Tesar made light of the situation on his personal Facebook page and had a gentle discussion with a patron who was shocked that the chef might not be totally fine with her carrying at Knife. The chef told the customer that he was fine with her carrying, as long as she kept her gun concealed.
If someone comes into Knife with a gun on his or her hip, Tesar says he'll have a "nice conversation" with the person and ask them to leave the gun in the trunk of their car. He doesn't want anyone to feel so unsafe at his restaurant that they feel the need to carry a weapon to eat there, he says.
"It's not that we don't want them here, but if they feel unsafe, I don't want them to feel paranoid while they're eating dinner," Tesar says.
Hopefully, Tesar says, his speaking out won't cause gun rights advocates to force a confrontation at one of his restaurants.
"These are really just my opinions. I never force my opinion on anybody, I just don't want anybody to take it away from me. If anything, my opinion is my gun," he says.