As any American looking to eat out on a budget, I'm not one to pass up a great deal, and this one is arguably better than the McDonald's value menu: Bring your gun to Bergeron's Restaurant in Port Allen, La. and get 10 percent off your order for making the owner feel "safer." "I just need to see a weapon. I need you to be carrying a gun," Kevin Cox told NBC33.
Cox first started offering this deal to police officers who visited his restaurant (to "thank" them), but recently extended the discount to all his customers who come in packing heat.
"My friends and relatives would come in with their guns on their holster. 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," Cox told WAFB.
The head of this Trip Advisor four-and-half-star-rated restaurant also thinks that the recent spate of retail stores deciding to ban their customers from bringing their guns with them to shop is just bad customer service.
"I keep hearing so much about people banning guns," Cox told NBC33. "Target's banning guns and these people are banning guns. Don't they realize that that's where people with guns are going to go? I want to take the opposite approach. How can I make my place safer?"
One customer, Steve Moore, is happy with the promotion. He told WAFB, "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."
Cox told NBC33 that he's averaging around 15 to 20 discounts a day.