Gun-Free Georgia Waffle House Robbed Two Times in Three Weeks
A Waffle House in Newnan, Georgia was robbed twice in the last three weeks.
Waffle House has “no guns” policy.
The chain of late-night hash brown and egg joints has long held a “no guns” policy but that hasn’t stopped a Georgia location from being repeatedly robbed at gunpoint.
Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, the breakfast chain has some 2,100 locations in 25 states, primarily in the South, but robbers have targeted a restaurant in the Newnan area twice in the last month.
As reported by The Newnan-Times Herald, the McCollum-Sharpsburg location in Coweta County was targeted by two armed men around 11:20 p.m. Sunday night. While no customers were in the cafe, Troy Foles with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office reported one suspect placed a gun in the cook’s back and demanded her wallet, while a server opened the cash register.
The robbery netted $367.
It’s not just the Coweta store that has seen violence. Two other Waffle House locations in Fairburn and Jonesboro were robbed on Sunday night, early Monday morning, according to Foles.
The chain in the past has kicked out law enforcement officers and armed National Guardsmen while enforcing their strict “no-guns” policy. This hasn’t stopped defensive gun use by armed concealed carry practitioners in 2015, 2013 and 2012, in each case leaving a would-be robber shot.