In-N-Out Burger Finally Heads East and Into Central Tennessee
On multiple occasions, when we've asked what folks would love to see come to Kentucky, In-N-Out Burger has made the list a time or two.
IN-N-OUT BURGER -- A STAPLE OUT WEST
And in order for those who voted for the popular fast food chain to actually KNOW it's as good as they say it is, they've had to travel a good distance to find one. That's because the closest In-N-Out Burger to where I am sitting right now would be whichever one occupies the easternmost location in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The rest of them are way out west, according to the chain's handy location guide. And the bulk of them is in California.
While I wouldn't rule out SOME folks making a road trip specifically to dine at an In-N-Out Burger--I've made road trips just for good restaurants--I'd say that would be a little prohibitive in this instance.
IN-N-OUT BURGER -- SOON TO BE A STAPLE BACK EAST IN TENNESSEE
But if a jaunt like that has ever crossed your mind, you're in luck; In-N-Out is moving east and INTO Tennessee.
In a joint press release from Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Tennessee's Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter, and officials from In-N-Out, there will not only be RESTAURANTS in the Volunteer State but there will also be an eastern territory office in Franklin, a Nashville suburb.
IN-N-OUT HAS BEEN LOOKING AT TENNESSEE FOR SOME TIME
In-N-Out's owner and president, Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson, Tennessee has been a target for the company for some time:
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.
IN-N-OUT BURGER -- A LITTLE HISTORY
If you are unfamiliar with the chain because of its distance from this part of the country, know that it has a long history dating back more than seven decades.
Within the next couple of years, I'd imagine many of us east of the Mississippi River will learn how to have it "animal style."
Construction on the 100,000-square-foot office building will begin just off Interstate 65 in 2024 with a target date for completion set for 2026.