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A restaurant in Bellville, Texas changed its name to Trump Cafe.

A Texas restaurant changed its name to Trump Cafe. Meet the owner, a Muslim immigrant.


A Texas restaurant changed its name to Trump Cafe. Meet the owner, a Muslim immigrant.

WATCH  | About two hours east of Austin, Texas is a small, 4,000-person town called Bellville. Smack dab in the city center is Trump Cafe. Yep, a restaurant dedicated to all things Donald Trump. 

I love Mr. Trump and I am supporting Republicans in this country.
Eddie Hawa, owner of Trump Cafe

Up until a week ago, the restaurant was Bellville Cafe, but owner Eddie Hawa swapped it just in time for the election. 

Everybody says good things and bad things but that doesn't mean that he is a bad person.
Eddie Hawa

The staff overhauled the entire menu and now have numerous Trump-themed items, like a Trump Burger, Trump Meatloaf and a Trump Salad.

Hawa is a Muslim and an immigrant from Jerusalem. Despite the rhetoric during this election surrounding Muslims, he doesn’t hold it against Trump.

Mixed messages from the staff

The day we visited, the restaurant was staffed with mostly minorities. 

When speaking to a couple of the employees, we asked who they were going to vote for. 

One waiter said she couldn’t vote because she is an undocumented immigrant. 

Some have traveled from as far as California to eat at the diner.

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Some reacted negatively to the name change.

Some others bashed the decision.

Even if I have to live here in this cafe, I will not close it down. I will keep it Trump Cafe.
Eddie Hawa

None of it seems to bother Hawa -- he said no matter what happens, the name will stay.

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