Via press release from Dunkin’ Donuts:
From the beginning of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our priority has been on the safety of our guests, franchisees and their restaurant crew.
To help bring consistency to Dunkin’ locations across the country, we will now require that all guests wear a face covering while inside our restaurants beginning Wednesday, August 5.
At Dunkin’, where we already require all restaurant employees to wear face masks and have updated our health and safety standards to reflect the times, we believe that wearing a mask is a simple step we can all take to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and help to keep guests and restaurant crew safe.
This simple step to wear a face covering will help to provide a safe environment for guests, franchisees and their restaurant employees.
Hemant Mehta writes at The Friendly Atheist:
Did they make the change because of [hate pastor Greg] Locke or was it merely a coincidence? We don’t know. But if it took Locke for them to make the change, better late than never. Locke hasn’t said anything on social media about the mask mandate.
I’m guessing that has less to do with the face coverings and everything to do with the possibility that he might get banned from his favorite coffee chain. Who else will sell him multiple giant cups of sugar a day?