In order for a protest to be effective it has to do two things. There has to be some type of sacrifice on the part of the protester, and it has to make the the opposing side feel uncomfortable in some way.
"A Day Without Immigrants" hit both marks. Employees that walked out sacrificed their pay and ran the risk of being punished by their employers. The opposing side was forced to deal with businesses closing for the day, missing out on financial gains, and other services that immigrants provide.
The food industry was among the hardest hit by the protest. Despite a minuscule amount of controversy, "A Day Without Immigrants" protests gathered much support from people of all walks of life. Businesses across the country shut their doors, and even businesses that didn't close for the day found ways to help get the message across. Below are seven restaurants that stood in solidarity with "A Day Without Immigrants."
1. McDonald's (Across the Nation)
2. Breakfast Cafes (Washington, DC)
3. El Rancho Supermercado (Texas)
4. Anna's Taqueria (Boston, Massachusetts)
5. Bill's Place (South Bend, Indiana)
6. Beto's (Salt Lake City, Utah)
7. World Street Kitchen (Minneapolis, Minnesota)