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Do not go to Cracker Barrel. If there is one in your area, go open to see if they make you leave and let them know you won't be back.

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http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/31912623/dalton-man-asked-to-leave-cracker-barrel-for-carrying-gun

Dalton man asked to leave Cracker Barrel for carrying gun
May 06, 2016, By Kate Smith, Reporter

DALTON, GA (WRCB) -

A Dalton man says he was asked to leave a Cracker Barrel restaurant when managers spotted him carrying a handgun. He says there was no sign posted stating guns are not allowed on the property. Now he wants answers about why he was asked to leave.

Shane Franks says he went to the Cracker Barrel in Dalton to purchase Mother's Day cards. He says two managers escorted him out because he was carrying a gun, a gun he believes he had every right to take with him into the building.

This revolver is what triggered managers at the Dalton Cracker Barrel to escort Shane Franks out of the building Monday. Franks says he was legally carrying the gun on his hip when management asked him to leave. “If the business does not want you to carry a firearm, they are asked to make that known,†said Franks.

Franks said there was no sign posted telling him he couldn't take the gun in until after he returned without the weapon. “When I came back there was a paper sign and place it on there and it said unless you are law enforcement you are not supposed to have a fire arm.â€

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When Channel 3 visited Cracker Barrel Friday the makeshift sign was no longer in the window. A manager referred us to a corporate spokesperson, who denied our request for a statement, but a customer service representative tells Channel 3 if a gun is seen on any Cracker Barrel property the owner will be asked to return to their vehicle. Franks says he got a similar response. “It's our policy no one carries on the premise. I said, you don't have any signs.

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Something fishy about spokesperson refusing to say anything and letting phone flunky do it.

I've carried many times in Cracker Barrel.
 

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I went two separate locations a week apart (I was given a gift card) with a bitone xd poking half out from under a t shirt and nothing was said. If I was told to leave it would not bother me as I have literally only been 4 times in the past 15 years. (Really twice with a gift card last month, once with my wife when she was pregnant and wanted to go, and once with a friends family) if this is their opinion I will not lose any sleep over it the food taste like a microwave dinner for the most part.
 

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Always openly carry in Cracker Barrel. I always eat at least one breakfast and lunch at Cracker Barrel while traveling, work or pleasure, and always carrying openly. I thought they had a policy of permitting carry in line with the laws of the state. I have seen other people carrying at Cracker Barrel as well.

but a customer service representative tells Channel 3 if a gun is seen on any Cracker Barrel property the owner will be asked to return to their vehicle.
I think I am going to want to get this from a higher level than a "customer service representative."
 

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Law Firm Letterhead

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
P. O. Box 787
Lebanon, TN 37088-0787

Re: Cracker Barrel Policy on Firearms​

Dear Cracker Barrel:

I am a huge fan of Cracker Barrel, and I cannot take a trip for work or pleasure without at least visiting a Cracker Barrel twice in addition to dining there locally with some frequency. I have been eating there for decades, always while carrying a holstered pistol displayed openly on my belt. I have never had any problems or troubles arise due to my carrying.

A recent news story, however, brought some disturbing news to my attention. WRCB TV broadcast a news story about a customer in Dalton, Georgia, being ejected from your store for nothing more than peaceably carrying a holstered pistol. A "customer service representative" from Cracker Barrel told the television station, "If a gun is seen on any Cracker Barrel property the owner will be asked to return to [his] vehicle."

I tend to trust my decades of positive experiences over the word of some unidentified customer service representative, who may not be accurate with respect to corporate policy. My understanding is that Cracker Barrel permits carry in accordance with the laws of the state in which the store is located.

I am writing to you to clarify this issue. I will provide your clarification to the 10,000 members of GeorgiaCarry.Org, an organization of which I am a founder, in addition to the Tennessee Firearms Association and similar organizations in all of the states where Cracker Barrel does business, so that law abiding, licensed carriers can honor your wish that they not patronize your business if the customer service representative's statement is a correct statement of Cracker Barrel policy. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
 

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I will provide your clarification to the 10,000 members of GeorgiaCarry.Org, an organization of which I am a founder, in addition to the Tennessee Firearms Association and similar organizations in all of the states where Cracker Barrel does business, so that law abiding, licensed carriers can honor your wish that they not patronize your business if the customer service representative’s statement is a correct statement of Cracker Barrel policy. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
 

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Nice.
 

