Pennsylvania Restaurant Opens In Defiance Of Governor

Watch the latest video at foxnews.com The owners of a Pennsylvania diner that reopened in defiance of state coronavirus shutdown orders are calling on other businesses to take a stand and “flatten the fear.” In an...

The owners of a Pennsylvania diner that reopened in defiance of state coronavirus shutdown orders are calling on other businesses to take a stand and “flatten the fear.”

In an appearance Friday on “Fox & Friends” with host Brian Kilmeade, Round the Clock Diner owners Dimos and Christos Sacarellos, who are father and son, explained that they had the support of their community and a state representative.

The elder Sacarellos said they made the decision to reopen following requests from customers who would take out food and eat in their parking lot.

“And they were telling us, ‘Please open up. Please open up,'” he recalled. “We have over 100 people — 160 people working in here. These people try to support their families. And, we decided to open up on Mother’s Day. People were overwhelming and everyone walked in the door saying, ‘Thank you for opening. Thank you. Thank you.’”

“And then, they sit down like regular people — like we used to do it,” he added. “And, we are not little kids. We are not in a communist country.”

“We have a beautiful, beautiful community,” the younger Sacarellos pointed out. “Our District Attorney Dave Sunday has been saying he is not going to prosecute. We have got our local township – Manchester Township – who has given us the green light, literally. Their solution is right, to just to go forward.”

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