Below are (f)our major factors make it highly unlikely that East Coasters will get to experience the joy of an In-N-Out in their neighborhood anytime soon.
1. Quality control: There are no freezers or microwaves in In-N-Out restaurants because the company has a strict policy of serving its food fresh. Therefore, all locations must be within 300 miles of the company’s distribution facilities.
2. Exclusivity: Everything has more appeal when it’s not available to everyone, and the exclusivity of In-N-Out has helped the restaurant gain such a rabid following of fans.
3. Competition: The East Coast has numerous burger joints that would offer tough competition for In-N-Out, including Shake Shack and Five Guys.
4. No franchising: In-N-Out President Lynsi Snyder has said the company will “never” go public or franchise its restaurants.
What do you all think about this?
Do you think there’s a chance to overcome these factors?
Would it make sense for In-N-Out to further expand?