The owner of Illinois pizza restaurant sends vulgar message to governor amid coronavirus closures
The owner of the Rosati’s franchise in Taylorville sent a simple but vulgar message to Illinois Governor in the wake of the recently issued orders for bars and restaurants to close their rooms and serve only takeout or delivery.
Rosati’s is a chain of pizza restaurants with over 200 locations across the country.
Peggy Brandon, who runs the place in Taylorville, made a spray-painted banner with the message that reads, “Gov. Pritzker — screw you.” The banner is easy to see because it had 12-by-3 foot size and it was placed in the window of the restaurant.
Brandon admitted that she made it by herself because “he had no business shutting my business down.”
However, the owner can’t tell what waits for her business in the future.
"I just don't know I couldn't tell you if we'll make it. But I doubt it," she said.
Unluckily for Brandon, Rosati’s terminated its franchise agreement with her after the message caught their attention. The spokesman for Rosati’s said in the statement:
"We stand with the Illinois Restaurant Association and the Governor in this difficult decision; we must work together and take extraordinary measures to halt the spread of COVID-19."