In-N-Out Burger, California’s first “drive-thru” hamburger stand founded by Harry and Esther Snyder in 1948, announced intentions to open future restaurants in Tennessee with an Eastern territory office to be built in the city of Franklin. While the Nashville area isn’t very close to Maryland, the existence of an “Eastern territory office” could be the first steps towards potentially opening restaurants on the east coast. This will be the first In-N-Out restaurant west of the state of Texas.
“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.”
Set to celebrate its 75th anniversary in October 2023, In-N-Out has grown from a humble 10×10 stand in Baldwin Park, California, to one of the most recognizable brands in the industry due to its commitment to Harry Snyder’s simple business philosophy – “give Customers the freshest, highest quality foods and provide them with friendly service in a sparkling-clean environment.”
Today, hamburgers are still made-to-order, French fries are still made from fresh, whole potatoes hand-diced minutes before enjoyed, and shakes are still made with real ice cream. Hamburger patties are made from 100% American beef and whole chucks are boned and ground by In-N-Out’s own butchers. In-N-Out supplies fresh, never frozen ingredients to all 385 locations, and In-N-Out’s more than 35,000 Associates are still treated like family.
“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.”
In-N-Out plans to open its first Tennessee restaurants by 2026.
In-N-Out has locations throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Oregon and Colorado. In-N-Out was founded by Harry and Esther Snyder and is still owned and operated by the Snyder family. To ensure the highest quality food and service for every Customer, In-N-Out does not franchise any restaurants.