"I respect them a lot:" Owner of popular Mexican restaurant offers free meals to law enforcement

FRANKLIN -- A gesture of thanks was shown by the owners of a popular Mexican restaurant in Franklin on Sunday, November 13th.

Since early October, Gus' Mexican Cantina has closed its doors on Sundays -- except on November 13th. He opened the doors for some special guests.

The restaurant was packed as many joined together for good food, ready to cheer on the Packers. The patrons had more in common than a favorite sports team. They were all law enforcement officers.

Gus' Mexican Cantina

"I love them. I really do respect them a lot," said Gus Hosseini.

Gus Hosseini

Hosseini is the owner of Gus' Mexican Cantina and he cooked up quite the meal for our nation's bravest men and women and their families.

"I want them to come in and forget about anything for one day. Just come in and relax," said Hosseini. "Everybody, their kids, the family, their wives, their girlfriends."

Gus' Mexican Cantina

Gus' Mexican Cantina

Each one of them was able to enjoy a meal for free as Hosseini served up appreciation.

"Morale will certainly be uplifted by this wonderful, I was going to say small, but this is a truly wonderful gesture," said Michael Crivello, president of the Milwaukee Police Association.

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Hosseini said not only was this the least he could do for all the years officers have kept him and his community safe, but he had a bigger message.

"All the negativity that's coming against law enforcement, I thought it's time for me to come back and give them support and my love," said Hosseini.