It happened at the Denny's in the 11900 block of East Freeway at Federal Rd.
A witness told us one or two suspects entered the restaurant, brandishing guns and demanding money.
A tow truck driver in the restaurant also happened to have a gun.
According to the witness, the tow truck driver pulled his gun on the suspects and a shootout ensued.
No one was injured. The suspect or suspects fled, but they left without any money.
Additional information was not immediately available.