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CNBC: New York City Vaccine Mandate Presents New Challenges for Restaurants

New York City recently announced that proof of vaccination is required to enter a restaurant, presenting a challenge for MOOYAH’s New York locations.

By 1851 Staff1851 Staff Contributions
SPONSOREDUpdated 2:14PM 09/21/21

In a recent interview with CNBC, Art Depole, co-owner of the MOOYAH Burgers, Fries, and Shakes franchise in midtown Manhattan, shared some of his feelings about New York City’s vaccine mandate. With more than a handful of his employees unvaccinated, he has received pushback and some threats of quitting. 

Depole’s MOOYAH restaurant is located near Times Square, which is a large tourist attraction. “It seems like more of the locals are on board and understand it, but the tourists and the out-of-towners say, ‘Oh no, that’s the last time you’re going to see me in the city,’” Depole told CNBC. “It’s a polarizing issue.”

Depole’s MOOYAH location opened in February 2021 in the midst of the pandemic. So far, his location has seen success, and he hopes the mandate will not change that. 

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