[Video] THIRD Armed Robbery at Jack in the Box After Restaurant Asks Customers to Leave Guns
A couple of weeks ago, Jack in the Box restaurants asked customers to leave their legally carried guns at home. While it sounds like this was a request more than a ban, it looks like criminals might have been paying attention and realized Jack in the Box restaurants would be easy targets.
According to Click2Houston, four armed men wearing masks robbed a Jack in the Box restaurant in NW Houston, TX. The robbery took place in the middle of the day.
This is third time a Jack in the Box restaurant has been targeted by armed criminals since the burger chain made their request in regards to legally carried guns.
Jack in the Box finds itself the most recent corporation to have to weigh in on the open carry debate following a demonstration at a Texas Jack in the Box.
Anti-gun activist group Moms Demand Action pressured the restaurant chain to ban guns in their restaurants following the demonstration. The company took a soft-line approach, issuing the following statement,
Creating a warm and inviting environment for all of our guests and employees is a top priority for Jack in the Box. The presence of guns inside a restaurant could create an uncomfortable situation for our guests and employees and lead to unintended consequences. While we respect the rights of all our guests, we would prefer that guests not bring their guns inside our restaurants.
- Jack in the Box VP of Corporate Communications Brian Luscomb
Earlier this week Chipotle issued a similar statement to Jack in the Box following another open carry demonstration in Texas.