CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The manager of Steak ‘n Shake in Coral Springs has been fired after police issued him violations earlier this month for not wearing a mask and gloves while working in the restaurant during the coronavirus crisis.
A company spokeswoman said Angel Rafael Font was immediately terminated once the restaurant chain learned that police charged the 41-year-old manager with curfew and Broward Emergency Order violations, which are misdemeanor offenses.
“Safety is our #1 priority at Steak ‘n Shake and we take it extremely seriously,” the spokeswoman said in an email. “We have absolutely zero tolerance for any employees risking the health and safety of our customers.”
Font was issued the violations on April 16 after code enforcement officers received complaints of employees at the restaurant in the 4100 block of State Road 7 not wearing masks and gloves, as required during the pandemic emergency order, a police report said.
An officer visited the restaurant on April 14 and told the management to follow the requirements of wearing protective gear while working and interacting with customers, the report said.
Two days later, the officer, along with police officers, returned to the restaurant to find Font not wearing a mask and gloves.