The death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro had been rumored off and on for years, but this Friday it was confirmed in a televised announcement from his brother, Raul Castro. That announcement was cause for celebration for the owners of a chain of Cuban restaurants, who decided to commemorate his death by giving away coffee and booze to all their customers.
According to Local 10 News, Carlos Gazitua is the chief executive of the Sergio’s Cuban Kitchen & Bar chain of cuban restaurants, and he decided to commemorate the death of Fidel Castro by hosting a “Cuba Libre Celebration” on Saturday.
Gazitua said that he thought many of the Cuban families living in Miami would be full of hope for the future in the wake of Castro’s death, and that Sergio’s eight locations would good places to celebrate. Customers on Saturday were given free cafecitos, or Cuban coffees, and adults could have a free Cuba Libre cocktail with the purchase of any entree.