Restaurants across the Country are reporting a sad trend — they have to close their businesses, at least temporarily, as customers backlash against mask demands during the new crown pandemic, according tomedia reports. This includes Hugo’s Tacos in Los Angeles, which has recently been using the hashtag “NoMaskNoTaco” on social media. The trend comes as about 17 states have suspended plans to reopen because of a surge in new crown virus cases.
About a week ago, Hugo’s Tacos, based in Los Angeles, informed customers by the following announcement, explaining why the brand’s booths were temporarily closed. “Our Mexican roll-up stalls are exhausted by constant clashes over guests refusing to wear masks.” Hugo’s Tacos said in a statement posted on its Facebook page.
“Employees were harassed, verbally abused, and people threw objects and liquids at them. The mask is not symbolic except that we want to keep our employees healthy. Accordingly, the bulletin went on to explain that two stalls were closed so that the team could “rest and charge.” #NoMaskNoTaco是该企业在社交媒体上使用的标签, explained briefly one of the few tools (masks) that people have to protect themselves during a coronavirus pandemic.
Recently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to remind people in the country to wear “cloth masks” to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
As his business collapsed, Hugo Taco’s boss, Bill Kohne, launched a GoFundMe fundraiser that has raised more than $51,000 (a target of $50,000) that will be distributed to current employees to help them. Unfortunately, this is not the only catering company facing such a dilemma.
Mexican Fiesta, based in Dear Heights, Michigan, is another restaurant that has decided to suspend its food service in favor of a takeaway.
“Unfortunately, there have been a number of situations in which our employees have been disrespected and roughed up,” the restaurant announced on Facebook. “The safety of our customers and staff is our top priority, so we have made a difficult decision to close the doors to the public until further notice.”