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Discussion in 'Activism' started by camsdaddy, Jun 19, 2011.

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  1. camsdaddy

    camsdaddy Member

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    My letter sent in regards to a sign on the front door.

    On June 11, 2011 my family decided to try Applebees while in Albany. I was quite disturbed to read a sign on the door saying that firearms are not allowed in the establishment. I see this as asking law abiding citizens to check their rights at the door. I am wondering if this is a corporate policy or if this is the particular resturants policy.
    Thank you
    Rusty

    Applebees reply



    It is our company policy and the right of every business owner in the State of Georgia to ban firearms in their building if they so desire.

    Dave Beever
    Executive Area Director
    AppleTwo Associates
    Email: dbeever@appletwoassoc.com
    Mobile: 850-322-2493 Fax: 888-909-5231
    "Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.
    Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."

    My reply

    Dear Mr Beever,
    I am sorry to hear this is the official policy of Applebees. While the State of Georgia does give Applebees the right to strip customers of their rights. I am sorry to hear that Applebees doesnt trust its law abiding customers the right to legally carry a firearm into their establishment. I do hope that great consideration will be given regarding this matter. I hope this is not taken lightly. I hope Applebees realizes that criminals will disregard this sign because thats what criminals do. I only see this sign as an advertisement welcoming crime. I can tell you that as an honest hard working American who can legally carry a firearm in the State of Ga neither I nor my family will feel safe in your resturant. I respect your rights though you do not respect mine. I promise to never carry a firearm into your resturant. However this means my wallet will never enter either.
    Thank you
    Rusty
     
  2. wgp

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    I have not seen an Applebees in Kansas posted against concealed carry and I have eaten at quite a few.
     
  3. Sam1911

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    [This is the ACTIVISM forum. Not the food critic section. Post about letters you're writing, phone calls you've made, etc. Not about their alcohol policies or how much you hate the food.]
     
  4. ultradoc

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    Thanks for the heads up camsdaddy. You did good.
     
  5. Nushif

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    No sign in OR either ...
     
  6. Davey Wavey

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    Sounds like someone is a little defensive.
     
  7. ZCORR Jay

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    I wonder if they have that policy because they sell alcohol?

    Not that I agree with it but with the recent victory in OH it kinda made me think that way.

    The two Applebees that I know of in the Rochester area don't have signs so it could have been an Albany thing... I wouldn't put it past that city.
     
  8. griff383

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    I just went to one the other day and IIRC all they had was the usual it is illegal to carry a friearm without a license blah blah blah. So it is legal in TX or at least the one I visited
     
  9. Ole Coot

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    WV no signs.
     
  10. SN13

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    Good job on your letters!

    Crapplebees! Eat somewhere else. Not like they have the monopoly on boring food that gives you indigestion. :)
     
  11. NMBrian

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    Sings here in NM :(

    Havent been in an Applesbees in a long time.
     
  12. tangomike706

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    Have not seen the signs in my area either, but I'll be speaking with my wallet . I pickup food from them often when on and off duty ... looks like someone else will get my money from this point onward , I've also followed up with a polite letter explaining the same .
     
  13. MarkDozier

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    Very interesting.
    A little research showed this same here in 2003. Another forum has the same thread in 2009. It looks like Applebee's is really confused about the whole concern.
     
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  14. dirtykid

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    Signs are posted here in MN but not to the letter of the law as it is written (they make them smaller than required with NO contrasting lettering)
    I sent a similar letter to them when i mailed-back my "stripes rewards" card,, never got ANY response from them,so i go elsewhere...
     
  15. Jonah71

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    Don't see the signs in Mo.
     
  16. camsdaddy

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    Ok to clarify this was at the Albany Ga location. The law regarding resturants that serve alcohol was changed a few years back. Im pretty sure now its the discretion of the owners. I agree concealed does mean concealed. True they may never know. I've heard that elsewhere. Issue is im not a criminal and I will not become one just to be able to support a resturant that doesn't respect my rights. They don't trust me to legally carry a firearm to dinner I can't trust them with my hard earned money.
     
  17. alex4922

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    Thanks for the heads up. I've sent my letter. Now to pass the word.

    Thanks again, A
     
  18. HankB

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    Several years ago a number of Applebee's stores in the San Antonio area posted PC30.06 signs (TX law establishes very specific signage requirements to prohibit licensed concealed carry, defined in section 30.06 of the TX penal code) and a letter writing campaign that went national - and the looming threat of a nationwide boycott - caused Applebee's corporate offices to spank the offending local franchise owner - hard. The signs came down, and a letter of apology was issued.

    Applebee's restaurants in the Austin area do not have such signs posted.

    Perhaps Applebee's corporate offices need to receive a few (thousand) letters again so they'll set the local franchise in Albany (AppleTwo Associates?) straight.

    Please post the address and contact information for your local restaurant to include in the letters.
     
  19. tango2echo

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    Signs posted on both sides of the doors in NC and SC. :cuss:

    I don't eat there anymore. The food sucked and the drinks were over-priced anyway.

    t2e
     
  20. Frozen North

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    They can run their business any way they want too, this is America! That sign on the door will do nothing but drive business away. How many antis write letters or choose other establishments because they are not posted?

    It pays to familiarize yourself with the actual laws behind the signs. Here in MN, a "bans guns" sign has as much legal weight behind it as a "wet paint" sign. They can ask you to leave or disarm, that's it. If you refuse to disarm or leave you will be trespassing. This is silly because they can refuse service to anyone anyway, and they can also ask anyone to leave that they feel like.

    I avoid posted property based on respect for the property owner's rights, but I can't avoid certain posted properties all the time. In that case, concealed is concealed and I will gladly leave if asked for any reason.
     
  21. Scimmia

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    That varies by state. Here in Iowa, you can even drink while carrying, as long as you don't go over .08 BAC.
     
  22. Devonai

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    Applebee's is not posted in NH or MA or at least they weren't the last time I visited the restaurants in those states. I don't recall visiting one in CT but there are far better choices in my area. I have never run into any restaurant in NH, MA or CT that was posted, though I did find a small owner-operated cafe in Rockport, ME that was.
     
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    I think he's referring to Albany, GA. I'm in the Albany, NY area and have never seen such signs. In fact, the Applebees nearest me is one of only a couple places I've ever seen somebody open carry in NY.
     
  24. Dr_B

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    I haven't seen a sign in their restaurant in my town in Idaho. I have carried there.
     
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    I sent a polite email to Mr. Beever stating my displeasure. Would encourage others to do the same.
     
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