Friday, April 30, 2010

IHOP's Policy On Guns In It's Franchised Locations - Including The One In Detroit

As per my previous post, I am now informing you of the response that I got from IHOP regarding the lawful carry of firearms in its franchised locations.

Dear Mr. Ector,

Thank you for your inquiry regarding the carrying of weapons at IHOP restaurants.

While we do not have a formal policy on this issue, we direct our franchise owners to comply with all local, state and federal laws. Guests that are abiding by the law are welcome at IHOP Restaurants. Because additional attention has been focused on this particular issue recently, we have reminded our franchise system of these requirements per our franchise agreement with them.

Again, thank you for your interest and the opportunity to clarify our stance on this issue.


Guest Service Representative
IHOP Restaurant Support Center

I am reading this response as coporate headquarters is now reminding the franchised locations that the lawful carrying of firearms is to be allowed.

So, who wants to join me for pancakes and guns on Jefferson Avenue tomorrow morning? If I am refused service, I will notify headquarters.

1 comment:

Mike W. said...

Rick - We often hold our open carry gatherings at the local IHOP. IHOP corporate made it clear to us that their stores will not bar gun owners, and the local manager is more than happy to have us.