The city of San Francisco temporarily closed an In-N-Out fast-food restaurant over the company’s refusal to force customers to prove they are vaccinated against the coronavirus.
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.
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.
“Our store properly and clearly posted signage to communicate local vaccination requirements,” In-N-Out Burger’s Chief Legal and Business Officer, Arnie Wensinger said in a statement 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.
“We fiercely disagree with any government dictate that forces a private company to discriminate against customers who choose to patronize their business,” the statement said. “This is clear governmental overreach and is intrusive, improper, and offensive.”
The store has since reopened, but indoor dining is not available….
The above comes from an Oct. 19 story on Fox News.
“… barring entry for any customers without the proper documentation.” There is an eerie totalitarian ring to this that is most disturbing. It reminds me of Jews having to wear the Star of David in Nazi Germany. OK, the comparison is a stretch, I admit, but how many people of conscience have lost their livelihood for failure to have ” the proper documentation?” Something is very wrong here, though I have no solution to this conundrum.
Ha….show proof of vaccination for a cheese burger, but to vote in the next progressive gov’t, not only do you not need that, but you can leave your ID at home too!
It’s like living in a Joseph Heller novel! (or an episode of Portlandia for you younger folks…)
Mark, you can get a cheeseburger without proof of vaccination. You just can’t eat inside with it. News reports say the restaurant has opted to close its indoor dining and only do take-out, thus circumventing the issue and bringing them into compliance.
They’re hired to make burgers not to be vax police. I applaud their stand and have a hankering for a Double Double with fries.
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The Communist Freemasons are winning…
Ever tried to get into a bar without proof of age?
Unfortunately, every time I walk into a bar….is that part of this discussion somehow or are you just rubbing it in?
Mark I don’t understand your question.
You mess with In-n-Out Burger
and it’s obvious you’re a dirty
San Francisco delivers a “Double-Double”
of Totalitarianism with a side of Animal Fries !
NEVER get carded at bars
probably cuz I’m north of 70
but back in the day I can attest to lots
of underage in bars …. where you been?
BTW your point was …?
My point is that the statement by I&OB says “We fiercely disagree with any government dictate that forces a private company to discriminate against customers who choose to patronize their business,”, yet that is exactly what bars must do to avoid losing their liquor license. Bars discriminate against customers by age, as a requirement of law. Most who cater to a young crowd, instead of guys our age, have the door person/bouncer ask for ID before entering. Other bars card at the point of sale. If LCB comes by and starts carding even old guys like us and we don’t have our IDs on us, it is still big trouble for the bar. Surely you remember those days. BTW – I still get carded all the time and I’m almost old enough to be a grandfather to an of-age grandchild!
Getting a vaccine is not a law. It’s only a crazy demand of the Left to show their power.
Getting a vaccine is not a law but proof of vaccination when dining indoors in SF is the law.
My instinct is to challenge your contention of being carded all the time, despite your obvious senior status. Instead, I will pray for Blessed Carlo Acutis to intercede for you and bring you back to the Church.
Oh deluded one. If only everyone prayed for each other, we could somehow become one holy Catholic and apostolic church.
Not deluded to have my eyes open and pray for those on need, like you. You’re welcome.
SF Health Dept doing a such a great job
with the human feces, used needles and
junkies dying on the streets they had spare
time to bully In-n-Out. Nice!
The most overrated burgers and fries in the world. Bland. Ordinary. I don’t understand the hype. I like Carl’s Jr. better.
Over, fast food consumption is one of many issues where Catholics can truly be pro-choice (along with vaccine reception and many other issues). At least In ‘N Out is still owned by a Christian family. Carl Karcher was a devout Catholic, but after Carl’s Jr. went public, the board took it in a different and unfortunate direction, including some of the most inappropriate, even obscene, ads. Chick-fil-A is pretty good and they’re still closed on Sundays. Enjoy whatever fast food you prefer and on Fridays and some other days don’t forget the fast, without the food.
Let’s go In-N-Out.
ROTFL and I can’t get up.
Has everyone forgotten how much the left loves sanctuary cities? Simple: declare businesses to be no-vax and no-mask sanctuaries, where vax and masking laws don’t apply. They have no counterargument.
Let’s go TO In-N-Out, yum.
Drove down to In-n-Out on Scripps Parkway this evening and brought back burgers for dinner Including one for the dog). Solidarity!
Who on earth thinks that picture shows appetizing food? Blech.
Too bad to have run this story on a Friday. I’d like to get a burger…but not today, Friday.
To each the eye of the beholder…
Thank you for your sense of decorum