January 25, 2017, - 7:03 am

Where NOT To Eat: Is Your Fave Restaurant a “Sanctuary Restaurant”?

By Debbie Schlussel

Today, President Trump is expected to sign several executive orders tightening immigration (which I’ll address in a separate post). In response, restaurants across the country have responded by declaring themselves “sanctuary restaurants,” which will continue to knowingly employ, shield, and otherwise illegally harbor illegal aliens in violation of federal immigration law.

Announced Friday, several restaurants across the country said they will band together to use their restaurants and the legal system to violate the Immigration and National Act and other federal immigration laws.

Several nonprofits launched an initiative called “Sanctuary Restaurants,” formed to protect restaurant workers of all creeds, sexual orientation and immigration status from any policies from the incoming Trump administration which may threaten their wellbeing.

A collaborative project between Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) and social justice and Latinx organization Presente.org, Sanctuary Restaurants is a website that provides resources for restaurant workers, employers and consumers.

More than 50 restaurant owners have enlisted to be members, spokespeople for Restaurant Sanctuary said in an email. This means they “do not allow harassment of any individual based on nationality, refugee status, race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation,” the site notes. Restaurants owners and staff can swap strategies for protecting workers from harassment, and they can display a placard that shows they’re aligned with the initiative.

On the Restaurant Sanctuary website, workers can find information about what to do if an employer asks about immigration status or if they experience an immigration raid at home. There’s also a hotline for workers or restaurants to get support if they encounter “hate, harassment or discrimination.” Restaurant workers can print out a “My Rights Card” and physically present it to anyone who questions their rights. As of now, the resources on Sanctuary Restaurant are only available in English.

Awww, it’s only in English. Imagine that. How “uninclusive” of them!

So, is your favorite restaurant among these lawbreaking food purveyors? While the Restaurant Sanctuary folks claim they have at least 50 restaurants nationwide participating, fewer than that number are listed on the website. Check here to see if the restaurant you frequent is one of them.

In Southeastern Michigan (where I live), COLORS, the Russell Street Deli, and all of the Zingerman’s restaurants are part of this movement. Note that Zingerman’s is the overpriced deli where Barack Obama ate a gazillion-dollar sandwich and pimped his plan to raise the minimum wage to the point where every restaurant will be unaffordable to the average American. No surprise that Zingerman’s is a declared lawbreaker and harborer of illegals. (The Zingerman’s establishments can afford to take this stance because they are located in whacked out Ann Arbor, which my late father used to call “Moscow on the Huron,” when I was a student there at the University of Michigan. He later said that he should apologize to Moscow for the insult, since even Moscow threw off its Communist bonds and became more democratic, sane, and truly liberal, but Ann Arbor just grew more insane.)

I’d like to see Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)–now busy wasting money on expensive gyms and gym memberships–raiding these restaurants and showing them that Trump means business. Signing orders is one thing. Showing declared lawbreakers they won’t get away with enabling the invasion of our borders is another.

If your favorite restaurant is not on the list, make sure you ask that it not join this silly movement of restaurants endangering our national security. (And make sure to tell the restaurant owners that you will no longer patronize the place if they support anything like this.) As I’ve noted on this site, a Muslim-owned pizza shop in Maryland was harboring and employing Muslim illegal aliens and had ties to terrorism.

Can you imagine an American restaurant declaring during World War II that it would harbor Nazis?

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31 Responses

Thank you for the list, Debbie. I can’t afford to eat out, and don’t like to even if I did have the money. And if I ever do have the money, even if it’s about a slice of pizza, I’ll pass the place right by if I find out they’re on this list.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on January 25, 2017 at 8:31 am

There is a restaurant – more specifically, a diner – in NYC that I frequent every now and then. Because stuff like this gets around on the web, and I have no intention of giving this subversive group any ideas (gee, wonder if George Soros has a hand in funding this outfit), I wish not to disclose its name.

ConcernedPatriot on January 25, 2017 at 9:37 am

Hi Dear Debbie thank you so much for the info i eat at McDonald and Burger king at least once a week.God bless you Dear Debbie, God bless America,God bless Israel.! very sincerlly yours Tirdad G.

