For decades, burger chain In-N-Out has said they will only operate west of the Mississippi. With locations in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Oregon, and Colorado. The claim is that by only serving western states, In-N-Out will remain true to its California roots.
“We are very excited to provide Tennesseans with our quality burgers, fries and shakes,” said Lynsi Snyder, In-N-Out owner, president and sole granddaughter of Harry and Esther. “In every decision I make, I always consider what my family would want. I have no doubt that my grandparents, dad and uncle would be proud of this decision to grow our Associate family and serve even more amazing Customers beginning in Nashville and the surrounding areas.”
In-N-Out boasts made-to-order hamburgers and French fries made fresh from whole potatoes.
“This expansion is significant for our Company,” Lynsi Snyder said. “For many years, we’ve heard requests from our Customers in Tennessee to consider opening locations near them, further east than we’ve ever been. Our Customers are our most important asset at In-N-Out, and we very much look forward to serving them in years to come, and becoming part of the wonderful communities in The Volunteer State.”
Many are excited about the news:
First time at Whataburger.😋
Still can't wait for In-N-Out Burger to open up in Tennessee.🥳 pic.twitter.com/rq7VldUdl0
— Miss Ellie🇻🇦❤️🔥RosaryExtremist RigidCatholic (@EllieBurnett11) January 13, 2023
Andrew Leyden calls this “Life-changing” news
‘Life-changing’: In-N-Out burger chain takes first eastward steps into Tennessee https://t.co/JOKuCr01Jj
— Andrew Leyden (@PenguinSix) January 11, 2023
There is speculation that the move is coming after Governor Gavin Newsom signed the FAST Act. A measure that is aimed at raising the minimum wage for fast-food employees in the state of California.