One restaurant chain in Texas is warning customers that it may offend them by being too "politically incorrect" this holiday season.
"I just got tired of all the news of everybody having to be politically correct," Berryhill Baja Grill CEO Jeff Anon told ABC News.
The chain restaurant posted signs outside its nine Texas locations about two weeks ago that read, "Notice: This store is politically incorrect. We say 'Merry Christmas,' 'God bless America.' We salute our flag and give thanks to our troops, police officers and firefighters. If this offends you, you are welcome to leave. In God we trust.
Anon said the last straw for him was the criticism that erupted in social media last month over Starbucks' red holiday-themed Christmas cups.
"There’s nothing wrong with saying 'Merry Christmas' in lieu of 'Happy Holidays.' When people say 'Merry Christmas,' they’re being nice," Anon said, adding that he's Jewish. "They’re not trying to be politically incorrect or have religious beliefs."
The restaurants have been decorated with festive holiday decor, including Hanukkah decorations. Anon said that for every negative response to the signs, there are "hundreds" of positive ones.
"The outpouring of support has been absolutely terrific. We’re actually getting a lot of requests from people to get the sign," he said. "Some people say you shouldn’t take religion into the workplace. We’re not trying to bring religion into the workplace. It has nothing to do with religion. It’s the spirit of the holidays."