Colorado restaurant Rubbin' Buttz BBQ — which recently made headlines for planning to offer white customers a discount — is now extending that deal to all diners. Last week, the hispanic owners of the restaurant announced that they planned to hold "White Appreciation Day" in June wherein white customers would receive a 10 percent discount. Unsurprisingly, the restaurant received a lot of backlash, but owner Edgar Antillon defended his decision even as Rubbin' Buttz BBQ received bomb threats.
Now, according to NBC News, Antillon has changed the event "to include a discount for everyone," regardless of race. All they have to do is ask for the savings deal on June 11. There is no word on whether or not the event has been renamed to something more inclusive as well.
Antillon previously defended his decision by arguing, "We have a whole month for Black History Month... We have a whole month for Hispanic Heritage Month, so we thought the least we could do was offer one day to appreciate white Americans." Over the weekend, Antillon noted that "he's trying to celebrate all Americas, and honor the United States' history as a melting pot." KUSA reports that even though he changed the discount to be all inclusive, Antillon believes that he is not "backtracking" because from the start, the day was intended "to bring people together." Watch the local news story below: