Texas-Based Pizza Chain Under Fire For Accepting Pesos

Dallas (AP) -- A Texas-based pizza chain is under fire for offering to accept Mexican Pesos.

Pizza Patron has been hit with death threats and hate mail since posting signs this week in its 59 stores that say the currency is accepted. The chain has stores in Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada and California.

A Pizza Patron spokesman says the company was just trying to sell more pizza to its customers, 60 percent of whom are Hispanic.

Wal-Mart and other American businesses in towns along the Mexican border also accept Pesos.

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