Restaurant chains: We’re not pulling a Chipotle

Found here: by Katie Little

Despite Chipotle’s request that customers refrain from bringing guns into its locations, many restaurant chains plan to look to state legislatures rather than internally when deciding how to approach the touchy gun debate.

“Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurants are owned and operated by individual franchisees who are required to follow all federal, state and local laws with regard to firearms,” said a Dunkin’ Brands spokeswoman in a statement.

Each state allows people to carry concealed handguns with varying restrictions and permit requirements, said Robert Spitzer, a political science professor at SUNY Courtland and author of five books on gun policy.

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Rich Jeffers, director of communications at Darden Restaurants, the parent company of Olive Garden, Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse, said by email, “Our approach has always been that we abide by all local and state laws.”

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One thought on “Restaurant chains: We’re not pulling a Chipotle

  1. Why are these people so against the good guys carrying their concealed weapon. Don’t they realize that bad guys don’t obey signs or prohibitions? So, by eliminating the armed good guy/gal, they have left themselves wide open to criminal activity. Maybe they are all related to the Ostrich and sticking their collective heads in the sand will make the bad guy go away. Good luck with that. As for me, anyone so stupid to put a “No Firearms” sign up, don’t deserve my business.

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