VERNAL, Utah -- A Utah man is blending a new kind of political battle and is charging liberals more for his smoothies.
George Burnett's new business has only been open a few weeks. But there's one thing that's leaving customers with a bitter taste.
Burnett, a die hard supporter of domestic energy, charges those who identify themselves as liberals a dollar more for their drinks. He then donates the money to conservative causes.
The idea has made some customers boycott the business. But conservative customers say they support Burnett's message.
"To see them being charged a little bit more, it makes me happy," Corey Peterson said.
"I'm very open about it, very public about it, that I'm going to charge them a little bit more, and I have liberals come in and pay the extra dollar surcharge," George Burnett said.
A few customers have voiced their concerns against Burnett on his Facebook page. Burnett says his goal isn't to offend customers, it's to educate them.