From a friend’s Facebook feed:
After discovering a fav restaurant of ours does not allow firearms on the premises of ANY of their restaurants I wrote to them telling them of my displeasure and nicely asking them to reconsider so I wouldn’t have to tell all my friends. This is their reply:
Thank you for emailing T.G.I. Friday’s.
We want to be sure that we can provide not only a fun environment, but a safe one as well. It is a corporate policy that we do not allow firearms of any caliber into our stores unless carried by a police officer on duty, for the protection of our many valued guests. I appreciate your feedback and hope you’ll understand our position on this issue.
Thank you for your interest in T.G.I. Friday’s!
Guest Relations Support
As much as I love Friday’s food, I refuse to be rendered defenseless by paranoid, hysterical policies under the guise of “protection of our many valued guests.”
If your guests need protection from someone who has the training, has passed a background check, has submitted paperwork and fees just to be able to carry their tool of self defense in their purse, perhaps they need to just stay home.
If, on the other hand, an armed thug enters the premises, knowing he will have a restaurant full of disarmed victims, I don’t want to be around to become one of them.
So I’ll kindly take my money elsewhere.
I hope you’ll understand my position on this issue.