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In and Out Out? Florida Appeals to Chain to Relocate After Socialist Shutdown


After several locations were shut down by California officials, Florida is cooking up a way to get In-N-Out Burger to relocate to the sunshine state.

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis appealed to In-N-Out CEO Lunsi Snyder to move, arguing that Florida has a better business climate: no personal income tax, low corporate taxes and no mandates, per the Epoch Times.

“I’m writing you today not only as Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, but as a small business owner who grew up in a family-owned restaurant and worked there for more than 30 years,” Patronis’ letter reads. “I know how hard it is to turn a profit and make payroll on a good day, let alone when your own government is working to crush your business with absurd mandates. Once I heard the news of your shutdown for refusing to act as ‘vaccine police,’ I knew I had to reach out immediately.”

The letter came as Contra Costa County, California officials shut down yet another burger joint for allowing indoor dining without checking proof of vaccination.

“The reason for the closure is that In-N-Out Associates were not actively demanding vaccine documentation and photo identification from each dine-in Customer before serving them,” In-N-Out Chief Legal Officer Arnie Wensinger said in a statement following the closure.

“We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government,” he added. “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.”