Buffalo Wild Wings is attracting controversy after some of the chain’s company-owned restaurants have begun posting signs banning guns on the property.
KDKA reports photos taken at restaurants around the nation are popping up on social media sites, showing signs stating that guns are not allowed inside the buildings.
The move has sparked outrage on the company’s official Facebook page.
"It's your right to disarm your customers as is our right to go eat elsewhere from now on to prevent becoming a victim,” said one poster. “I changed banks for the same reason.”
In a statement to KDKA, officials at Buffalo Wild Wings' corporate headquarters said the company “respects the right of individuals to carry firearms.
"One of our top priorities is the comfort, safety and enjoyment of our guests, and we have elected to exercise our right to prohibit the carrying of firearms in our company-owned restaurants.”
The company told KDKA it regrets any inconveniences, but “This long-standing position is in the best interest of our guests and our team members. This position may vary in independently owned franchised locations.”
KDKA checked a few of the local Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants around Pittsburgh and found most of them currently do not have signs banning guns on their doors.
At the chain's Gibsonia location, neither employees nor a manager would comment on the restaurant's position on the issue.
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