An In-N-Out fast-food restaurant located in the super liberal city of San Francisco, California, was temporarily shut down recently after they refused to enforce a vaccine mandate that came from the city. The mandate requires all patrons to provide proof that they received the COVID vaccine.
Here’s more from a report put out by Fox News.
“The San Francisco Department of Public Health closed the Fisherman’s Wharf In-N-Out location on Oct. 14 after the popular burger joint did not check the vaccination status of customers, which violates an August mandate from the city requiring indoor diners to show proof of vaccination,” the report stated.
“In-N-Out, which operates 358 locations across the western United States, is owned by devout Christian Lynsi Snyder and is well known for including Bible verses at the bottom of soda and milkshake cups,” the report continued.
The location is now open, however indoor dining is currently still shutdown.
”Our store properly and clearly posted signage to communicate local vaccination requirements,” In-N-Out Burger’s Chief Legal and Business Officer, Arnie Wensinger went on to say in a statement sent to Fox News. “After closing our restaurant, local regulators informed us that our restaurant Associates must actively intervene by demanding proof of vaccination and photo identification from every Customer, then act as enforcement personnel by barring entry for any Customers without the proper documentation.”
“‘We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government,’ Wensinger declared, slamming the San Francisco Department of Health’s requirements as ‘unreasonable, invasive, and unsafe’ and accusing the city of asking restaurants to ‘segregate Customers’ based on vaccine documentation,” Fox News went on to say.
“We fiercely disagree with any government dictate that forces a private company to discriminate against customers who choose to patronize their business,” the statement read. “This is clear governmental overreach and is intrusive, improper, and offensive.”
“In a statement to Fox News, the San Francisco Department of Health confirmed that the company was issued a notice of closure for the Fisherman’s Wharf location on Oct. 14 for ‘noncompliance with the Safer Return Together Health Order.’ The department added that the company was warned multiple times before the closure notice was served,” the news outlet reported.
“Vaccines remain our best tool to fight this disease and come out of the pandemic,” the statement from In-N-Out continued. “Vaccination is particularly important in a public indoor setting where groups of people are gathering and removing their masks, factors that make it easier for the virus to spread. That is why San Francisco requires proof of vaccination for indoor dining. ”
The mandate in question was put in place earlier this year and has since been updated to match the current state of the pandemic in California.
“Also, this Order includes proof of vaccination requirements for patrons to use certain indoor facilities, such as restaurants, bars, clubs, and gyms, as well as for people attending large and mega indoor events. This Order includes recommendations to reduce COVID-19 risk, but not requirements, for individuals, businesses, and government entities,” a public health order put together by the city states.
A different section of the order, dated back to August, says, “As soon as possible, but no later than August 20, 2021, Covered Businesses must require all patrons age 12 and older to show proof that they are Fully Vaccinated before entering any indoor portion of a facility, subject only to the exceptions below and any applicable requirements of federal, state, or local laws requiring accommodation.”
It then goes on to say, “Dining establishments and bars that serve food may allow individuals wearing a Well-Fitted Mask to enter the indoor portion of the facility to order, pick up, or pay for food or drink “to go” without showing proof of Full Vaccination.”
Isn’t it just wonderful to see all of these folks, the silent majority, finally coming out of the darkness and standing up against all of this tyranny? The left may not realize it yet, but their actions are actually waking more and more people out of their political slumber.
Source: Daily Wire
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