While you’ve been deciding what’s ‘in’ this year for Nashville, we hope you’ve added In-N-Out to your list. 🍔
The famous fast food burger chain known for its Animal Style patties will expand to Middle Tennessee by 2026, the business’s first expansion east of Texas. Let’s get into the meat of what we know, shall we?
By the numbers
- In-N-Out plans to invest $125.5 million into a corporate office, with the start of construction as soon as next year.
- The 100,000-sqft office building will be located off of I-65 in Franklin, housing positions that support regional operations.
- Restaurants will open by 2026, with the first locations slated for in and around Nashville.
- The expansion will create over 275 new jobs in Williamson County alone.
Get a taste
The eatery first opened in California in 1948, and founder Harry Snyder made waves for the future of drive-thru ordering that same year when he created the first two-way speaker system. The business is still owned and operated by the Snyder family, now with 385 locations spanning California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Oregon, and Colorado.
What they’re saying
- “I’m proud to welcome In-N-Out Burger, an iconic American brand, to the Volunteer State. 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.” — Governor Bill Lee
- “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. [...] 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...” — Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson, In-N-Out owner and president
- “Few companies are as iconic, or have as many loyal customers, as In-N-Out Burger. That they have chosen to expand their office and construct a retail location in our community is terrific news not just for Williamson County residents, but for all Tennesseans.” — Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson