VCDL President, Philip Van Cleave has learned Darden Restaurants doesn't want our business, at least not in their Red Lobster restaurants. It is unclear, though likely, they don't want our business in their other restaurants as well; Olive Garden, Smokey Bones BBQ, and Seasons 52. Darden does NOT franchise, so every one of their restaurants are company owned, so this would be a national policy.
If you used to go to any Darden restaurant, you should tell them why you won't be back.
Dear Mr. Van Cleave,
Thank you for your interest in Red Lobster; it is always a pleasure to hear from our guests.
Red Lobster does not permit weapons of any kind in our restaurants, whether unconcealed or not. This policy is in effect for the safety and comfort of our guests and employees.
Again, thank you for taking the time to contact us.
Sr. Guest Relations Representative