It was bound to happen eventually.
There are countless buildings and businesses named after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, from towers and hotels to golf clubs and casinos. But a Texas couple has taken it a step further, renaming their restaurant in Bellville after Trump with just eight days left until the general election.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Sue and Eddie Hawa changed the name of Bellville Cafe to Trump Cafe on Thursday to show their support for the candidate.
“He loves America and we hope he will be president,” Sue Hawa told the Chronicle.
The cafe has gotten a mixed reaction from local patrons. Once Facebook user wrote, “I haven’t eaten here before, but I will now!” Another wrote, “Have eaten here several times and always promoted it to send business to keep it open. BUT, those days are over !! I guess no one ever told the owner you don’t mix a service oriented business with religion or politics ’cause you are bound to offend someone. And in a small town like Bellville where this business has not had much success he would want to have as many people eat there as possible. I think he has no idea how many he has offended by naming a restaurant after a psychotic sexual predator.”
According to Eater Houston, the new Trump Cafe will offer a different menu than Bellville Cafe, which served traditional French food. Eater reported Trump Cafe will serve “American, Trump-themed” food.
Although Trump leads Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in Texas by at least three points in a University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll and a Crosswind/Austin American-Statesman poll puts Trump ahead of Clinton by seven points, FiveThirtyEight says Clinton has a 76.1 percent chance of winning the presidency next week.
If Trump loses the election, the owners of Trump Cafe said their restaurant will still keep its new name.