CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Code enforcement officers had received complaints of employees at Steak ‘n Shake in Coral Springs not wearing masks and gloves as required during the pandemic emergency order, a police report said.

An officer visited the restaurant in the 4100 block of State Road 7 on April 14 and told the management to follow requirements of wearing protective gear while working and interacting with customers.

Two days later, the officer, along with police officers, returned to the restaurant to find the manager, Angel Rafael Font, not wearing a mask or gloves, the report said. They later charged the 41-year-old with curfew and Broward Emergency Order violations, which are misdemeanor offenses.

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According to the report, Font told officers the restaurant’s upper management told employees not to wear masks because they made the employees look sick.

Steak ‘n Shake said in a statement on its website that the company is "committed to helping stop the spread of this disease and to protecting our customers and employees." In addition, "we are reminding all employees of the need for frequent and proper hand washing, glove use and strict adherence to all other existing safety protocols."


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