“We refuse to be the vaccine police,” says In-N-Out Burger, in response to San Francisco’s COVID-19 rules’ “clear overreach.”
The restaurant was raided by public health officials on September 24 and then again on October 6, with inspectors telling staff “multiple times” that they needed to check the vaccination status of customers.
The branch, the only In-N-Out Burger in San Francisco, was shut down on October 14 before being reopened but only for outdoor service.
After noting that it had displayed “signage” informing people of the rules, the restaurant insisted that it would not “segregate customers into those who may be served and those why may not, whether based on the documentation they carry, or any other reason.”
The fast food chain’s chief legal and business officer Arnie Wensinger then made the company’s stance even clearer, asserting, “We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government.”
Wensinger added that the mandate was an example of “clear governmental overreach,” describing it as “intrusive, improper, and offensive.” Leftist groups immediately reacted with fury.