**Jan. 12, 2007, 12:52AM** **Pizza chain under fire for letting customers pay with pesos** By JEFF CARLTON Associated Press
DALLAS — The death threats and hate mail poured in almost as soon as the pizza chain’s new promotion rolled out: accepting Mexican pesos as well as U.S. currency as payment.
“This is the United States of America, not the United States of Mexico,” one e-mail read. “Quit catering to the damn illegal Mexicans,” demanded another.
Dallas-based Pizza Patron said it was not trying to inject itself into a larger political debate about illegal immigration when it posted signs this week saying “Aceptamos pesos” — or “We accept pesos” — at its 59 stores across Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada and California.
Pizza Patron spokesman Andy Gamm said the company was just trying to sell more pizza to its customers, 60 percent of whom are Hispanic.
How many pesos do illegals bring with them? Isn’t their whole goal to get dollars and send them home?
And I wonder what kind of exchange rate Pizza Patron gives their peos-paying customers?