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Restaurants in hot water over religion-related discounts

Can restaurants provide a discount to customers who pray?

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Mary's Gourmet Diner is now famous for more than stone-ground grits and its Apple Butter Baby. The North Carolina restaurant made the national news over the weekend after a picture of a receipt showing the diner's prayer discount went viral.
In an interview with The Blaze, owner Mary Haglund described the discount as an opportunity to recognize the moments of gratefulness that "touch (her) heart."
"Haglund, 60, said that the gift she gives customers has nothing to do with a specific religious perspective, that she never advertises the discount and that it's something staffers sporadically offer only ...


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