California Deli Owner Offered Free Food To People Who Said, 'Send Her Back'

A California deli owner offered a free side meal to any customers who said, 'Send her back'

Clayton, CA - A California deli owner offered a free side meal to customers who said, “Send her back,” a reference to a chant made by people attending a recent President Donald Trump rally.

According to the Washington Post, John Canesa owns Canesa’s Brooklyn Heros and posted on Facebook on July 19: “Meatballs made with beef today incase [sic] we offend any of our overly sensitive pork haters!! Free side when you say send her back! #canesasbrooklynheroes.”

After Canesa says he received threats, the posts were either removed or made private, according to the Washington Post.

Customers were lining up at the restaurant to show their support for Canesa’s business, the Washington Post reported.

Canesa responded to one commenter that he had given away 65 free side meals, according to Yahoo.

"Come and get it we are about to sell out," Canesa wrote, according to Yahoo. "I have to post more often!"

Tuija Catalano, the mayor of Clayton, condemned Canesa on her own Facebook page.

According to Yahoo, Catalano posted on Facebook: "I am very saddened to have seen a FB post by the owner of local deli this morning. We all have rights to our own political, religious, and other opinions. We all have a right to post about them too. However, there is no place in our community for hatred and bigotry. When hateful comments are being promoted as part of a local business, they reflect on our community's reputation. As an elected official, who is also a woman and foreign-born, I personally find a comment about sending anyone back over their political opinions unacceptable."

KTVU reporter Sara Zendehnam posted on Twitter that the restaurant was closed July 20 and that Canesa told her that he’s a father of three children and has to deal with threats after the post was made.

Comments (27)
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LEO0301
LEO0301

Democrats aren't afraid to seek revenge when they feel slighted but they're usually wearing a mask.

JBo
JBo

"We all have rights to our own political, religious, and other opinions."

Ummmm...unless you're a deli owner?

StandsWithPolice
StandsWithPolice

Unless your not a Democrat/Liberal mental defect then your opinions don't count she should have finished her useless rant with.

Goodguys
Goodguys

So nice to see there’s still some sanity in CA. I’d eat there for a week if it was nearby..

Death threats from the libs.. Soy boys in person, fearless keyboard commandos over the internet.

jakki taylor
jakki taylor

Proud of the deli owner; piss on the Snowflake mayor--who maybe SHOULD go back

61mouse
61mouse

Block the mayor

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Hey your store, do what you want.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

This is America! Of course, you're NOT entitled to your own opinion unless you're: a democrat, liberal, wearing a mask, politician from Commiefornia, Transgender, gay, bisexual, lesbian, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Black Lives Matter or any member of CAIR who we should have kicked out of this country long ago. Yes America, there's no room for hatred or bigotry of any kind here alright!

Propolice
Propolice

Great to hear Americans are fighting back against antiAmerican liberal idiots. Kudos to this Deli owner and hope to see more of the same! SEND HER BACK!

Cartgal
Cartgal

I hope his business thrives!!

unholyone
unholyone

I'm still trying to figure out what is racist about "send her back." If a white guy(s)(whatever that means) said the things these four idiots to whom Trump referred, would Trump's response still be racist?

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

I have a problem with the mayor's comments. He is entitled to his opinion, to say and write what he wants, and to run his business as he sees fit. He said nothing with hatred, or bigotry. He should tell the mayor to pound sand!

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

So where were hear "hating bigotry" comments when members of "The Squad" were actually making them????

Lochemet
Lochemet

"However, there is no place in our community for hatred and bigotry."

Really? But it's okay for America-hating congress people to spew hatred, bigotry, anarchistic speech; to disrespect the President of the United States - the country these squad members supposedly represent (that in itself is a joke). Most Americans who are true patriots and truly love their country would love to see these disrespectful and hateful squad members (and squad supporters) be sent somewhere, anywhere. Just get them out of our American congress and let them spew their hate in some other arena.

EMarie
EMarie

SEND HER BACK!!!

PritzkerSucks
PritzkerSucks

Absolutely support both the restaurant owner and his opinion.

TexasPat
TexasPat

Does the Deli owner deliver to Ft Worth, TX? Keep America Great!

Les_gpt
Les_gpt

He tried to tell a citizen she has no right to be here. Karma is a bad bitch!! HATE BREEDS HATE. He had no problem fanning bogotry's flames so he should not be crying because it has gotten hot for his family. It proves MOST RACIST BIGOTS ARE COWARDS!!