Is In-N-Out Opening Its First Locations In This Southern State? — Eat This Not That

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In-N-Out Burger is one of the most beloved fast-food chains in the United States. It’s known for its delicious burgers, fries, and shakes, and fans have been eagerly awaiting the news that the chain is finally opening its first locations in the Southern state of Georgia. This article from Eat This Not That will provide all the details you need to know about the new locations, including when they will open and what menu items will be available. So if you’re a fan of In-N-Out, get ready to enjoy some of your favorite burgers and shakes in the Peach State!

Is In-N-Out Opening Its First Locations In This Southern State?

In-N-Out Burger, the beloved West Coast burger chain, is finally making its way to the South. The chain announced that it will be opening its first locations in the state of Texas in the near future.

The chain has been teasing its expansion to the Lone Star State for some time now, and it looks like the wait is finally over. In-N-Out will be opening its first locations in the cities of Austin and San Antonio, with more locations planned for the future.

The chain is known for its fresh, made-to-order burgers and fries, as well as its signature “Animal Style” burgers. The chain also offers a variety of shakes and other menu items, including its famous “Double-Double” burger.

In-N-Out is also known for its commitment to quality, with all of its ingredients sourced from local suppliers. The chain is also known for its commitment to customer service, with employees who are friendly and helpful.

The chain is sure to be a hit in Texas, and it’s sure to bring a lot of joy to burger lovers in the state. So if you’re in Texas, be sure to keep an eye out for the opening of In-N-Out’s first locations.

In-N-Out has recently made headlines with its rare public stance against vaccine mandates, a move that has cost the chain several restaurant closures in its home state of California.

But thanks to an open invitation by the state of Florida to move its business there, speculations about In-N-Out’s expansion to the Sunshine State have been swirling. Here’s what the chain had to say about opening for business in the Southern state.

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As proof of vaccine became mandatory for indoor dining in In-N-Out’s home state of California, the chain quickly took a stance against the mandate, outright refusing to check the vaccine status of its dine-in guests.

“We fiercely disagree with any government dictate that forces a private company to discriminate against customers who choose to patronize their business,” the chain said in a statement back in October. “This is clear governmental overreach and is intrusive, improper and offensive.”

As a result, two of its locations—one in San Francisco and one in Pleasant Hill—were shut down by the Department of Health. The chain then voluntarily announced the closure of several additional dining rooms in Contra Costa County.

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Florida, a state with a very different approach to COVID-19 regulations, used this as an opportunity to extend a hospitable invitation to the iconic burger chain. In his October interview on Fox & Friends First, Florida’s CFO Jimmy Patronis said In-N-Out should consider moving its business to his state.

“I applaud the courage that [In-N-Out owner] Lynsi Snyder has shown, but I know this, Lynsi, what I can offer you in my commitment on behalf of the state of Florida is you’re going to be in a mandate-free state,” Patronis explained, adding that he expects In-N-Out to move out of California due to overregulation.

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In November, the office of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis let it be known that a meeting took place with the chain’s President Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson. Fueling further rumors of a partnership, DeSantis’ press secretary said the phone call between the governor and Snyder-Ellingson was a “productive conversation.”

“As you may have heard, In-n-Out has closed a couple of locations in California due to vaccine passport requirements. This is what prompted the discussion about opening locations in Florida,” the press secretary said in an email to News 6.

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And while some Floridians already pictured the famous burgers landing in their neighborhoods, the optimism was premature. In-N-Out soon issued a statement of its own, saying it has no current plans to open any locations in Florida or move its corporate headquarters there.

“On Monday, Nov. 8, In-N-Out Burger President Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson had a phone call with Florida governor Ron DeSantis,” Arnie Wensinger, In-N-Out Burger’s chief legal and business officer, said in a statement to Restaurant Business. “The phone call was at the request of Gov. DeSantis and the primary purpose was to establish a business relationship. During that call, Gov. DeSantis graciously invited In-N-Out to do business in the state of Florida. While we are thankful for the gracious invitation, In-N-Out Burger has no plans or intention to expand operations or move its corporate headquarters to Florida.”

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And while the chain declined Florida’s invitation, Sunshine State’s CFO Jimmy Patronis says he won’t give up so easily. On November 10 he Tweeted that he plans on “keeping at it,” and said Floridians are “hungry for” In-N-Out’s popular burgers.

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