California cafe owner charging customers for wearing mask

Cafe owner on $5 mask charge: Proceeds going to charity

Chris Castelman, cafe owner in Mendocino, California, argues people visiting the restaurant understand the level of collateral damage that has been done to businesses. 

One California business owner is now charging $5 to customers who wear masks in his restaurant. Chris Castleman, Fiddleheads Cafe owner, a strong advocate against coronavirus restrictions, told "Varney & Co." Monday, that the fee money will go towards charities and that "it's time to fight back against these mandates."

CHRIS CASTLEMAN: It's not a large price to pay and we donate all the proceeds to charity. I think it's it it's time to fight back against these mandates. Like you mentioned around the rest of the country, things are back to normal. You're free in Florida. And right now we're under lockdown 15 months into this still in California. So it's time to fight back. 

The pandemic shuddered close to half the restaurants in town as well. That never reopened again. So it's slim pickings here when… you're looking for somewhere to eat.  

Generally, the mood is great, I mean, people, they like the idea of it, they… might agree or disagree with masks, but I think they understand that the conversation around what is the collateral damage that's been done from the shutdowns, I think they understand that that's a conversation that we need to have now and we need to make sure it never happens again.  


California cafe owner on charging customers for wearing masks

Fiddleheads Cafe owner Chris Castleman argues ‘it’s time to fight back against these mandates.’

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