Florida’s chief financial officer Jimmy Patronis has proposed that burger chain In-N-Out consider relocating to Florida after pushing back on checking vaccination status in California.

Some In-N-Out locations have had to close for not enforcing the rule in some California cities including San Francisco.

"We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government," said Arnie Wensinger, In-N-Out Burger's business officer. She pointed to the danger of segregating customers who can and cannot be served.

Patronis suggests that the restaurant chain completely avoid these problems and move stores to Florida where mandates are less enforced.

He reached out to In-N-Out explaining his proposition.

“As a member of the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors, the business development arm of the state, I’d be honored to introduce you to our team and help you find the perfect place to start a new In-N-Out story here in Florida," Patronis wrote to In-N-Out President Lynsi Snyder. 

Patronis said that he is inspired by In-N-Out not giving into the mandate which the company does not see necessary as a whole. He shares the same opposition about mandates for stores and restaurants.

"As a small business owner who grew up in a family-owned restaurant, I know how hard it is to a profit on a good day, let alone when your own government is working to crush your business with overreaching mandates,” Patronis wrote.