Oregon Business: 'Help us stay open, please eat here!'

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A Roseburg business is pleading with the public for patronage, and it seems to be working.

The sign out front says it all: 'Help us stay open, please eat here!'

Pete's Drive-In has been a Roseburg staple for decades.

But, lately, business has been slow.

Employees came up with the idea for the sign, but owner Chuck Caskey didn't like the idea. "They asked me for about two weeks solid and I said, "No" every time," said Chuck. "So, when they put it up, they said 'we're not going to listen to you,' and they put it up there anyway."

Chuck says he's glad they didn't listen to him.

The sign has only been up for a few days, but it's been working.

The parking lot has been packed pretty much non-stop since the sign went up, and customers KPIC News spoke with said they came in because they wanted to help.

Chuck says it's humbling to see how many people care about keeping his business afloat.

A Facebook group for Pete's started just a few days ago and already has over 600 followers.

Organizers are asking people to stop by Pete's this Saturday to help the old business stay up and running.