A western Florida family business will keep serving customers, even if some of them do not follow the Biden administration’s directive to wear a face mask in public.
BeckyJack’s Food Shack refuses to turn away anybody who craves for their menu of seafood, burgers, tacos, and wings in Spring Hill, 80 miles west of Orlando.
The Adventure Coast establishment recently went viral on social media with a picture of their door sign that compares Joe Biden’s face mask mandate to requiring Americans to wear a diaper on the head.
“Face diapers not required!” the sign said, according to a photo shared on Facebook. “Everyone welcome.”
Restaurateurs Joe Foster and Kim Curtis thought it would be a funny way to market the shack to couples who were thinking about dining out on Feb. 14.
“Howdy, folks! Happy Valentine’s Day,” they said on Facebook. “A friendly reminder that we do not require face masks. We are open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, the Shack Family.”
The quirky post had already attracted more than 2,000 likes and 2,400 comments at the time of publication. Since Foster and Curtis received responses from across the nation, they invited the general public to email them directly for a full response.
“My email address is right here on our page. Y’all know me. Okay, some do, the rest of you Y’all have no clue where Weeki Wachee is,” they later said on Facebook.
Some feedback was negative but the entrepreneurs decided to welcome everybody regardless of whether they wear a face mask or not.
“Yes, we do not require face masks, and yes, we think of them as diapers,” they said.
They also suggested anybody who did not like the restaurant’s policy could simply unfollow the page and find another place to dine.
“We strive to be transparent and, to our friends, unfriend us now because being our friend will hurt you,” they said.
Even though Foster and Curtis extended an invitation for feedback to be sent via email, none of the people who commented on social media took them up on their offer.
“[It has been] 10 hours and not one email, so no,” they commented.
Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis previously ordered all businesses that operate indoors to turn away customers who are not wearing face masks due to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus.
“No business serving the public in a public indoor space may provide service to a customer or allow a customer to enter or move within that public indoor space unless the customer is wearing a face covering,” he said in a statement.
Signs will be mandatory in each business to warn customers that they will not be allowed to enter and trade without wearing a mask.
“It is simple: no shirt, no shoes, no mask, no service,” the governor said on Facebook.
He also warned shoppers not wearing a mask will be fined and charged with illegal entry into a business.