Days after Monstrosity Burger touted on social media how customers had “cleaned us out” of food, the province has confirmed the restaurant’s owners are now facing a monstrous fine of up to $1 million for repeated alleged breaches of pandemic restrictions.
The Corydon Avenue burger restaurant, and the adjoining Tuxedo Village Family Restaurant, which is run by the same owners, have been hit with seven counts of violating the Public Health Act, according to the province’s latest enforcement update.
According to court documents, the offences are alleged to have occurred Nov. 24-26. They include three counts each of failing to restrict admission to customers who can provide proof of vaccination and failing to remind customers to wear a mask when required, and one count of failing to ensure anyone arriving for a takeout order is able to maintain a two-metre distance from customers.
A woman who identified herself on the phone as a manager at Monstrosity Burger declined to speak to a reporter Wednesday afternoon. “We’re not interested in speaking with anybody,” the woman said. “Have a great day, OK.”
Court documents show the charges were sworn Dec. 24 but appear to have had no immediate impact on business. In a message posted to Monstrosity Burger’s Facebook page on Sunday, the restaurant said it would have to close for a day to re-stock after customers “cleaned us out” of food.
“What a weekend!” the post said. “We’re overwhelmed with emotion from your on-going (sic) support! It continues to be an amazing ride! So many old friends and so many new friends.”