Ron DeSantis Meets With In-N-Out CEO After San Francisco Shutdown Order

( Popular Florida Governor Ron DeSantis reportedly had a telephone conversation with the president of famous fast food chain In-N-Out Burger this week after the state’s chief financial officer reached out to the company to discuss establishing the chain on the East coast.

The conversation between Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson and DeSantis took place on Monday and also followed the temporary closure of an In-N-Out Burger restaurant in mid-October by San Francisco authorities. The restaurant had refused to comply with the state’s restrictive and unpopular requirements for all customers to prove that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the establishment.

Arnie Wensinger, the Chief Legal and Business Officer for the restaurant chain, told Fox News at the time that their restaurant posted clear signage in and out of the store communicating the 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,” he added.

He added that they refuse to become the “vaccination police for any government” and slammed the decisions made by the San Francisco Department of Health as “unreasonable, invasive, and unsafe.”

Local news media then reported that, following the incident, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis said, “why wouldn’t In-N-Out want to come to the bastion of freedom that we call the State of Florida?”

Patronis also reportedly wrote to the chain to encourage them to move to the state.

It’s not confirmed whether the famous burger joint plans to come to Florida just yet, but if they do, they should probably expect the treatment that Chick Fil A got when it was revealed the owner donated to Pro-Life charities.

And by that, we mean activists foaming at the mouth, protesting outside In-N-Out joints, and calling for the franchise to leave California.