McDonald’s Will Require Masks Starting on August 1st
We think that they should rename the Big Mac the Big Mask, just for the near future.
McDonald's is joining the already-long list of businesses that will require masks for customers inside stores starting on August 1st.
The decision to open dining rooms across the country will be left up to individual owner/operators since each location is independently owned. There are approximately 14,000 locations throughout the United States.
Employees will receive "de-escalation" training, which will help them learn how to deal with people who make a scene about wearing a mask in their restaurants.
"In those situations where a customer declines to wear a face covering, we'll put in place additional procedures to take care of them in a friendly, expedited way," McDonald's USA president Joe Erlinger said in a statement to NPR.
Personally, I'm a little bit confused - they're also saying that they're going to be delaying the openings of their dining rooms for another 30 days...but isn' that where they want people to wear a mask starting on August 1st?
If you want to dine in, but don't have a mask, one will be provided for you. If you still refuse to wear a mask, they will send you to a designated pickup area, away from the public, to wait for your order.
For the life of me, I'll never understand why we chastise our children for throwing tantrums, yet when adults do it, we give them what they want. I've been doing this parenting thing all wrong, apparently.