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In-N-Out Fun Facts

11 Things You Never Knew About In-N-Out

You know In-N-Out is undeniably delicious; you know to order animal-style and a Neopolitan shake; you know other fast food restaurants aren't quite as good . . . but you may not know these 11 facts which may make you see the burger chain in a whole new light.

  • The very first In-N-Out opened in 1948 in Baldwin Park (east of Los Angeles, CA.) by husband-and-wife team Harry and Esther Snyder. From the beginning, there was always an emphasis in fresh ingredients and food made by hand.
  • Curious to know what the first In-N-Out drive-thru only restaurant looked like? A replica exists in Baldwin Park and it's open for viewing and photos Thurs.-Sun. from 11am-2pm.
  • You know that two-way speaker box you use in drive-thrus? Yeah, Harry invented that in his garage.
  • The logo basically has not changed since 1954. According to In-N-Out employees, the yellow arrow "points to pride."
  • Animal style burgers have been around since 1961, and Double-Doubles since 1963.
  • Most In-N-Out locations have palm trees planted in front as a nod to the founder, Harry Snyder's favorite movie It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
  • Shakes weren't added to the menu until 1975. They used to be mixed right in the paper cups.
  • Did you know you could buy an In-N-Out shirt at the restaurant? Well you can, plus a ton more swag online.
  • There's an In-N-Out University! It's for managers from all locations to come in an receive training on how to offer the best In-N-Out experience for their customers.
  • The business is still family owned and operated with the founders' grandaughter Lynsi leading the company.
  • As of 2016, there are 313 In-N-Out locations, compared to 66 Shake Shacks and 36,000 McDonald's.
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