Oakland Taco Bells close dining rooms, switch to cashless drive thru over ‘crime.’ Sure, this is normal.

Democrats and their soft-on-crime approach to criminal justice are ruining everything — including Taco Bell.

“Taco Bell restaurants in Oakland, California have been forced to suspend indoor dining indefinitely after being subjected to a series of robberies amid an unrelenting crime surge in the city,” the Daily Mail reported.

Four of the five Taco Bell locations in Oakland, all operated by franchiser Diversified Restaurant Group (DRG), “made the decision to lock their doors to customers amid a spike in violent crimes in the city,” the British tabloid added.

The fast-food restaurants have reportedly also switched to cashless payments only as a result of recent thefts and robberies.

“This is annoying,” Melissa Gilgen told the Daily Mail. “We had wanted to go inside so we could eat together. Now we’re forced to get drive-thru because the next Taco Bell is like seven miles away.”

Gilgen, 45, was accompanied by her “frustrated” daughter and five-year-old granddaughter.

Taco Bell responded by saying the franchise owner and operator chose to close the dining rooms.

“Providing a safe environment for team members and customers is the priority at Taco Bell restaurants,” a spokesperson for Taco Bell said in a statement. “The franchise owner and operator has informed us that they are consistently evaluating and working to ensure a safe environment by implementing procedures, such as closing dining rooms, and hiring security guards, and they have taken extra measures to meet with local law enforcement.”

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