• 'Top Chef' alum shares pro-immigrant message on restaurant receipts

    By: Michelle Ewing , Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    NEW YORK - In the wake of President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban, a former "Top Chef" contestant and U.S. immigrant from New Zealand is using his restaurant receipts to share a pro-immigrant message with customers. 

    Mark Simmons, "Top Chef" Season 4
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    "Immigrants make America great (they also cooked your food and served you today)," read the receipts from New York eatery Kiwiana, owned by Mark Simmons.

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    According to CNN, the move by Simmons, who appeared on the fourth season of Bravo's "Top Chef," gained national attention Sunday after journalist Mary Emily O'Hara posted a photo of her receipt on social media.

    "Breakfast in Brooklyn," she captioned her tweet, which had been shared nearly 100,000 times by Thursday morning.


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