After the seventh break-in within seven months, breakfast taco specialist Homestate announced that it will no longer accept cash as payment, and only take credit or debit cards. The Homestate team made the announcement via Instagram concerning its San Fernando Valley location that opened last July.
Homestate expresses a lot of frustration in its Instagram post. In November, Culver City’s Pasta Sisters and Poncho’s Tlyayudas were also the victims of theft. Going cashless is a fairly common response to crime at restaurants. Los Angeles businesses have cited safety as a primary concern, while coffeehouses like Blue Bottle and Kumquat Coffee operate as cashless operations as a more efficient way to operate, though many see cashless as a barrier for some diners.
Homestate’s full post is below:
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