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    I know it's a dumb question...

    ...Has anyone carried in Arby's before?

    I'd like to know if they're OC Friendly.
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    I've carried at a couple in VA without an issue. I'm not sure if they have a corporate policy like Starbucks, or they allow local management to decide.
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    I've carried in Arby's restaurants in 3 states. But that does not prove they are OC-friendly or OC-tolerant as a corporate policy.

    My question to the OP is this - if you do not see obvious gunbuster signs, why are you so hesitant to carry until you get an OK or three to back you up? I am, of course, presuming that you are a Law Abiding Citizen and not some thug up to no good.

    OC is not, in most places, a crime. Why so much worry about doing something perfectly legal? Yeah, I know the horror stories about folks that get rousted by the cops (Boy do I know!). But if you let the bad cops win by default what are you left with?

    Go forth and OC with a glad and open heart.

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    FMJ I have been to Arby's OC and been just fine. Also with this meet we will be doing there will be plenty of us to back you up buddy. I'm sure there will be no problems. If they do have a problem we will just take our business elsewhere.
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    I have had no problems with em here in Kentucky.

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    I've carried in a Whole Foods quite a few times. It's only in recent memory that I've seen a security guard appear at the store. I wonder what went wrong. The police in that area are known for being on top of things.
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    Thanks for the input! I am usually armed with a handgun, but my most powerful weapon in Knowledge! It's always good to have info on things like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FMJ 911 View Post
    ...Has anyone carried in Arby's before?

    I'd like to know if they're OC Friendly.
    I have open carried in Arby's in North Carolina for years, no problem.
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    central Ohio seems ok

    I haven't had anybody say "boo" to me in Arby's and I've been in there plenty of times open carrying (several of them in the area). As was already mentioned, if no CPZ sign is up, OC with confidence and like it was no big deal. The worst you'll have happen is that they ask you to leave. With Arby's, at least in my neck of the woods, that hasn't happened to me or others that I associate with yet.
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    FMJ 911, stop by the Washington State forum. I think you will get answers more pertinent to your local area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FMJ 911 View Post
    ...Has anyone carried in Arby's before?

    I'd like to know if they're OC Friendly.
    Only in WA, ID, UT, NV, AND AZ, maybe MT and WY too but I do not remember for sure. I was OC in Arbys Bullhead City AZ and Nephi UT in the last 2 weeks.

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    I've carried in several Arby's and most of the time I don't even get a second glance. I do think I scared the pants off of some poor high school kid working the counter once though. Came in somewhat late at night for a late dinner, caught him staring at it a couple times as I perused the menu, then had him nervously ask me "So um, you uh, doing all right tonight?". Some polite conversation seemed to calm him down a bit, then I got my food, ate, and left without incident.

    Anecdotal, I know, but I'm just echoing the previous sentiments of "you probably won't have any problems".

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    I have many times in North Carolina. Sat ate my food, and left without issue. The counter girls even flirted with me, and asked about the gun about the 400th time I ate there OC'ing. YMMV

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    I've OC'ed at Arby's in AZ, NV, UT, WY, ID and I'm fairly sure in MT.

    Never a problem.
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