Chipotle asks customers not to bring guns

In a statement Monday, Chipotle, based in Denver, said that “the display of firearms in our restaurants has now created an environment that is potentially intimidating or uncomfortable for many of our customers.”
By CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer, AP Food Industry Writer Published: May 20, 2014

Chipotle is asking customers not to bring firearms into its restaurants after it says gun rights advocates brought military-style assault rifles into one of its restaurants in Texas. The Denver-based company notes that it has complied with local gun laws.

But in a statement Monday, the company said that “the display of firearms in our restaurants has now created an environment that is potentially intimidating or uncomfortable for many of our customers.”

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America said they petitioned the company as a reaction to open-carry gun activists at a Dallas-area Chipotle restaurant over the weekend.

Associated Press