Thinking about heading to a McDonald’s without a mask?

Well, you might want to think again because potential coronavirus exposure won’t be all you have to worry about.

According to a report on, McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski is encouraging employees to call law enforcement on customers who violate the nationwide mask policy the chain instituted last week.

“We’re spending a lot of time right now in our restaurants making sure we can keep our crews safe, making sure we can keep our customers safe,” he said. “We’ve for quite some time required our crew to wear masks, but we through that in light of what we’re seeing, it’s prudent now that we also ask our customers to wear masks in the restaurant as well.”

McDonald’s has been working to train its employees on deescalating situations in which customers attempt to enter the restaurant without a mask, according to reports. But, Kempczinski said, “if someone is unwilling to wear a mask and comply with our rules, that might be where we might bring in law enforcement.”

He added that he would not ask crew members to put themselves in harm’s way, and said that luckily the “vast, vast majority” of customers are wearing masks.


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