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San Francisco Government Shuts Down In-N-Out for Not Enforcing Proof of Vaccine

‘We refuse to become the vaccination police’

By Katy Grimes, October 19, 2021 5:17 pm

San Francisco city government temporarily closed an In-N-Out fast food burger restaurant over the company’s refusal to force customers to prove they are vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The City by the Bay requires a vaccine ID to purchase a burger and fries, but no ID to vote. San Francisco allows open meth and heroin purchases and use on city streets, homeless vagrants to poop on the sidewalks, and thieves to rip off Walgreens daily, but if you want a Double-Double and a chocolate shake, you need to prove you’ve been vaccinated.

This is in the city where Mayor London Breed was caught violating her city’s mask mandate, partying and dancing at a San Francisco night club.

Mayor Breed has mandated “the wearing of well-fitted masks for all individuals, including fully vaccinated persons, Proof of full vaccination at restaurants, bars, clubs, theaters, and entertainment venues, gyms, recreation facilities, yoga studios, dance studios, and large indoor events and indoor mega events,” the Globe recently reported.

In-N-Out told the city what they think of the vaccine mandate: “We refuse to become the vaccination police.”

“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,” Fox News/MSN reported.

In-N-Out Burger’s Chief Legal and Business Officer, Arnie Wensinger sent a statement to Fox News:

“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 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,” Wensinger declared, slamming the San Francisco Department of Health’s requirements as “unreasonable, invasive, and unsafe” and accusing the city of asking restaurants to “segregate Customers” based on vaccine documentation.

“We fiercely disagree with any government dictate that forces a private company to discriminate against customers who choose to patronize their business,” the statement said. “This is clear governmental overreach and is intrusive, improper, and offensive.”

Twitter was atwitter with reactions:


“San Francisco politicians want to make it clear – You can steal $949 worth of goods and nobody should stop you. But you need documentation for a double-double with fries.”

Fortunately, people are still in touch with their humor genes.

In-N-Out has since reopened, but indoor dining is not allowed.

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21 thoughts on “San Francisco Government Shuts Down In-N-Out for Not Enforcing Proof of Vaccine

  1. Time to go buy a Double-Double “animal style” to help support these FREEDOM-LOVING, LIBERTY-SUPPORTING organizations!!!

    God BLESS In-N-Out (and it’s nice to see that a company that imprints the Bible verses on the rims of the cups and still features a Christmas themed bag that actually says “MERRY CHRISTMAS” on it is walking the talk…but I wish they still had the indoor dining room open…oh well, those pansies in San Franfreakshow still drive around in their cars alone with their masks, gloves and face-shields on…)

  2. I know where I’m going to lunch tomorrow! In-N-Out rocks! Hey Katy bring some In-N-Out to Phil Cowan’s show tomorrow!

  3. Comrades
    It is full blown Facism to require employees of private firms to enforce government mandates…..wake up…..you have been had…

    1. ^^^ 100% TRUTH!!!

      China Joe is using his corporate lackeys to implement is UNCONSTITUTIONAL “mandates” which are just press releases, and the stupid corporate sheep line up in fearful obedience…

      Meanwhile people’s lives and livelihoods are BEING destroyed, but this is all part of Gates’ & Schwab’s “Great Reset” and depopulation wet-dreams…

  4. San Francisco: Beautiful architecture, dysfunctional government.
    The best way to visit San Francisco is by watching the 1968 movie “Bullitt”.

  5. I’ve always been a fan of Habit Burger but today I will change to support In and Out! Thanks In and Out for being a great role model for other businesses! I am going to buy a t-shirt too!

  6. Simple result of over entitled, over validated demonrat cult-ure. Think you’ve had enough yet? They’re just barely getting started. Enjoy their stinky sandwich as they finger wag that you can’t have a good and decent double double.

  7. It’s NOT a law.!! A Mandate is ONLY if you voluntarily accept it.. if NOT, just say NO and don’t do it..!! That definition is straight from a Lawyers dictionary.. Interesting for sure..

  8. Go look at the numbers at covid19.ca.gov. The 7 day average COVID death rate in SF is now only 2 people in 10 million people. I’m willing to bet more people are dying of the common cold than that. How long is this leftist government going to continue this charade?

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