Arizona Latino Group Protests Name of 'Illegal Pete's' Restaurant Chain
Mexican restaurant chain "Illegal Pete's" is under fire yet again for its controversial name, this time the protest is coming from the University of Arizona's Chicano student organization M.E.Ch.A.
The Arizona Daily Star reports that the group sent a petition to Pete Turner, founder of the Colorado chain, to change the name, saying that it's offensive to Hispanics. Their change.org petition is less than 100 supporters away from reaching their 1,500 signature goal.
"To you, "illegal" is a playful and meaningless descriptor that gives your restaurant a memorable name; it creates a "clever" brand," the petition reads, "We are here to tell you that no longer will you be able to claim blissful ignorance and profit from racism."