TIRDAD GHARIB on January 25, 2017 at 10:20 am

Something else to look for at the front of a restaurant is a square E which is a fork in the diagonal that is sharia complaint. You will not find any pork products there.

Ed Sunderland on January 25, 2017 at 10:21 am

I don’t think Trump’s executive orders go as far as I would like but he’s ended the Obama Era contempt for the safety of the American people.

The President believes in enforcing our immigration laws. This is what he promised his supporters on the campaign trail.

Muslims should not be brought to our shores and illegals who harm Americans should be deported.

Its a matter of common sense and national security.

NormanF on January 25, 2017 at 10:35 am

    At the very least, he has changed the direction of our immigration policy. We will no longer show more empathy for illegal aliens than for people who are here legally hopefully.

    Worry01 on January 25, 2017 at 6:25 pm

Sanctuary Restaurants ironically just queered the pitch for any illegals they’ve hired. Since ICE is now under Trump, rather than Obama, they can very easily start w/ this list to get to the most obvious targets

I also like how he’s turned the spotlight on Rahm Emmanuel and Chicago, after the latter stupidly lectured him about his PR practices. Next thing, I hope he signs Kate’s Law and goes aggressively after sanctuary cities as well

Infidel on January 25, 2017 at 11:44 am

Most places I go to, I check whether they have pork dishes on the menu. That’s enough to tell me that it’s unlikely that Muslims work there. I know it wouldn’t work if one is Jewish, but other than that, it’s a good filter

Infidel on January 25, 2017 at 11:52 am

Michigan, Minneapolis, New York, what a shock.

Gary Sack on January 25, 2017 at 11:59 am

Great piece. ROC, by the way, is a thinly-veiled front group for the UNITE HERE labor union. Organized labor is in the tank big time for illegal immigration. I remember Debbie publishing an article some years ago about a Muslim-owned IHOP franchisee in the Midwest. What’s the future of Jihad Pancakes now that the restaurant industry supports sanctuary cities?

Primetime on January 25, 2017 at 12:04 pm

Dear Debbie Good day!!I forgot to say this! once in a while i only go to restaurants that i know well and that i know they Love and Respect America and Love and Respect Israel!Please feel free to share my comment underneath Tirdad Gharib on Google USA America! Thank you so much Dear Debbie!God bless America!God Bless Israel Tirdad Gharib.

TIRDAD GHARIB on January 25, 2017 at 12:07 pm

I do wonder why so many cities and organizations push so hard for illegal immigrants.. they should be pushing to hire Americans.

mindy1 on January 25, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Because mindy1 most of these cities and organizations are run by brain dead leftist democrats i.e. Chicago. As such they can be cheap and pay them “under the table”. Also as a plus they can get them to vote sometimes multiple times for said leftist democrats.

    Ken B on January 25, 2017 at 2:48 pm

Note McDonalds pimping “Arabica” coffee, an unfortunate ill-chosen name given to a coffee stolen by invading muslims as they decimated Ethiopia in their march through that country. Nothing like a cup of Joe in the morning with “Arabica” advertised on it to remind you about the murder, killing, kidnapping raping and subjugation by invading muslim armies. And then there are often the young Black persons behind the counter unaware that the “Arabica” coffee that they are selling is named after the religion and its followers who are responsible both as the underlying cause for making their people slaves and for brainwashing many of them into becoming its followers. When the rest of Christian Europe had abandoned the slave trade, Spain and Portugal were still practicing it because they had lived for four centuries under islamic occupation, and the followers of islam were practitioners of the slave trade par-excellence from islam’s beginnings.

Sources such as wiki-brainwash-pedia would have you believe the muslims are solely responsible for coffee in this world and its starting in southeastern Ethiopia. I find that postings (I won’t call them research) in wikipedia are at times an excellent source of identifying what is likely not the truth and to thereby point you in the opposite direction.

Try the following search. “coffee northeastern ethiopia” and then see “Regions of Note for Single Origin Coffees in Africa: Ethiopia”. Do you really think the muslims didn’t uproot and leave behind the coffee plants in the northeastern area of the country in their invasion? And yes, based on topography and religious demographics of the time, I had other reasons to look at the northeast as a prime area for both invasion, and now the obfuscation of the true history by those who re-write it.

