Restaurant chain closes in Los Angeles: shoppers insulting staff due to masks
Owners of Hugo's Tacos, a Los Angeles-based restaurant chain, have announced that they are temporarily shutting down because their employees are being abused and harassed by visitors who don’t want to wear masks. This was reported in the official Instagram a restaurant.
The restaurant management stated that employees were insulted and called names, threw objects at them and poured drinks.
“We are exhausted by constant conflicts with guests who refuse to wear masks,” the network said.
The management notes that the mask does not symbolize anything but the desire of a restaurant chain to preserve the health of its employees. Despite the conflicts, the owners tried to fight for the need to wear masks. Two weeks ago, an Instagram page appeared statement that visitors without masks will not be served.
“An important reminder for all taco lovers: no mask, no taco! Stay safe and help us protect the health of our employees: please wear your masks while placing orders. ”
But nothing happened.
“Both of our restaurants are going to take a break from work. We have served you with love for the past 15 years and hope that the Los Angeles community will come together to address this issue so that we can feel safe and reopen soon, ”the page says.
After the closure took place, restaurant owners thanked people for their support.
“We were amazed at your support. Thanks to the whole community for wanting to # wear a mask for the safety of others. We wish you health and peace, ”wrote in the Instagram account of the restaurant chain.
The owners also noted that people brought cards and flowers, leaving them on the shelves at the entrance to restaurants.
Recall that earlier Governor of California Gavin Newsom made wearing a mask mandatory in public places condition for residents of the state. You need to cover your face not only in public places, but also in stores, as well as in restaurants.
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