UNITED STATES: ‘ Panera Bread Introduces No Gun-Toting Policy’

Won’t ever go back. Just like that stupid coffee place…. who were for guns before they were against them.

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#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES – September 08 – Panera Bread is asking customers not to bring guns into its restaurants. The request places it on a growing list of companies asking guests to refrain from toting firearms into their locations amid an ongoing nationwide debate about gun policy.Panera Bread Panera Bread (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The request is simply we recognize everyone’s rights,” said Panera CEO Ron Shaich during a phone interview Monday. “But we also recognize that we are building communities in our cafes and are where people come to catch a breath.”

“We’re simply respectfully requesting that people leave their guns at home,” he added. “It’s that simple.”

The move nods to why people choose to dine at Panera—essentially to catch a breath and mellow out, Shaich said. To date, the chain hasn’t had any material issues with firearms at its stores, he added.

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