For Immediate Release: October 21, 2021
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Washington, D.C.: “The West Coast’s favorite burger chain has gone full ‘Animal style’ on the city of San Francisco,” said Phyllis Schlafly Eagles President Ed Martin.
The Golden City shuttered the doors of one In-N-Out location after it refused to enforce a citywide vaccine mandate. Other jurisdictions have come under public scrutiny for imposing the COVID vaccine on employees, but San Francisco takes the government overreach even further by requiring restaurant employees to check patron vaccination status and kick out any patron who has not been fully vaccinated.
In-N-Out Burger’s Chief Legal and Business Officer, Arnie Wensinger, released a statement explaining, “Our store properly and clearly posted signage to communicate local vaccination requirements. After closing our restaurant, local regulators informed us that our restaurant Associates must actively intervene by demanding proof of vaccination and photo identification for every Customer, then act as enforcement personnel by barring entry for any Customer without the proper documentation. We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government.”
Ed Martin said, “While In-N-Out’s bravery is to be commended, Americans must do more than just stand on the sidelines and cheer. Other businesses should be rushing in to turn their single stand into a double-double. No government should be able to infringe on the health freedom of American families, nor should they be able to coerce restaurant employees into enforcing their unjust mandates.
“In-N-Out employees are experts when it comes to fulfilling just about any order, no matter how crazy,” Martin concluded, “but the Golden City’s vaccine mandate order is a bridge too far.”