Subway restaurant chain asks customers to conceal weapons

Published 5:41 pm Thursday, July 9, 2020

The Subway restaurant chain is now asking customers to conceal their firearms when coming into its stores across the nation.

The Raleigh News & Observer reported Wednesday that the policy change comes two months after photos showed gun-toting customers visiting a store in the North Carolina city.

The Connecticut-based company has posted the change on the policy section of its website. The policy does not apply to law enforcement.

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“Subway respectfully requests that guests (other than authorized law enforcement) refrain from openly displaying firearms inside restaurants — even in states where ‘open carry’ is permitted,” the policy states.

In May, a photographer for The News & Observer captured images of a man carrying an AT4 rocket launcher in a Subway in Raleigh. The rock launcher had a sticker saying “inert” on it. It was slung over his back with two pistols in holsters on his waist.

Photos showed another person carrying a pump-action shotgun. Another photo shows a man sitting with a shotgun propped on a bench while holding a sandwich.

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