Went to the Waffle House on Grant and I-10, in Tucson, and was told that if I was not LE than I was not allowed to have a weapon. I didn't feel like arguing, so I left and got breakfast elsewhere. I've been OC'ing for the last month here in AZ and this is the first negative experience.
I will be in Albuquerque this weekend. Is there another way of getting a hold of those cards?
For those not aware, Waffle House has been "No Guns" for almost ever. They usually post a yellow tin sign with raised black lettering somewhere way up high and on a side wall where nobody would even bother looking for it. At least that's what I was told by a WH manager at a place where I sat down, then walked out before they even brought my cup of coffee. Manager wanted to know why I walked, but was observant enough to notice I had left $5 at my place that would have covered ther coffee and tip. (I walked because the place was filthy. He agreed but gave excuses. I've never been back there.)
And for almost as long as I've been patronizing Waffle Houses it seems the waitstaff and cooks do not care (or possibly even know) that there might be a sign somewhere. Most of them have heard the folk stories and true tales of OCers preventing robberies. And they say most OCers tip better than the average customer.
I never bother looking for those yellow tin signs. If WH will not put them where they are blatantly visible that's their problem. If someone wants to ask me to leave then I'll do so, but I'll try to make sure my friends do not patronize them.
"He'll regret it to his dying day....if ever he lives that long."----The Quiet Man
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You would think this would have changed thier mind
Let's normalize the sight of everyday citizens OCing...Carry On!!!
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I brought a stack of the cards home to see how they would sell online but after the annual meeting, I'm in non-stop data entry mode trying to catch up on membership applications.
In the past month I have open carried a 1911 twice at the W H on Ina near Hwy 10. Didn't see a sign but didn't look very hard either. Nothing was said and there were no nasty looks. All was cool.
Two IHOP locations in Tucson accept OC - Grant & Rosemont and Broadway & Pantano.
IHOP at Grant near I-10 however, is posted.
The IHOP off 51st Ave. and the I-10 in Phoenix doesn't have any signs up, and I have carried in there plenty of times around the hours of 0000-0300 without incident. Not much going on there at those hours, but there are some strange characters to watch. Going to go to the Wafflehouse down on 59th Ave. this weekend and to see the show (drug addicts, lot lizards, "wannabe" gang bangers, etc.). Why settle for dinner when you can have dinner AND a show?
Haha, that's interesting.
I open carry at the i-10 and Chandler blvd Waffle House every time I go there. No one has ever said anything to me.
I wonder this every time I see a restaurant thread, but I don't think the exact circumstances have come up yet in the ones I've read. What can/should you do if you are told you are not welcome, in the middle of your meal? Would/should you pay and leave?
I'm of the feeling that if you are being told you are not welcome, you are not obligated to pay. The price is for the meal and time to eat it in peace. If you are denied the eating in peace, they have waived payment, in my opinion. I'd drop a tip for the server and explain that I regret their ignorance (or something to that effect), I suppose. Has this been addressed before?
I OC in AZ often, but not in the cities too much, just when traveling and visiting friends. I know the restaurants I've been through in Kingman and similar towns have never had an issue, but I don't think I've even been in a Waffle House in my life.
Last edited by MAC702; 10-15-2011 at 12:14 AM.