reply from the corporate:
Dear Stephen B.,
Thank you very much for your email.
Huddle House, Inc. (“HHI”) respects the rights of law abiding citizens to carry firearms and the rights of restaurant owners to make decisions for themselves and for both sides to act in accordance with the law. HHI is a franchisor of restaurants. We operate approximately 16 company units and the remaining 430+ restaurants are operated by independently licensed franchisees. We have forwarded your email to the franchisee of the Millen GA restaurant for his consideration.
You are correct in pointing out that it is not illegal for a permit holder to carry a weapon in a restaurant (and soon, an establishment that serves alcohol). At our corporate restaurants, we welcome all law abiding customers to dine with us, including those with permits to carry registered firearms. We do not, however, make these decisions for our independent franchisees. As business owners, we trust them to make the decisions with which they feel comfortable.
Thank you again for your thoughtful and reasoned email. We appreciate your valuable feedback and we sincerely hope that you will continue to dine with us!
Claudia K. Levitas
Senior Vice President &General Counsel
Huddle House, Inc.