FRANKLIN, TN — In-N-Out Burger on Tuesday announced plans to open headquarters in Tennessee and restaurants in and around Nashville by 2026, marking the company’s first expansion east of Texas.
Governor Bill Lee joined In-N-Out Burger owner and President Lynsi Snyder and other government and corporate officials to announce plans to build an office in Franklin, a southern suburb of the Nashville metropolitan area.
Construction of the 100,000 square foot (9,300 square meter) office building is expected to begin by the end of 2024 and be completed by 2026. The Eastern Territory office will support business functions ranging from information technology operations management.
Founded in 1948 by Harry and Esther Snyder as California’s first drive-thru hamburger stand, In-N-Out is still owned and operated by the Snyder family. Its headquarters are in Irvine and Baldwin Park, California, and there are currently 385 locations in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Oregon and Colorado.
Lynsi Snyder, granddaughter of Harry and Esther Snyder, hinted that Tennessee’s expansion will also lead to future restaurants opening in other states.
“Knowing that we’ll be shipping from our warehouse in Texas, we mentioned that, we didn’t name anyone — there’s a path there that might go through a few other states,” Snyder said. “So don’t worry, there are others who will eventually be included in this plan.”
State economic development officials say the Tennessee project will create 277 jobs in Williamson County, where Franklin is located.
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