The California Cafe owner charges customers $ 5 for wearing masks

People who throw their masks are given a 50% discount at the Fiddleshead Cafe in Mendocino, the sign says.


Many diners are free to express their thoughts at a North California cafe, but doing so by protecting the mask will cost a $ 5 fee.

Fiddlehead's Cafe in Mendocino on Sunday put up a sign announcing payment to customers who wear a mask while ordering. In March, the cafe announced a further 50 percent discount for those who threw their faces in the trash, said owner Chris Castleman, 34.

"I don't think the $ 5 in a charity is too big to be asked by masked customers who say they don't care much about the community in which they live," he said in an email.

The money will go to Project Sanctuary, a local charity, two weeks before the new profits, Castleman said. (Project Sanctuary did not immediately respond to a request for comment).

"It is time for those who support these ineffective government measures to start paying for the damage done by the bullet," the owner said.

The Fiddleheads Cafe in Mendocino is not only frustrating to wear masks but also costs fines.

Fiddleheads Cafe in Mendocino not only disappoints the wearing of masks but also costs fines.

The restaurant also planned to charge an additional $ 5 for those "caught bragging" about the vaccine, according to a few signs posted.

But Castleman said in a telephone interview, "I do not force anyone to pay, I give them free will, which seems to be an unknown concept in these parts of the country."

In June 2020, Castleman temporarily closed the 200-kilometer cafe northwest of Sacramento after Mendocino County officials warned that masks were not voluntary at restaurants during the epidemic.

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"The government has closed everything," he said on Friday. "Everyone who wears a mask goes with it."

Obey temporary orders that require not only curbside service, but require a mask of servers and other staff, strongly opposed.

"I don't believe in wearing a mask," Castleman said. "Our customers are very much in line with our beliefs, but I think some people are really upset about our cafe."

"It is up to them," he continued, "to choose which business they support. They can go to any other business in my region, in my province."