Restaurant sees surge in business after posting controversial 'Black Olives Matter' sign

(FOX NEWS)- The owner of an Italian restaurant in New Mexico says he's seen a surge in business after posting a billboard that featured a food-centric pun playing off the Black Lives Matter slogan.

Rick Camuglia, owner of Paisano's in Albuquerque, posted what he thought would be a well-received joke on the marquee sign in front of his restaurant last week. It read:


"We're currently offering a special seared ahi tuna with a black olive tapenade," Camuglia told "My chef had prepared the topping and placed it in the fridge. He wrote 'Black Olives Matter' on the container and I thought it was hilarious. So we put it on the marquee."

Eager to promote the seasonal fish dish, Camuglia also posted a picture of the sign to his restaurant's Facebook page.

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