Scribbled on the sign was a swastika and phrases like “You just got your last peso from me” and “Build the wall.”
“I hope the people that did put that just choose not to come back,” Hadden said.
The restaurant manager said he closed in order to show what the immigrants who work for him mean to the country.
“We didn’t really expect that reaction,” Hector Ibanez said. “It’s sad that people think that kind of thing about us, but it’s part of this country. It’s free speech.”
Customers who support President Donald Trump’s immigration policies said the messages went too far.
“I thinks it's mighty little of the people that did it,” Lemuel Verner said.
By Friday night, the hateful messages were replaced with customers’ messages of love.
“I think it’s wonderful. We love them,” Ibanez said.