Awesome it went well.
I took Franklin today, as well. Except, I sit outside on the bench and have him in a down. We have a "no petting" wrap for our leash and it works. I still have the occasional "can we pet?" I usually tell them I'd prefer they didn't. My requests are usually respected. My problem with going inside is that there's too many people not paying attention to their dog and looking for their items. Next thing you know, dog fight! So I just have a list, the wife goes in and I sit out with Franklin. On Wednesday, we go in because it isn't busy. Win-win.