Dept. of Corrections Officers booted from Cheesecake Factory for carrying firearms

Given the hypersensitivity of today’s snowflakes, I would think that any restaurant employee would be well-versed with their employer’s firearm rules. Course many don’t even know the firearm rules in their state or at the federal level. Hence the hypersensitivity of today’s snowflakes…


From Officers with the Department of Corrections were recently ousted from the Cheesecake Factory restaurant at the Tacoma Mall. Why? Because they were carrying their sidearms.

“They had seated us in the back area,” Miriam Nichols told KIRO Radio’s Jason Rantz. “Shortly after the rest of our party arrived, we were asked to leave because we were carrying our firearms with us. They said they did not allow firearms in their establishment.”

The group was seated in the back of the restaurant, Nichols noted. They avoided making too large of a scene as the officers showed their badges and law enforcement identification to the Cheesecake Factory managers, explaining why they — as officers — had guns on them.

“They said it didn’t matter and they asked us to leave,” Nichols said. “We left quietly and tried not to make more of a scene than it already was.”

Cheesecake Factory management was polite, she said, and weren’t trying to be rude over the situation. “There are only so many ways to politely kick someone out of an establishment, though,” Nichols said.

“I was a little floored that it was even happening,” she said. “This wasn’t the first place that my colleagues and I have gone to lunch … having contact with clients, offenders, the general public, while on duty. This is the first time we had this reaction.

The incident at the Tacoma Mall Cheesecake Factory made its way onto social media where it garnered considerable attention. Nichols said that people responded to it with outrage and disbelief. “It’s kind of given that law enforcement carry firearms,” Nichols said.

It didn’t take long for the Cheesecake Factory’s corporate level management to respond. The restaurant released a statement:

“Our policy is to allow uniformed and identified law enforcement officials to possess their service weapons on our premises. To the extent that there was a miscommunication of our policy, we sincerely apologize.”

Nichols said her department has been contacted and the restaurant wants to rectify the situation. She has been told that there was a miscommunication with the Tacoma management and that the company does not have a policy to ban law enforcement with firearms from their restaurants.

“They said it was not a corporate policy that law enforcement cannot be there,” Nichols said. “In fact, they do allow law enforcement to be there, carrying firearms concealed or open carry because they are law enforcement. They are sincerely sorry about how this was handled. It was misinformation from the manager to us that got this whole situation started.”



11 responses to “Dept. of Corrections Officers booted from Cheesecake Factory for carrying firearms

  1. They better hope that they are never robbed!!!!! With a policy like that then police officials would not be able to perform their duties within that establishment! People better wake up or else they are and will be considered sitting ducks and open season for criminal activity!

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  2. I guess guns hurt their feelings…bunch of special snowflake idiots.
    I wonder what the other patrons did when they saw the exchange between the officers and the management?
    If I were present, I would’ve demanded my money back and walked out with them.

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  3. Perfect picture to go with the story, DCG! LMAO!
    The Lib/Prog Propagandists have created a whole generation of lemmings.

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  4. More and more establishments are going to lose good customers doing stupid thing like this as more and more law enforcement officers will quit buying from them. Do they really think their policy keeps guns out??? Criminals carry their guns where ever they go and just don’t allow you to see them unless they decide to rob your place or just shoot it up! You would be really surprised to learn how many restaurants give law enforcement officers discount SO they will eat in their restaurants. Its is cheap security!

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  5. That manager would be looking for a new job if he had been working for me.

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  6. Unless I catch wind of a manager being fired or severely reprimanded over this fiasco I won’t be darkening their doorstep anytime soon.

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  7. Last darned over-priced piece of Cheesecake Factory cheesecake I’ll EVER eat! AND…PS…you KNOW that if someone gives you a Cheesecake Factory gift card for Christmas….you can go online and exchange it for some other card or for cash?

