The popular In-N-Out burger chain is struggling with another San Francisco Bay Area county over its inability to verify vaccination cards of people choosing to dine with their double doubles, shakes and fries .
A spokesperson for the Contra Costa County Environmental Health Division said the department has received repeated complaints from residents that workers at the Pleasant Hill site were not checking vaccination cards as required for meals in anybody.
Karl Fischer told the San Francisco Chronicle that law enforcement officers visited this particular restaurant three times, resulting in a warning and two fines totaling $ 750. The Irvine-based company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Location at Fisherman’s Wharf temporarily closed
The San Francisco Public Health Department temporarily closed the company’s location at Fisherman’s Wharf on October 14, saying the restaurant endangers public health by failing to check customers’ vaccination cards as required by law. city. It has since reopened but no longer offers in-store catering.
The closure drew a sharp rebuke from the family-run restaurant best known for its old-fashioned atmosphere and loyal loyalists, with its legal and business director calling the audit mandate unreasonable and invasive.
“We refuse to become the immunization police for any government,” Arnie Wensinger said in a statement.
The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding the fines in East Bay County. Its other locations in Contra Costa County have not received any notices of violation of the order that came into effect on September 22, Fischer said.
Contra Costa County allows people to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test to dine indoors. Similar rules for the city of Los Angeles will go into effect next month.