Restaurant owner Rick Camuglia told BuzzFeed News his chef came up with the idea to place the phrase on the restaurant's sign first, and he approved it. Camuglia was surprised by the public's reaction.
"We thought it was a cute play on words that would draw somebody to try our black olives," he said. "It was literal. There was nothing positive or negative about (Black Lives Matter) that inspired us to put that on the sign."
In July, the restaurant posted a message of thanks to its supporters, as well as a link noting the controversy has boosted sales.
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