Big Beef: Schwabl's Changes Sign After Backlash

December 6, 2013 Updated Dec 6, 2013 at 7:42 PM EDT

By WKBW Admin

December 6, 2013 Updated Dec 6, 2013 at 7:42 PM EDT

Four days after a vehicle slammed into Schwabel's restaurant, shutting it down, there's a new sign outside telling customers what happened. It reads, "Closed Due to Accident Damage".
The wording was changed after the original sign set off a firestorm. That sign read, "Closed Due to Careless Driving".

On Monday, an 80-year old West Seneca woman slammed her SUV into the restaurant, causing major damage.

Ron Staychock, the owner's nephew says the sign was never meant to hurt anyone, but when the family of the victim saw it, they protested and others did, too.

"There's enough pain with what happened. Why add to it?, said Cathy Carr who lives down the street from the restaurant.

Schwabl's, famous for its carved roast beef, has been around for 175 years, but business has been stopped in its tracks after this crash.

It may take as long as three months to repair the damage. Watch the video for more information on how the car slammed into the restaurant and how it will now affect its 27 employees.