The restaurant refused to embrace the government’s COVID vaccination rules, and the business was shut down by health officials.
Join The True Defender Telegram Chanel Here: https://t.me/TheTrueDefender
The Pleasant Hill location of the popular burger chain got closed on Tuesday, after it ignored repeated warnings to verify that customers who wanted to dine indoors had vaccination cards, or proof that they’re COVID negative.
“Officials also issued warnings and fines to In-N-Out restaurants in Pinole and San Ramon,” The Guardian reported.
“Public health authorities see vaccination enforcement requirements as vital tools in slowing Covid-19 at a time when 1,500 or more Americans are dying each day from the virus. However, In-N-Out, based in Irvine, in southern California, has consistently refused to heed the requirements in the Bay Area, which are some of the strictest in the state,” the report followed.
“We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government. It is unreasonable, invasive, and unsafe to force our restaurant associates to segregate customers into those who may be served and those who may not,” In-N-Out said in a statement.
The only In-N-Out in San Francisco, which is located on the city’s popular Fisherman’s Wharf, was closed for several days in October for defying the city’s public health rules, which a company executive had described as “clear governmental overreach”.
“We fiercely disagree with any government dictate that forces a private company to discriminate against customers who choose to patronize their business,” Arnie Wensinger, the company’s chief legal and business officer, wrote.
The city’s health department told the outlet it would “take next steps to address any observed violations”.
They are shutting down businesses in the midst of a global economical crisis. Over obvious nonsense and non-existing threats!
This is absurd!