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Great letter Ed. I too eat frequently in Cracker Barrel when traveling on business and pleasure, and usually openly carrying.
 

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I used the form on their website to ask about the apparent confusion as to whether or not the general policy is to permit carriers of firearms or to eject them.

If the confusion is originating with them, they need to make up their mind.

Hopefully this will get settled as a win-win. I like their restaurants, though it's been about a year since my family had dinner there.
 

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One of my favorite places to eat...i hope the response turns out well.

I'm running out of good breakfast/lunch places to eat.
 

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I eat there often...hell it was one of first jobs back in the day...WAY back in the day. I have open carried (recently) at the Marietta and Kennesaw locations with no issues. Also, I think that after the AD happened in Florida (see attached), if they became anti-gun at the corporate level, there would be no doubt as to their stance. So until I hear something from Lebanon, TN then I will continue to carry there and spend my money there as well.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/n...ged-after-gun-goes-sanford-cracker-bar/npD7S/
 

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I eat there often...hell it was one of first jobs back in the day...WAY back in the day. I have open carried (recently) at the Marietta and Kennesaw locations with no issues. Also, I think that after the AD happened in Florida (see attached), if they became anti-gun at the corporate level, there would be no doubt as to their stance. So until I hear something from Lebanon, TN then I will continue to carry there and spend my money there as well.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/n...ged-after-gun-goes-sanford-cracker-bar/npD7S/
iirc the hotel and Cracker Barrel are both on land owned by kennesaw state and leased to the two indefinitely
 

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owns land?

When it comes to K-12 schools, if the school or the school Board owns the land, the school law itself isn't always triggered. The next question we must ask is: "Is the land being used for elementary or secondary education?" See 16-11-127.1 (a).

But for colleges and universities, the use of the land doesn't matter. That's not part of the law, the way our legislature wrote it. Instead, the question is simply whether the place is in or on the campus of any public or private technical school, vocational school, college, or university.

So is the Kennesaw Cracker Barrel "on the campus" of KSU?
Can a university own land in the same general area as their campus, but not have that other parcel of land count as part of the campus because some non-university properties separate it from the rest of the campus?

I truly don't know.
Man, we really need to take Code section 16-11-127.1 out behind the barn, put a black bag over its head, screw a suppressor onto our pistols' muzzles, and put this worthless SOB of a law out of OUR misery.
 

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When it comes to K-12 schools, if the school or the school Board owns the land, the school law itself isn't always triggered. The next question we must ask is: "Is the land being used for elementary or secondary education?" See 16-11-127.1 (a).

But for colleges and universities, the use of the land doesn't matter. That's not part of the law, the way our legislature wrote it. Instead, the question is simply whether the place is in or on the campus of any public or private technical school, vocational school, college, or university.

So is the Kennesaw Cracker Barrel "on the campus" of KSU?
Can a university own land in the same general area as their campus, but not have that other parcel of land count as part of the campus because some non-university properties separate it from the rest of the campus?

I truly don't know.
Man, we really need to take Code section 16-11-127.1 out behind the barn, put a black bag over its head, screw a suppressor onto our pistols' muzzles, and put this worthless SOB of a law out of OUR misery.
Oye. And I have stopped reading the campus carry stuff because, well, I am annoyed as hell about it. Now, you have to go and bring this up... :wildeyed:
 

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When it comes to K-12 schools, if the school or the school Board owns the land, the school law itself isn't always triggered. The next question we must ask is: "Is the land being used for elementary or secondary education?" See 16-11-127.1 (a).

But for colleges and universities, the use of the land doesn't matter. That's not part of the law, the way our legislature wrote it. Instead, the question is simply whether the place is in or on the campus of any public or private technical school, vocational school, college, or university.

So is the Kennesaw Cracker Barrel "on the campus" of KSU?
Can a university own land in the same general area as their campus, but not have that other parcel of land count as part of the campus because some non-university properties separate it from the rest of the campus?

I truly don't know.
Man, we really need to take Code section 16-11-127.1 out behind the barn, put a black bag over its head, screw a suppressor onto our pistols' muzzles, and put this worthless SOB of a law out of OUR misery.
Wasn't there a man arrested in Athens because he had a pistol in the hotel that resides on school property?
 
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