Phil Lipofsky on January 25, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Good afternoon Debbie. I was going to check your list but for some oddball reason it’s being blocked by my government computer here at work. I’ll have to check it later when I get home. Speaking of home I have teenaged boys so I’m being eaten out of house and home…LOL! As such going out to eat is a treat and a family affair. That means I cannot and will not waste my hard earned money on ANY restaurant that harbors illegal alien dirt bags. If that makes the leftist snowflakes get their pink knit dunce caps in a twist then tough cookies.

Ken B on January 25, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    “pink knit dunce caps”


    DS_ROCKS! on January 25, 2017 at 2:02 pm

There is another reason not to eat at Sanctuary Restaurants, namely for health considerations.

Illegal aliens have all kinds of diseases, many of which we though were eradicated. Some of these diseases obviously can be passed along with food.

Also, many illegal aliens are not sanitary. All of us have seen those washroom signs instructing people the steps they need to take washing their hands. This is what we have come to.

Little Al on January 25, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Timely article, Debbie! Restaurant owners would be wise to post the e-Verify sticker in the window, assuring us they hire people who can legally work.

God bless,
Julianna in Maryland

Julianna in Maryland on January 25, 2017 at 4:44 pm

Since I live in New York, NY (Queens to be precise), I will check out which restaurants are so-called “sanctuary” restaurants so I won’t be doing any degree of business with them, and yes whichever restaurant is going along with this philosophic ought to be investigated for what they’re doing of violating American immigration laws and American immigration codes as well.

And I’m so glad that President Trump thus far is living up to his rhetorical policy-argumentation that he proclaimed back during the primaries and campaigns against Ms. Clinton, instead of being our typical politician of doing a “180”!

Sean R. on January 25, 2017 at 4:45 pm

The stupidity of the Left is unsurpassed. Referring to a previous poster they are definitely setting up these illegals for deportation by announcing their work sites. Let’s get landlords into this movement so the authorities can identify where they live as well!

Dr. Bob on January 25, 2017 at 5:09 pm

Liberals are free to pick and chose what laws they wish to live under, but let anybody violate a law that liberals like and suddenly they become the perfect law & order citizen.

Steve G on January 25, 2017 at 5:56 pm

“Moscow on the Huron”, priceless! Your dad was the best.
Thanks for publishing this. Now we know what restaurants to avoid.

Michelle P. on January 25, 2017 at 5:58 pm

Thank you for putting this information in one convenient place. “Sanctuary Restaurants”, as you have suggested, should be the first places raided by ICE. These entities have made it clear that they have and will continue to break federal immigration and employment laws. Also, it is clear that “Sanctuary Restaurants” really just want to make a virtue out of not hiring legal residents and citizens whom they would have to pay more.

Worry01 on January 25, 2017 at 6:13 pm

In a broader sense though, the lunacy of Sanctuary Restaurants is part of the utopian silliness that has existed among leftists for many years.

Recent examples are the ‘nuclear free zones’ that were common among religious institutions during the 80s, especially in large cities, the ‘gun-free’ zones that are plaguing so many locations today, especially those that are non-profit and do not feel any responsibility to those who keep them going.

We had the hippie communes in the 1960s. The personal becomes policy.

Little Al on January 25, 2017 at 7:38 pm


Please keep posting the IDs of these “sanctuary ” clowns and businesses

Also, please ID any known halal only operations masquerading as everyday American eateries.

Borut on January 25, 2017 at 11:40 pm

Of those proclaiming themselves to be “sanctuary restaurants,” how many of them have also appeased LGBT supremacists in terms of “transgender bathrooms” (the precedent for which was set a decade ago when several states, localities, school districts, universities, colleges and airports caved to Muslim demands that footbaths be installed in all public bathrooms on the taxpayers’ dime). Remember, a political elite that seeks to put men into women’s bathrooms, showers, locker rooms and changing rooms, are the same ones who have been overrunning many communities with Muslim “migrants” without the consent of those communities, and with no advance notice aforehand.

