Houston Open Carry Policy in Restaurants & Grocery Stores
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Editor note: Starting 2/1, I will transition to confirming which are actually posted.
Admin: @kylejack on Twitter
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Grocery Store
Was a sign posted, when checked after 2/1?
Summarized Position
Confirmed by
Question: Will you post a 30.07 sign banning open carry of handguns in your store, starting January 1?
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AldiWill not post signs.K"Thank you for contacting us. Please know that ALDI follows the laws of each state in which we operate. Therefore, ALDI will continue to not post signage in stores."
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CostcoWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signK
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Food Town[No response yet]K
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FiestaWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signK
"Some of our customers on social media have asked about Fiesta’s “Open Carry” policy. Fiesta Mart, LLC. has decided not to allow open carried weapons by customers in our stores or liquor stores. We believe this is in the best interest of our customers and employees. It is our right to not allow anyone, outside of law enforcement or licensed security officers, to open carry weapons in our place of business."
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HEBWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signK
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KrogerWill not post signs and welcomes open carry.K
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Phoenicia
Will ban open carry with a 30.07 sign, in restaurant and both grocery stores
K"Yes Kyle, we will, to allow shopper and families to shop comfortably."
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Randall'sWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signK
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Sellers BrosWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signK"Good Evening, Yes, the signs will be posted in our stores. Sincerely, Sellers Bros."
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Spec's LiquorHas not banned open carry.K
Current sign on one store states: "It is unlawful for a person to carry a weapon on this premise unless the weapon is a handgun and the person is licensed under subchapter H, chapter 411 of the government code." Such a sign would allow both open and concealed carry by a person with a license to carry a handgun.
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SproutsHas banned open carry with a 30.07 signK
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TargetWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signK
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Trader Joe'sWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signK
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WalmartWill not post signs.K
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Whole Foods
Will ban all guns with a 30.06 sign (concealed) and a 30.07 sign (open carry)
K"As a private retailer; we have opted not to allow firearms on the premises except for store security."
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RestaurantSummarized Position
Confirmed by
Question: Will you post a 30.07 sign banning open carry of handguns in your restaurant, starting January 1?
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Amy's Ice CreamsHas banned open carry with a 30.07 signK"Hi, I can confirm that posters have been distributed and should be up in all stores. Our open carry ban is at all locations."
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Antone's Famous Po Boys
Will ban open carry with a 30.07 sign (2 locations only, others unknown)K"Kyle Jack - we are posting signs to prohibit open carry at the three Legacy Restaurants locations - those are: The Original Ninfas on Navigation, the Antone's Famous Po' Boys on TC Jester, and the Antone's Famous Po' Boys on San Felipe at 610."
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Arpi's DeliWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signP"we will posts signs in all our businesses that ask that there be no open carry allowed"
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Artisana Breads
Will ban all guns with a 30.06 sign (concealed) and a 30.07 sign (open carry)
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"Because it is impossible for us to read the intentions of those entering our doors, we respectfully request (require) our customers to neither openly-carry nor conceal-carry weapons into our bakery. We have posted the required signage and ask that, if one is so inclined, one does not test our resolve on this issue. Thank you."
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ArtisansWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signK
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Backstreet CafeWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signD
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Barnaby's[No response yet]K
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BatangaNo sign.Has not posted a 30.07 signKChecked 2/3. No sign has been posted.
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BB's Cafe[No response yet]K
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Beaver'sWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signK"Open carry yes. We will still allow concealed."
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Beck's PrimeWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signK"We are not going to allow open carry in our restaurants. We are in the process of getting signs posted on entry doors. Thanks"
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Benjy'sWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signK"Yes"
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Bernie's Burger BusWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signD
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BerryhillWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signK"Yes, we will be posting signs"
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BlacksmithHas banned open carry with a 30.07 signK
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Brennan'sWill not post signs at this time.K"We are not posting any signage at this time. We will continue to evaluate as circumstances warrant. We do not want to solve a problem we do not yet have."\
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Brisket HouseDon't know yet. P
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Brasserie 19Will ban open carry with a 30.07 signP
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Brooklyn Athletic ClubPosting 51% signs [bans all guns, except law enforcement]K"We do fall in the 51% and posted those signs ready for the new year. Our other locations will have the penal code 30.07 signage posted as well."
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Brooks' PlaceOffers a discount to people who open carry handgunsKTRK"We support it 100 percent. We support it because we believe in the Second Amendment. We believe in the right to protect your home, your family, and your business."
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Cafe BrasilHave not come to a decision as of 1/5 but expect to soon. P
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Cajun StopWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signKS
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CaracolWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signD
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Chuy'sHas banned open carry with a 30.07 signK
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ColtivareWill not allow open carry.P"Hi there, Agricole Hospitality concepts will not allow open carry."
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Common BondHas banned open carry with a 30.07 signK"We will be posting 30.07 signs at our establishment." || Checked 2/1. 30.07 sign posted above second entrance doorway.
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Coppa OsteriaWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signP
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Corkscrew BBQWill not post signs.K"Kyle, we will not be posting any signs. We do however, reserve the right to refuse service to anyone acting out of line."
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Creek Group (Onion Creek etc)
Will ban open carry with a 30.07 signK"We are currently obtaining signs to post as soon as possible."
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Cyclone Anaya'sHas banned open carry with a 30.07 signK"we've put up our 30.07 signs & banned open carry in our restaurants."
