Friday - open carried at Olive Garden in Concord with my girlfriend. Waited for about 10 minutes for a table by the bathrooms. Later, moved to stand by the door and heard a woman say to the manager "I'm not going in there, there's a man with a gun!" I just stood there. The manager walked past us, looked straight at me and said "did you see a cop here?" I said, "no, can't say that I have" and he walked on. We were sat soon after and had an excellent dinner. We thanked the manager on the way out for the great service.
Glad to hear you can OC in your Olive Garden. I've had nothing but issues (escorted out by police & refused service). Just an FYI for you folks...
Olive Garden Guest Relations <email@example.com>
date Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 12:26 PM
subject Olive Garden Reply #546892
Dear Mr. ...:
We deeply respect and appreciate your perspective and motivation to contact us again. (It took 3 emails to get them to respond)
Olive Garden's focus is to provide all of our guests with a genuine Italian dining experience. Our policy regarding firearms in our restaurants is that we do not allow firearms except those carried by law enforcement officers. Based on the feedback we have received from our guests and employees, our policy is the best way to achieve our goal of creating a pleasant dining and working experience.
We appreciate the opportunity to address your concerns, and we hope we may look forward to the continued privilege of serving you at Olive Garden.
Olive Garden Guest Relations
Olive Garden is one of 6 restaurants in the Darden Restaurant Chain:
Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52 fresh grill.