California shut down another In-N-Out burger location for refusing to check customers’ vaccine passports.
Contra Costa County Environmental Health suspended the permit of In-N-Out’s Pleasant Hill location on Tuesday and deemed it a “health hazard to the public.”
“Officials said the Pleasant Hill location received four citations in recent weeks and fines totalling $1,750, all for the same health order violation. The statement says the location was posing “an immediate health hazard to the public.” Yahoo News reported.
A couple weeks ago San Francisco’s only In-N-Out burger location in Fisherman’s Wharf was closed by the SF Department of Public Health because employees refused to check vaccine passports.
San Francisco requires people to prove they are fully vaccinated against Covid in order to go to restaurants, gyms, theaters, bars, clubs and other indoor establishments.
“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,” read a statement from In-N-Out’s Chief Legal and Business Officer Arnie Wensinger.
“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. We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government,” he continued.