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    Anyone up for lunch at Jimmy Johns

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    Anyone else get this?

    Mr. xxxx
    My name is Michael Pratt, and I am the franchisee and Managing Owner of the Jimmy John's locations in Short Pump and near UR. I was just today made aware of the situation last week between the General Manager of the Short Pump store, Chris Springer, and our patron John Oliver. I apologize for this entire situation, I attribute it to my own schedule and not always being able to be available for teaching moments.

    We are not an anti-gun establishment, in any way, shape, or form. Chris is a new GM, he only started with us in that capacity in February and thus is still learning the ropes. Jimmy John's corporate has no established gun policy, and thus in his corporate training was not taught about any gun laws or policies. We are continually training and teaching him all about our business. Our company policy is that we follow the law - lawful, open and concealed carry is accepted in our establishments and we welcome all patrons. Our employees are being educated about legal gun carrying practices and the safety it provides. I cannot guarantee that education will make every employee comfortable, in this industry they come and go quite often, but we will continue to make our best efforts to educate our employees on legal and safe firearm practices.

    I, myself, am a concealed carry permit holder. I have never open carried but respect those that do. Please accept my apologies on behalf of myself, my management team, and my staff. They have all been made very aware of our policies and I hope that we will see you again soon. I am going to personally respond to each person that emailed me, and I hope that they will also accept my apologies for the mistake.

    If you need anything, or would like to meet, please feel free to email me at this address (it is my personal email) or call me on my cell, 804.929.3323.

    Sincerely,

    Michael Pratt
    Managing Owner
    JJ's 1131 & 1300
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    Just about. If I were closer to the store I would today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowesmobile View Post
    Just about. If I were closer to the store I would today.
    Lets try to set up something next week.
    When this kind of problem has a positive end, I like to make sure they are recognized for it.

    I got the same email BTW.

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    Sounds good to me. Maybe mid week?

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    Was this an incident discussed in one of the location threads? I don't regularly read those, since I don't live near any of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFred View Post
    Was this an incident discussed in one of the location threads? I don't regularly read those, since I don't live near any of them.

    TFred

    Sorry TFred. It goes back a page or so:

    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...d-area/page110

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Sorry TFred. It goes back a page or so:

    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...d-area/page110
    Thanks! I should probably read those location threads more often than I do.

    Amazing reply from the "young" manager. He sure does have a lot of learning to do. I'm glad it has been worked out with a positive result.

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    I love JJ's! I just wish that I was close enough to patronize this particular franchise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VApatriot View Post
    I love JJ's! I just wish that I was close enough to patronize this particular franchise.
    Send them an email and promise to stop by when you're in the area.

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    Thumbs up

    The owner sounds like a pretty good guy. This might be a good relationship to cultivate, as he is a person with access to connections and resources.
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    So what day next week for lunch? Its a 30 min. drive from my work. But it's worth it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowesmobile View Post
    So what day next week for lunch? Its a 30 min. drive from my work. But it's worth it!
    Let's see if there are any others before working out plans.

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    You know I would be down for it. Already planing to stop by Thur for dinner.

    Only day that does not work for me is Wed.
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    I am 2 minutes away from the U of R location. Lets set one up there soon!!!

    I love JJ and love them more now!!!

    Wonder if they let their drivers carry?

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    I'll be sure to swing by on 5/19 on my way home from the gunshow.
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    Wednesday seems to be out. Someone is already planning to have dinner there on Thursday. I'm booked at lunchtime Monday. Grapeshot will probably mooch a ride from me.

    So, how about Tuesday, 5/15 at 12:30 PM? Meet in front of the place 5 - 10 minutes before then?

    stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Wednesday seems to be out. Someone is already planning to have dinner there on Thursday. I'm booked at lunchtime Monday. Grapeshot will probably mooch a ride from me.

    So, how about Tuesday, 5/15 at 12:30 PM? Meet in front of the place 5 - 10 minutes before then?

    stay safe.
    Works for me and I'll even be in town that day.

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    I'm in! See you guys there!

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    I can't OC, but we do have a brand new Jimmy John's where I live in Texas. I'll be sure to pay them a visit, and tell them why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Wednesday seems to be out. Someone is already planning to have dinner there on Thursday. I'm booked at lunchtime Monday. Grapeshot will probably mooch a ride from me.

    So, how about Tuesday, 5/15 at 12:30 PM? Meet in front of the place 5 - 10 minutes before then?

    stay safe.
    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Works for me and I'll even be in town that day.
    Which location? Short Pump or Three Chopt Rd shops have both been discussed.
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    Short Pump, I think.

    I should be good for that date and time.

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    Then Short Pump it is. (Or is there a need for discussion and then a vote?) (Why, yes, I am feeling a bit officious this morning. Thank you for noticing.)

    Don't know why Grapeshot is even worried. Since he won't be driving he doesn't need to worry about his GPS missong the turn by 1/4 mile.

    stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Then Short Pump it is. (Or is there a need for discussion and then a vote?) (Why, yes, I am feeling a bit officious this morning. Thank you for noticing.)

    Don't know why Grapeshot is even worried. Since he won't be driving he doesn't need to worry about his GPS missong the turn by 1/4 mile.

    stay safe.
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    Nice reply

    I got the same Email as PN with the apology and explanation to my email.

    JJ has good sandwiches and when over that side of town I will spend my money there.

    I also replied to Michel Pratt and advised him I was please to have this minor problem resolved.

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    Tues. 5/15, 12:30 PM


    Jimmy John's
    11301 W Broad St # 105
    Glen Allen, VA 23060
    (804) 440-8181


    Located in the Short Pump Station shopping center

    See shopping center layout with location on image #5
    http://www.showcase.com/property/113...rginia/6127046

    Get Map & Directions
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