County officials in California have shut down a second In-N-Out Burger franchise after it refused to comply with proof-of-vaccination demands.
According to the Washington Times, Contra Costa County health officials have ordered the Pleasant Hill eatery to close indefinitely after it failed to comply with requirements to verify immunization status or documentation of a negative COVID-19 test among diners.
The report notes that the restaurant did display mandated signage detailing the requirements, but has refused to enforce the mandate.
Other chains of the restaurant in the area have also received warnings and fines, according to the Times.
A San Francisco branch of the burger chain was shut down on October 14 before being reopened but only for takeout and outdoor service.
In-N-Out Burger’s chief legal and business officer Arnie Wensinger said in a statement that “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.”
Source: Summit News