “White Appreciation Day” at his Colorado barbecue restaurant now says a 10 percent discount will extend to all customers regardless of race if they ask for the discount.

Last week Edgar Antillon, the owner of Rubbin Buttz BBQ, was asked if a black customer would get a discount when he announced the promotion.

“No,” Antillon said. “I wouldn’t get a discount. Even if I came in, I wouldn’t get a discount.”

But by Sunday, he had changed his description of the June 11 event.

“We’re not backtracking, we’re not clarifying anything, this was the intention from the beginning,” Antillon said.

Antillon says Friday someone called in a bomb threat directed at Rubbin Buttz, and the restaurant was evacuated. Over the weekend, “White Appreciation Day” was trending on Twitter.

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