California burger chain refuses to enforce vaccine mandates. "This is clear governmental overreach and is intrusive, improper, and offensive."
San Francisco's only In N Out Burger issued a statement decrying the City's vaccination mandate policy. The policy would require the luxury burger chain to check Covid-19 vaccination cards before allowing customers to enter.
The In N Out at Fisherman's Wharf has reopened, but it is now take out only. That way the restaurant does not have to check for proof of vaccination.
Conservatives and libertarians immediately lauded the burger chain for its stand against government over reach. Arnie Wensinger, In-N-Out's chief legal and business officer, lashed out at the city's vaccine mandate in a statement Tuesday.
"As a company, In-N-Out Burger strongly believes in the highest form of customer service and to us that means serving all customers who visit us and making all customers feel welcome," he said in a statement emailed to MarketWatch. "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, whether based on the documentation they carry, or any other reason.
"This is clear governmental overreach and is intrusive, improper, and offensive."