Burritos, not bullets: Want to eat at Chipotle? You’ll have to leave your gun at home

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Bring your appetite… but not your guns.

That’s the message from Chipotle after a social media campaign after gun rights activists openly displayed their assault rifles inside one of its restaurants in Dallas this past weekend.

“Recently, participants from an “open carry” demonstration in Texas brought guns (including military-style assault rifles) into one of our restaurants, causing many of our customers anxiety and discomfort,” said Chipotle’s Chris Arnold in statement. “We are respectfully asking that customers not bring guns into our restaurants, unless they are authorized law enforcement personnel.”

An anti-gun activist group called “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America” began a Twitter campaign on Monday against customers bringing guns into Chipotle.

The group, which was formed after the mass shooting of children in Sandy Hook, posted a photograph on its Twitter account of two guys carrying guns inside a Chipotle restaurant. The Twitter handle @MomsDemand asked customers to tell Chipotle that such images are not “acceptable,” and that “we won’t feed our kids next to armed gunmen.”

Chipotle response came within 24 hours of the campaign.

On Tuesday, the group tweeted: WE WON! @ChipotleTweets says #BurritosNotBullets No more guns in stores.

Last year, Starbucks also told customers they shouldn’t bring guns into its stores. The company said the debate about whether people should openly carry guns had become increasingly uncivil and that the chain did not want its stores to be used as a political stage.

2 comments

  • educated one

    ENOUGH SAID…

    ALL LEGAL CARRY MEMBERS it appears that the DO NOT WANT YOU TO PURCHASE ANYTHING FROM CHIPOTLE EVER AGAIN…

    It appears that they would like to be a GUN FREE ZONE…

    HOPEFULLY THE WILL NOT MAKE THE LIST LIKE ALL THE OTHER GUN FREE ZONES THAT HAD MASS SHOOTINGS ( SINCE THE CUSTOMERS WERE UNARMED and gunnned down like sheep while they wait for the police to protect them).

    Can anyone remind them of seven or eight instances where gun free zones = mass shootings? I can…

    For my safety, I will go elsewhere…

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