Celebrity Chef Slams California Governor’s Lockdown Orders, Vows to Defy Them

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Andrew Gruel, the founder and CEO of Huntington Beach seafood franchise Slapfish, blew up on Twitter over how California’s increasingly draconian lockdown orders are crushing small businesses.  

Do as I say, not as I do

Gruel’s rant kicked off Wednesday morning when he witnessed a government brunch meeting. “Shutting down small businesses right ahead of the holidays, with no relief, while the rulers break their own mandates is not going to end well,” he tweeted.

COVID Hypocrisy

He retweeted a post about how LA restaurants were forced to cut outdoor dining service, but Jimmy Kimmel’s show is considered essential enough to shoot indoors with a studio audience.  

Pizza Ban

He offered free pizzas to people who lost their job due to the shutdown.

Autonomous Zone

He declared his home an autonomous zone: In Gruelandia, my new autonomous zone, I’ll be giving every citizen free pizza, unlimited cannibas, vitamin D, and tons of toilet paper.

Heat’s off

Then threatened to return the equipment he purchased to abide by outdoor dining mandates to his local government office now that outdoor dining is banned in L.A.

Walmart

When criticized for his commentary on pandemic restrictions, Gruel replied that he didn’t understand why people can fly on planes and shop at “indoor Petri dishes like Walmart,” but were not allowed to dine outdoors.  

The Video

He shot a viral video explaining that big businesses like Amazon and Target were thriving, but the restaurants that have invested in equipment to meet the new mandates were being forced to shut down without evidence that proves outdoor dining is contributing to rising COVID cases.  

Can’t Stop, Wont’ Stop

In conclusion he said: “Therefore, screw that. We’re staying open outdoors. It’s that simple.” Long live lobster grilled cheese.

Free Meal

Gruel offered up a free meal to anyone who has lost their job due to the pandemic restrictions.  

Donations

As followers responded with a flood of offers to send donations to help support Slapfish, good guy Gruel asked them to send their extra cash to a charity that supports Marines with PTSD instead.  

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oldclimber
oldclimber
4 months ago

Hey. These stupid fups voted for them, and will still keep voting for them … when they are living under bridges, in gulags with the “conservatives”, or not living at all but still voting Demorat.

stevo
stevo
4 months ago
Reply to  oldclimber

absolutely! i have no sympathy as they are getting what they voted for.maybe if he needs a haircut he could ask piglosi for her salon’s number!

russell remmert
russell remmert
4 months ago

the chief is correct

Robert
4 months ago

ICU clinics are filling up again? I thought 6’ apart, diaper on the face and staying home was the end all and be all. So none of that worked? And we lost our economy, jobs, businesses, savings, and a great president- for nothing?

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
4 months ago
Reply to  Robert

You got that right comrade.

Kathleen
Kathleen
4 months ago

You are the best Gruel. The forgotten veteran marines will welcome the donations. And you are right. They are forcing us to follow their agenda like robots. Other countries have adopted the do what you think is right but do not hurt others in your way

Eliot
Eliot
4 months ago

I think the democrats who live in California do whatever their hypocrite governor tells them and are happy to do it!!!!!
How else can you explain what the state of California has become?

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
4 months ago
Reply to  Eliot

Have you heard. You can’t fix stupid!

MARK
MARK
4 months ago
Reply to  Eliot

YOU LET ONE OF THOSE COCKROACHES IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND THIS COUNTRY IS DONE.

Poor White Boy
4 months ago

YOU voted for them and you get what you deserve. They cheated their way into office and YOU gave them a pass. NOW fight for Trump or suffer the consequences of YOUR previous actions.

Poor White Boy
4 months ago

Kimmel is just another lying cheating asswhole

LiberalTearsAreMyVictory

Phuque Kimmel.. what a jack hole… what about “The Man Show”? Didn’t he and others totally excoriate women? What happen to #metoo? He should be held accountable for hit shhhhhit shhhhow! What a jack a lope!

jimmy
jimmy
4 months ago

our leaders need to protect the public. they have every right to do whatever it takes to save us. if that means locking you people down’ so be it. get over it. get used to the idea that you aren’t in control of your life, we are.

Anna
Anna
4 months ago

I live in state of fruit and nuts called California. It is mine blowing how stupid people her are here. This is a 5th larger economy in the world with a deed bigger then blue banana and this happened since Davis was recalled from office. They vote for Newsom Gruesome, who should be prison since 2007. Him and Brown build 1 mile train trucks for only 70 billion $. Not to mention that non of them obey US Constitution at all. Let illigals and criminals come here free with all the perks that US Citizents who works for their shit ever dreamed of. NEWSOM needs to be RECALL ASAP FOR RUIN THIS STATE. IT is time for CRIMINALs to paid for all suffering we endure here. That also applied to all Sacramento goons, counties a cites. It Is time to bring California to 30 years back, when was real pleasure to be here.