"Guns Are Welcome" Sign Draws New Customers To Tennessee Restaurant

| by Amanda Schallert

Posting a sign that reads “Guns are Welcome” on her restaurant doors has earned East Tennessee woman Sharma Floyd some new, loyal and “god-fearing” customers.

The Shiloh and Brew owner said she put up the notice on her doors after reading about other restaurants starting to tell their customers to not bring their firearms inside, according to WBIR-TV.   

“(Another restaurant) had put up a sign that said ‘No Weapons Allowed’ and they were robbed at gunpoint two days later,” Floyd said. “That got me thinking.”

Starbucks, Sonic and Chili’s have recently been telling customers that their guns are not welcome in their restaurants, according to the Blaze.

Floyd said she posted the notice about a month ago, and has gained customers and received some gratitude from members of her community.

“I can honestly say I’ve gotten way more support than the one person who really gave me a lot of grief over it,” she said. ”I have had so many customers take pictures of the sign, ask to meet me in person and thank me.”

Floyd added that she does not serve beer to customers with guns on their body.

“There have been as many as eight people in here at one time who I know for a fact had guns,” Floyd said. “And no one would have known it except I know them personally. They’re law abiding, god fearing, Christian people. And that’s what I stand on. That’s what my restaurant is based on. ”

Source: The Blaze, Image Credit: WBIR-TV