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Da MarcoHas banned open carry with a 30.07 signP
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Dolce VitaHas banned open carry with a 30.07 signP
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El Patio[No response yet]K
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El RealEmailed on 1/5 - no response yetK
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El Rey TaqueriaWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signKS"Yes, we are going to post them as soon as we receive them. "
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El Tiempo restaurantsWill not post signs for now, but investigating options.K
"I have decided not to do this immediately cause we are unprepared. [...] we are being told and trying to understand from the limited info available that we must post 4 signs that are 2 by 2 and at all entrances to the properties.
it is an impractical, unclear and kinda crazy requirement. They failed to think thru the practicality of what I thin16 sq feet of signage( must be spanish and english) we are seeking more opinions legal and otherwise to resolve the proper smart and feasible solution. I will deal with it as Best I can once i get more advise on the matter and and have a proper course of action.
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F.E.E.D. TX restaurantsResponse pending as of 1/1K"I have forwarded your email to my director of operations so I can get a company wide answer. I will have an answer to your question within the next few days and will pass the information to you. "
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Freebird's World BurritoWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signK
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Fusion TacoPosted a 30.07 sign, but it's non-compliantP"Yes, we have posted a 30.07 sign on our store front window." || Checked 2/3. There's a 30.07 sign posted, but the text is not at least one inch tall.
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Fuzzy's TacosHas banned open carry with a 30.07 signK
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Gatlin's BarbecueCalled and left message 1/5P
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GlasswallWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signK"Our other locations will have the penal code 30.07 signage posted as well."
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Good Dog HoustonWill ban open carry with a 30.-07 signK"Yes we will Kyle. Our sign is on order and should arrive this Friday."
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Goode Co restaurantsResponse pendingK"we're working on getting more details in order for us to notify you properly, we'll keep you updated"
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Gringo's/Jimmy Changa'sWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signCH
“We just felt that knowing our customers, allowing someone to walk in openly carrying a weapon, it would make them feel a little uncomfortable. We’re primarily a family environment in terms of our restaurant. And so we decided it’s probably best not to allow open carry."
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Happy FatzHas banned open carry with a 30.07 signK
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HelenNo sign.Will ban open carry with a 30.07 signPChecked 2/14. No sign posted.
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Hickory HollowCalled 1/5. "Owner has not yet informed us on decision"P
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HimalayaWill not allow open carry.K"Read my lips. We will not allow open carry."
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Holley'sEmailed on 1/5 - no response yetP
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HoneymoonPosted a 30.07 sign, but it's non-compliantKChecked 2/3. There's a 30.07 sign posted, but the text is not at least one inch tall.
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House of PiesWill ban open carry with a 30.07 sign at all locationsP
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Houston'sHas banned open carry with a 30.07 signK"We appreciate your inquiry and actually posted the sign January 1st. "
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Hubcap GrillWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signK"Yes!"
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Hugo'sWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signD
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Hungry'sWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signP
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Jenni's Noodle House Will ban open carry with a 30.07 signK12/30: "signs going up at all Jenni's Noodle House locations today, NO OPEN CARRY, dumplings & AR's don't mix!"
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Jinya RamenHas banned open carry with a 30.07 signK
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Jus Mac
Manager at Montrose location was unaware of the issue. Says he'll post signs.
P"We have a lot of kids in here and we'll probably have signs posted by the end of the night!" Says he'll call me if they do so.
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Kata RobataEmailed on 1/5 - no response yetK
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Katz's DeliWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signP"Can you please add us (Katz’s Deli, 616 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77006) to the list of restaurants who DO NOT allow open carry!"
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Kenny & Ziggy'sWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signP
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Killen's restaurantsEmailed on 1/5 - no response yetK
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KUUWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signP
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La Tapatia[No response yet]K
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Luna y Sol[No response yet, deleted my question]K
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Lupe TortillaWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signCH
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MKT BarWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signP"we will posts signs in all our businesses that ask that there be no open carry allowed"
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Mala SichuanConsidering options, believes customers should at least conceal.K"Thank you for your input, I will take that into consideration. Since we are selling alcohol, we will most likely have people at least conceal their weapons."
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Max's Wine DiveEmailed on 1/5 - no response yetP
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McDonald'sDecision is left to the individual franchiseesK
"We recognize that there is a lot of emotion and passion surrounding the issue of firearms and open carry weapons laws. While we respect the differing views of all our customers, McDonald’s company-owned restaurants follow local, state and federal laws as it relates to open carry weapons in our restaurants. For franchisee-owned restaurants, operational decisions regarding open carry weapon laws are made by the independent franchisee. That said, as with all aspects of operating a McDonald’s restaurant, we expect our franchisees and their crew to follow local, state and federal laws."
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Mockingbird BistroHas banned open carry with a 30.07 signP
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Molina'sWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signK"Yes"
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Natachee'sHas banned open carry with a 30.07 signAG
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New York BagelsWill ban open carry with a 30.06 signK"Yes. Our goal is to assure the security and comfort of our customers."
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Niko Niko'sWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signK"Thanks Kyle yes we will be posting sign"
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Ninfa's on NavigationWill ban open carry with a 30.07 signKKyle Jack - we are posting signs to prohibit open carry at the three Legacy Restaurants locations - those are: The Original Ninfas on Navigation, the Antone's Famous Po' Boys on TC Jester, and the Antone's Famous Po' Boys on San Felipe at 610.
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Ouisie's TableHas banned open carry with a 30.07 signK"I noticed you have a spread sheet with names of restaurants with 30.07 sign and my restaurant isn't one of them, it is called: Ouisie's Table. Thank you for all that you do."
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