    I don’t know about you all, but when/if I EVER enter and seat at an establishment these days for food or whatever…..if I see armed men in blue there….I want to sit RIGHT ON TOP OF THEM. Once right after 9-11 I was on a cross-country flight and I checked-in right behind a US Marshall who was checking his credentials to carry his cased-rifle on board. MY GOD…it was the first post 9-11 flight where I experienced complete PEACE and a feeling that, lacking a mechanical or weather catastrophe…..I was going to be just fine!

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  8. I am sorry, but I am not buying this version at all. Not their policy? BS. When you go into training for management of any of these large chains, it takes months and you know every aspect of their policies, inside and out.
    If this were true. I would guess some little liberal manager took it upon themself to toss out the officers, and thus the free security, all on their own.
    I can hardly wait until this country gets new leadership.
    It is time we start pushing back on these dangerous and archaic ways.

    Makes one wonder how the management would have reacted if President Obama walked in for dinner. What would they tell his secret service detail?

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  9. Two problems. (1) It should be illegal anywhere to enact a ‘policy’ supplanting the 2nd Amendment Supreme Law of the Land. (2) Baby mentality holding LEOs as a superior species.

    What lawyers in Korporate Kangaroo Kongress won’t tell you is that you are at sea, even in the middle of Kansas, when you do Kommerce as a US citizen aka ’employee’/’officer’ of their Korporation. Law of the Land does not apply at sea. So we are ruled by Them(tm) at whim. Instaed of Supreme Law we get restaurant policies.

    LEOs are not more entitled to carry than us. This propaganda meme is the purpose served by this agitprop story plant. You’re brainwashed! You don’t need much metro news in USSA to see how cops cover-up for the masonic blue line (every sgt. a lodge member), take ‘roids til a tad psycho, and twitch that trigger too much. Nowadays LEO training manuals from Alinskyites label anyone with Ron Paul stickers or Bibles a terrorist.

    When they maim and kill they get a paper reprimand and paid time off if it’s really bad. Funny how they are constantly “in fear for their life” when shooting, like that harmless unarmed wilderness bum in New Mexico they dropped. They disobey their own training on “stopping power” favoring their own beloved tactic, pump lead until dead. Firing dozens of rounds at one unarmed man is now common. Crocodile Dundee had a whole stand-up routine about cops considering any member of the public a potential enemy. It’s not a joke any more.

    LEOs are actually Attitude Enforcers because they don’t know law. They are hired for low IQ, a fact now public knowledge, it hit the papers long ago. They respond to your attitude, presenting the choice: I AM the law, submit or suffer. Welcome to Orwell doublethink on ‘roids.

    To get America back from USSA pirates, study their legal bamboozle, and reseat Americans under Common Law as American state nationals, not ‘US citizens,’ with the feds under the land Constitution as enacted — not the imitation korporate charter at sea minus 13th Amendment prohibiting bar lawyers from holding office. Public offices are supposed to be for you and me.

    Good cops can become allies of good common folk by disobeying silly orders. You’ve read the news about cops stopping churches from feeding the homeless. America was designed so states and juries and judges and sheriffs could nullify such ridiculousness.

    Those cops denied their free meal should have sued the place for 2nd Amendment violation. Even in losing they might learn the reason why: they are effectively “mall cops” for the DC corporation, not public officials.


    • You sound like some one that not only is drinking the Kool-Aid, but is also bathing in it. Your liberalism is blinding you. All police do NOT belong to some masonic blue line. You say every sergeant is a member. I was a sergeant and retired as a Captain and I never was a member of this so called lodge. We are held to a higher standard that you will ever be. That doesn’t mean we get better treatment it means when someone accuses one of us of doing wrong we get put through the wringer at the local AND federal levels. We do stick together because when the going gets rough people like you will run and hide and only another officer will put his life on the line to save ours. When an officer does wrong and other officers cover it up they are wrong. Sure there are bad police officers out there, but there are a whole lot more of the good ones. Most officers hate bad police because they drag us down because people like you think one bad cop equates to all of us being bad. Why don’t you apply to your local law enforcement agency to allow you to do a few ride a long’s so you can see the truth for your self! BTW, in my 30 years I never covered up for any officer that I knew was bad.

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