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In-N-Out Burger used to be strictly known as a West Coast staple but times have changed. The restaurant has slowly been making its way east, as Texas customers have already been given the chance to tuck into some animal style fries.

Now, they are coming even further east, as they prepare to open a series of locations in the state of Tennessee.

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According to its website, the beloved burger chain has been in business since 1948, with one of the simplest menus that you are ever going to see. If it takes you more than 5 seconds to order from In-N-Out Burger, you are doing it all wrong.

Most of its business has been done in the state of California and there are also locations spread across Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Colorado, and Texas.

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This expansion is sure to attract a lot of attention, though. According to a press release, in addition to the new restaurants, the In-N-Out also plans on opening up an eastern territory office that will be located just south of Nashville.

Lynsi Snyder, who is the granddaughter of founders Harry and Esther Snyder, Owner, and President of In-N-Out Burger, is providing further background on the decision. We were surprised at first but she has taken the time to explain. In the press release, she said: “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.”

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The company’s Texas warehouse is also going to be operating in neighboring states. This opens the door for even more expansion in the future. We cannot wait to see how far they push it. In-N-Out Burger’s administrative office is a boon for the state, as local officials believe that it will create as many as 277 jobs for residents of Williamson County.

Tennessee residents who are looking to chow down are going to have to wait a bit, however. The construction of the offices and the restaurant themselves is not slated to be completed until 2026, so the Volunteer State will need to sit tight. Trust us, though, In-N-Out is more than worth the wait. With any luck, the rest of our east coast friends and loved ones will be given the chance to chow down at one of these restaurants before too long.

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