In-N-Out Burger will open locations in Tennessee after insisting for years it would not traverse east, according to a press release.
The brand also plans to open an eastern territory office in Franklin, Tennessee, which is located south of Nashville.
“We are very excited to provide Tennesseans with our quality burgers, fries and shakes,” Lynsi Snyder, In-N-Out owner, said in the press release. “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.
“This expansion is significant for our company. 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.”
The brand plans to open its first Tennessee restaurant by 2026.
“I’m proud to welcome In-N-Out Burger, an iconic American brand, to the Volunteer State,” Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said in a statement. “Tennessee’s unmatched business climate, skilled workforce and central location make our state the ideal place for this family run company to establish its first eastern United States hub.”
In-N-Out is based in Irvine and Baldwin Park, California.