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    Nandos Chicken great OC story

    So I am at Nandos in old town. Some random socialist tells me hes uncomfortable with me carrying a gun. I tell him thats his personal issue. He says it is and if you stay I am leaving. The Manager Mike is standing right there and tells the guy to have a nice day I have the right to carry. Go to Nando's OC and tell mike Geoff spread the word.
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    Well played to both Geoff and Mike.

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    Excellent. I need to stop there sometime now.
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    Excellent. Did you add him to the friend or foe site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tess View Post
    Excellent. Did you add him to the friend or foe site?
    They just opened so they are not on the map yet. I will check back soon.

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    Good job. Bet that guy must go berserk when he is around a gaggle of LEO's.
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    Bravo!

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    Geoff - kudos on how you handled the situation. Merely acknowledge that the problem was his and go back to eating good chicken.

    Will you consider bringing a group of OCers to Nandos - showing Mike you appreciate his handling of the matter by bringing him more business?

    Ed - can we have a postcard, please?

    stay safe.
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    Nando's in Old Town Alexandria - 702 King Street

    http://oldtownalexandria.patch.com/a...ns-in-old-town


    Check out the photo on Google Maps. Formerly a Popeye's Fried Chicken.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=702+Ki...73.69,,0,-1.23
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    It always amazes me that people who are uncomfortable with someone carrying a gun, will sometimes confront the person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Geoff - kudos on how you handled the situation. Merely acknowledge that the problem was his and go back to eating good chicken.

    Will you consider bringing a group of OCers to Nandos - showing Mike you appreciate his handling of the matter by bringing him more business?

    Ed - can we have a postcard, please?

    stay safe.
    That was my exact intent with my post. I would enjoy having a meal and meeting some fellow OCers. I work in Old Town so a lunch or Happy Hour would be great. I know mike would appreciate it as well.

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    Nandos Chicken geat OC story

    Might have to get some lunch there this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffrey Griffith View Post
    That was my exact intent with my post. I would enjoy having a meal and meeting some fellow OCers. I work in Old Town so a lunch or Happy Hour would be great. I know mike would appreciate it as well.
    For now, I'm not working. Pick a day; I'd go to lunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
    It always amazes me that people who are uncomfortable with someone carrying a gun, will sometimes confront the person.
    Exactly! I wonder if anyone has ever steered the conversation that way?

    If you were in a restaurant with a dozen guys sporting all sorts of gang tattoos... I bet nobody would ask them to leave because they were "uncomfortable!"

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    Don't leave us hangin'! Did he leave?
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    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic70002 View Post
    Don't leave us hangin'! Did he leave?
    He did leave with his 2 daughters. A few patrons commented "did he really leave" another lady laughed saying "what did he think you were going to take it off"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tess View Post
    For now, I'm not working. Pick a day; I'd go to lunch.
    Friday is good. I am thinking 12-1:00 range. Let me know what works. If we get a number of people I can reserve a big table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffrey Griffith View Post
    Friday is good. I am thinking 12-1:00 range. Let me know what works. If we get a number of people I can reserve a big table.
    It's been my experience that short-notice events tend to get fewer respondents (as do weekday lunchtimes). But Friday works for me. I'll post it on my facebook page as well. Even if it starts small, it says "thank you" and future gatherings may be larger.

    How big is the place? Seems to me if it used to be a Popeyes, probably not very big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tess View Post
    It's been my experience that short-notice events tend to get fewer respondents (as do weekday lunchtimes). But Friday works for me. I'll post it on my facebook page as well. Even if it starts small, it says "thank you" and future gatherings may be larger.

    How big is the place? Seems to me if it used to be a Popeyes, probably not very big.
    Its a decent sized place. The reopened the upstairs as well and do have a couple larger tables that accomodate 10. They really did a good job on the renovation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tess View Post
    It's been my experience that short-notice events tend to get fewer respondents (as do weekday lunchtimes). But Friday works for me. I'll post it on my facebook page as well. Even if it starts small, it says "thank you" and future gatherings may be larger.

    How big is the place? Seems to me if it used to be a Popeyes, probably not very big.
    Not opposed to after hours or another day as well. Im think I am getting addicted to the chicken and they will be on a weekly rotation. Its very good and they have many Gluten free options.

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    Thanks for sharing that story. Let's definately try to get some people together to show our support. I agree with Tess that short notice and lunches get less attendance. That being said, I am in favor of meeting in the evening. But whenever you decide to do it, I'll do my best to join you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arma1911 View Post
    Thanks for sharing that story. Let's definately try to get some people together to show our support. I agree with Tess that short notice and lunches get less attendance. That being said, I am in favor of meeting in the evening. But whenever you decide to do it, I'll do my best to join you.
    Than lets do a 6:00 happy hour one day next week. How about everyone chime in on What day is better; Monday the 5th or Wednesday the 7th (Pre or post Romney victory gathering) and lets do it.

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    Monday works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arma1911 View Post
    Monday works for me.
    Tess, Does Monday at 6:00 work for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffrey Griffith View Post
    Tess, Does Monday at 6:00 work for you?
    Was gonna respond to your PM but yes, it works for me. Do they serve anything besides chicken (spouse is anti-chicken)? Anyway, I'll let you know on the response thread whether it'll be just me or me plus spouse and manchild.

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