Thursday, March 20, 2008

'Speak English' sign at Philly cheesesteak joint ruled legal

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If you ever find yourself at Geno's Steaks in Philadelphia (as We often did many years ago), you might be in for a political fight if you order a carne asada con queso or le bifteck avec fromage.
The city's human relations commission has ruled that a "speak English when ordering" sign does not discriminate against people who don't speak the language.
Proprietor Joey Vento argued that the sign at his South Philly cheesesteak stand was a political statement and that no one was ever denied service. He called it "a good victory."
"The bottom line is that I didn't do anything wrong," Vento, 68, told The Philadelphia Inquirer.
"They made me famous throughout the world," Vento said from his home in New Jersey. "I'm way ahead of the game. I became a hero. I've got to thank them for that."
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