Concerned Patriot on January 26, 2017 at 3:56 am

Yesterday I had to post and run, and didn’t get back to the house I’m currently staying at until 2 a.m. Up and getting ready to work, but I wanted to say something else.

I DID have a chance to note the names of the places that were on the NYC list Debbie posted. I also noted the addresses and neighborhoods. I know the locales those restaurants are in. These neighborhoods are among the MOST left wing areas of NYC.

The areas these restaurants are located in are FILLED with people who actually believe that Ashley Judd is The Cat’s Meow, that Madonna and Barbra Streisand should be a Presidential ticket, and that Gloria Steinem should be Secretary of State, with Rosie O’Donnell as The Chairman of The Joint Chiefs. I mean that sincerely.

This list is going to grow. I really don’t like eating out, and the more I learn how to cook really well, the less inclined I am to eat out, even to go for pizza. You can eat a LOT cheaper at home, and make fare that will rival the flavor of anything you can get in any restaurant.

This propensity we have for getting take out orders, deliveries, or thinking that dining out is the greatest thing is something that has mystified me for the longest time. It’s expensive and unnecessary.

Eating at home alone, or with loved ones, is a great experience, and there’s no substitute for the satisfaction of a meal well done when you learn how to cook. I have to pass through and work in some of those neighborhoods, and also have friends who frequent such places, and espouse the same philosophies as the proprietors and employees, but I DON’T have to patronize those establishments. As someone who doesn’t eat out and can’t afford to, even if I could, . . .

I’d just save my money and spend it on some fine craft beer instead. Don’t poison your body or contribute to those poisoning our society. Eat at home, or at the home of friends and relatives. Encourage each other to build and enjoy meals together. Cooking is fun and you save lots of money.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on January 26, 2017 at 11:02 am

Debbie long time reader. The ICE Agents and Officers do already have (like many federal agencies) a taxpayer funded gym at HQ. We and the Border Patrol have an approved physical fitness program. The theory is safety through being fit. Look at what these crazies do to the police in the marches. Resistance against immigration enforcement is already being promised so I’d say it’s fair to keep training.

They also leased offsite gyms before our new HQ. These things and new leases, cars, guns / ammo and so forth will be required to have 10k more staff. Same deal with the BP. To me the biggest thing to watch is the background check contract (which also would need more resources) so that we hire loyal and qualified people.

06_Reader on January 26, 2017 at 8:44 pm

Good news: Governor Sanctuary himself, Jerry Brown, within days of President’s Trump’s inauguration, was diagnosed with cancer. I was praying for a devastating stroke, but I’ll settle for cancer. His AG is next, then Pelosi, then the Soros kids. All in California. Really guys and gals, the thing to do is take a tip from India which has seen the results of Islamic invasions starting 500 years ago. Their message to Muslims on 9/11? They burned Islamic villages to the ground. Sorry, it’s the only way to cut this deadly Islamic viral infection… you’ll see …just don’t let it take 500 years. It’s going to be ugly, but that seems to be what it takes. That’s how you get America back after 8 years of Caliphate insurgency in the White House.

NoMoreMB on January 29, 2017 at 10:30 pm

So I notice these restaurants are pretty much in liberal bastions, areas that I never enter nor patronize anyways, but will make sure all my anti liberal friends know of their perfidy. Let’s see how long they’re sanctuary restaurants when no one is going to eat at them anymore. And why are they sanctuary restaurants anyways you might ask? Why, the illegals are where they get their cheap cheap labor! And the poor dumb illegals actually are suffering under the delusion that the sanctuary restaurants are their friends when they are truly the enemy and just want to exploit cheap labor. That’s pretty much as low as one can get….yet the libbers like to blame the conservatives for being greedy and exploitative! Ah, nothing so intolerant as a tolerant liberal!

Sofa king on February 4, 2017 at 7:14 am

Please keep the list updated so my friends and I know where not to eat. Any company or organization or city that refuses to respect our borders I would be happy to see them shut down.

Trey Long on March 18, 2017 at 12:07 pm

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