Any law-abiding citizen who walks into Bergeron’s restaurant in Port Allen, Louisiana, will receive a 10 percent discount if they are carrying a firearm.
Nope, this is not a joke, but the words and promise of owner Kevin Cox.
“If you have a gun on you, I’m going to give you a discount,” Cox told local news affiliate WAFB.
The pro-Second Amendment promotion started about two weeks ago, and was inspired by the discount Cox offers to on-duty police officers who stop by during their shift to grub out on some southern fried fish. Cox figured he’d just extend it to any lawful armed patron.
“My friends and relatives would come in with their guns on their holster,” said Cox. “I felt good about that. It made me feel safer that they were there with their gun so why not include all good citizens with the officers too.”
Thus far, it appears his promotion has the support of locals.
“I think it protects the restaurant. It discourages people from breaking in. If they think someone may have a gun and it’s concealed, you’ll think twice about coming in and robbing somebody,” said customer Steve Moore.
Likewise, customer Mike Campbell said, “You feel safer because I mean somebody walks in and wants to rob the place, they’re going to think twice when they see it’s not a gun free place.”