The Cheesecake Factory just disrespected our men in blue in the WORST way possible. The restaurant said it has strict rules that apply to everyone even law enforcement. WTF!
Reported by americannews,
According to recent reports, The Cheesecake Factory at the Tacoma Washington Mall kicked 6 police officers out of their restaurant on Tuesday, after the general manager told the officers firearms were not allowed in the restaurant—even for uniformed police officers.
Miriam Nichols, one of the six disrespected officers, took to social media to share her story.
“I am local law enforcement and 5 co-workers and I were told to leave by the general manager, Will, of your Tacoma Mall location because 3 of us were wearing our badge, gun and were visibly identifiable as on-duty law enforcement. We were told the guns are not allowed whether you are law enforcement or not, they are not welcome,” Nichols wrote on The Cheesecake Factory’s page. “Everyone in our party was extremely upset at the lack of support we received at this location. One of our group members informed her husband immediately contacted the establishment and was eventually routed to Will, who told him that corporate has a strict no gun policy and that no person carrying a firearm, to include on duty law enforcement, we’re not welcome to eat there. When we walked in, no one in our group saw any sign that said no firearms allowed.”
A misunderstanding that barred six state Department of Corrections officers Tuesday from having lunch at the new Cheesecake Factory in Tacoma has been resolved.
Miriam Nichols, who has worked for DOC for three years, posted her experience to the restaurant’s Facebook page Tuesday night, complaining that she and five uniformed co-workers were refused service because three of them were carrying service weapons.
“We were told the guns are not allowed, whether you are law enforcement or not, they are not welcome,” Nichols wrote.
How do you feel about The Cheesecake Factory’s rule on guns?