There is a restaurant that punishes those who chose to follow CDC COVID-19 spread prevention protocols disguised as giving to charity. And likewise, it rewards those who throws away their masks.
This bizzare eatery is called Fiddlehead’s Cafe in Mendocino, CA, and the establishment is proud to be an all you can eat, anti-mask dining experience, NBC News reported.
The owner of Fiddlehead, 34-year-old Chris Castleman, has a sign posted penalizing mask wearers $5, which will be donated to the domestic abuse organization, Project Sanctuary,
“I don’t think $5 to charity is too much to ask from mask-wearing customers who claim to care so much about the community they live in,” Castleman told NBC. “It’s about time that the proponents of these ineffective government measures start paying for the collateral damage they have collectively caused.”
NBC also reports that Castleman will fine customers who get “caught bragging” about being vaccinated, according to a couple of the posted signs.
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In March, Castleman reportedly had a promotion that discounted customers 50 percent if they discarded their masks into the trash.
“I don’t believe in mask wearing,” Castleman added. “Our customer base has been strongly aligned with our beliefs, but I think some are really angry at our cafe. It’s their choice. They can choose what business they support. They can go to any other business in my county, state.”
However, the strange fees are not enforced, Castleman said, adding, “I don’t force anyone to pay. I give them the freedom of choice, which seems to be a foreign concept in these parts of the country.”
Mendocino County, where the restaurant is located in, does not have a mask mandate, enabling Castleman to have signs that allow customers to throw caution to the wind.