Memories Pizza in Indiana Re-Opens to Full House

Customers showed up for Memories Pizza’s first day of business on Thursday afternoon since employees closed the shop in the wake of religious freedom backlash. (TOM COYNE/AP)
Customers showed up for Memories Pizza’s first day of business on Thursday afternoon since employees closed the shop in the wake of religious freedom backlash. (TOM COYNE/AP)

Memories Pizza is back in business and $842,000 richer.

Facing negative backlash for supporting the state’s religious freedom legislation, employees with the Indiana pizzeria closed up their shop and went underground for eight days after saying they would never serve pizza at gay weddings.

Owner Kevin O’Connor opened the doors of his Walkertown restaurant to a hungry crowd Thursday afternoon, undeterred by his daughter’s scrutinized comments to a television station in support of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

“It’s a relief to get going again and try to get back to normal,” 61-year-old O’Connor told the AP.

Like his daughter, O’Connor stood by his beliefs that taking a catering job at a same-sex wedding would go against his religious beliefs.

Messages left by the Daily News at the shop’s phone number were not immediately returned.

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SOURCE:  NICOLE HENSLEY
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

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