Chipotle asks customers not to bring guns into its restaurants

Should diners be able to openly carry guns in restaurants?

Chipotle Mexican Grill doesn't think so. The chain, founded in Denver by Steve Ells just over two decades ago, is asking customers not to bring firearms into its restaurants. The request follows a recent incident in which open-carry enthusiasts brought assault rifles into a Texas Chipotle.

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"Because the display of firearms in our restaurants has now created an environment that is potentially intimidating or uncomfortable for many of our customers, we think it is time to make this request," says a statement sent to us by a Chipotle spokesperson.

Read more about the situation -- including Chipotle's entire statement -- on Latest Word.

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