January 4th, 2013 07:15 PM
Good for Denny's as the police would most likely not show up in time to actually stop a robbery in progress or figure out who did it anyway. IL LEO's enforce disarmament of citizens - what's good for the goose ....
January 5th, 2013 10:58 AM
Here's the response I got from Denny's Corporate office:
I sent them a quick thank you.
Dear Mr. Rock and Glock,
Thank you for contacting Denny’s Corporation. As a company, we are as upset as you about the recent misunderstanding at our Belleville, IL restaurant. After a guest raised concern about an individual with a firearm in the restaurant, our manager approached the individual and communicated that Denny’s policy does not permit firearms in the restaurant. Upon further discussion, we became aware the individual was a plain-clothed police officer and the individual was informed they could stay. Denny’s policy permits law enforcement officials to carry their firearms in the restaurant and we have reminded all of our restaurants of this policy. We have since spoken with law enforcement to apologize and our apology was graciously accepted. Both Mayor Eckert and Chief Clay are pleased and satisfied with Denny’s response. Chief Clay put out the following statement:
“I am a fan of ‘Social Media’; I use it and rely upon it often. This same technology sometimes puts an issue in the public domain that should be resolved in private face to face meetings. Denny’s on South Illinois is a Belleville business. They pay sales tax and provide employment for many Belleville residents. I have patronized Denny’s in the past and will continue to do so in the future. I harbor no grudges! This was an unfortunate incident by an individual employee; it has been made right.”
We believe the issue has been resolved. Denny’s supports local law enforcement and the hard work they do on behalf of all of our communities and we sincerely apologize for this misunderstanding. It is my hope that you will continue to be a patron of Denny’s.
January 5th, 2013 11:08 AM
"I harbor no grudges!
Big thumbs up! That is a very clear statement.
January 5th, 2013 12:25 PM
While you're on their good side, send another email asking that they improve the food and clean the tables better.
Originally Posted by Rock and Glock
Retired USAF E-8. Lighten up and enjoy life because:
Paranoia strikes deep, into your heart it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid...
"For What It's Worth" Buffalo Springfield
January 5th, 2013 02:18 PM
Here in Central Florida, McDonalds, as well as many other fast food places, actually give officers [I]in uniform[I] free or discounted meals. Actually, this is the cheapest security one can buy. They even extended this to the local Coast Guard members at the big mac near the base.
I don't eat at Denny's because of the crappy food and the worse service. If I see a"no guns" sign (anywhere) I will honor it, even though in Florida it does not carry the letter of the law. However, I will make it a point to inform management that:
1. You have made it easier for a BG to know these is no armed citizens inside, so that their trade is less risky, and better opportunity to prosper.
2. You are loosing busines from honest citizens who are legally permitted to carry.
Actually, here in Central Fl, the only "no gun" signs I have seen are at the hospital and some doctors offices.
"While you're on their good side, send another email asking that they improve the food and clean the tables better."
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