A friend of mine received this message from you:
"the franchise group e.s.c. restaurants has a policy against carrying firearms within the restaurant excluding of course law enforcement . we realy dont want to have management and servers having to ask for permits. this franchise group is a little cautious as they had 2 managers killed in robberys , and they may tend to overreact to this issue
we do thank you for your kind comments on our restaurant and apologize for any inconvience we may have caused
rick smith esc restaurants "
If this is the way my right to protect myself will be treated, I will never darken your doorstep again. Someone with the intent to rob your store will NEVER carry his gun openly. This would ruin his element of surprise. If your managers don't understand that, they need more training, not some dictatorial fiat that will achieve nothing but leaving those who are willing defenseless.
I couldn't find the corporate office's email address(es).