If you’re from the southeast and you make your first trip to Texas or further west, what’s the first place you want to hit up?
Whataburger or In-N-Out.
Okay, that may just be me, but all of my buddies who make trips out west live and die by those two fast food chains, and honestly, the hype is so big, there’s no way that fast food can live up to the expectations…
But you’re damn right I’m gonna try it out once I get the chance.
With that being said, that opportunity may be coming sooner rather than later, and it’ll only be a couple states away…
Because In-N-Out is opening their first ever southeast location in Tennessee, right outside of, and in Nashville.
According to ABC News,In-N-Out announced Tuesday that they plan to open a corporate office in Tennessee and restaurants in and around Nashville as early as 2026.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee met with In-N-Out owner and president Lynsi Snyder, along with other government and company officials to make the announcement of opening the corporate office in Franklin, which is right outside of Nashville.
Construction for the 100,000-square-foot office is expected to start by late 2024, and wrap up in 2026. The office will support business functions like operations management, to information technology.
Snyder, who is the granddaughter of original owners Harry and Esther Snyder, also hinted at the expansion into other southeastern states as well in the future:
“Knowing that we’ll be delivering from our warehouse in Texas, we have mentioned, we haven’t named any one — there’s a path there that might cross a few other states.
So, don’t worry, there are others that will be included in this plan eventually.”
I guess us southeasterners won’t be having to make a long haul just to get a taste of In-N-Out anymore here in the near future.