There is a perennial debate in U.S. pop culture as to which restaurant ranks supreme among burger chains—In-N-Out, Five Guys, Shake Shack, what have you—but clearly only one of those joints wins the defend-the-freedom-of-their-customers award:
Popular California burger chain In-N-Out is refusing to comply with San Francisco's mandate that restaurants check vaccine cards before allowing customers to dine indoors — a move that resulted in a temporary shutdown of the city's only location.
"We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government," Arnie Wensinger, the company's chief legal and business officer, said in a statement shared with The Washington Post. "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."
Yow! That sizzles like a burger on a flattop grill!
Good for In-N-Out. No company wants to see the closure of even a single location. It speaks well of In-N-Out that they're taking the L on this and losing revenue in San Francisco to stand up for a good and defensible principle.
More of this from the corporate world, pleeeasse.