California-Based In-N-Out Burger Opposes Vaccine Mandates; Drawing Universal Praise From The Right

It was just earlier this week that San Francisco-based restaurant, In-‘N’-Out Burger was temporarily closed for not enforcing California’s draconian vaccine mandates.

At that time, it was reported by Fox News that:

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

It was reported by the Daily Wire that the stance the restaurant took drew a volley of praise from conservative circles.

“In-N-Out Burger has taken the right position on vaccine passports. #DoNotComply,” posted Republican state Rep. Tony Lovasco (R-MO) via Twitter.

Fox News host Steve Hilton told followers, “If you live near an In-N-Out Burger it is your patriotic duty to spend some $$$ there tomorrow.” 

Political commentator Lauren Chen wrote, “Yay, In-N-Out! Thank you for having principles and refusing to do the state’s dirty work. If you live near an In-N-Out, please pay them a visit! (Also, the burgers are delicious lol).”

“Like I’ve been saying for years…. In-N-Out Burger The GOAT (greatest of all time),” said popular political Twitter account @DDay_Cobra.

In-N-Out Burger’s Chief Legal and Business Officer Arnie Wensinger slammed the August order dictating that the company has to check customers’ vaccine status before serving them.

”Our store properly and clearly posted signage to communicate local vaccination requirements,” he explained 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,” said Wensinger, adding that the San Francisco Department of Health’s requirements are “unreasonable, invasive, and unsafe.”

Last month, President Joe Biden formally announced that he will be mandating vaccination requirements for not just federal employees, but many private businesses, too.

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