Originally Posted by kfox75
I am open to hearing the other side of it. please provide a link stating so, from the owner. I'll wait.
If you read the Forbes article that was in the OP, you will find the following:
"Open Carry Texas founder C.J. Grisham told Forbes that this past weekend’s activity was not a demonstration, but simply a meal following an event. “We don’t go there just to carry guns into a restaurant,” he said. “We always let the manager know we’re coming
. We try very hard to make people feel comfortable.”
Grisham said his group’s policy is to send an unarmed person into a restaurant to seek permission to dine and to warn staff and customers in advance
“We’re peaceful, we’re looking for a place to eat, but we have guns,” he said. “If we’re not welcome, we’re not going to spend money there.”
With all the publicity that this situation has created, I'm sure Chipolte senior management would not provide the written letter you request. But it does look like they had permission from the local manager before the event. Their senior management appears to have a different view after receiving the vociferous complaint from MDA.
At least that's how this appears to me.
I still wish they hadn't created yet another target for complaints and negative reporting.