The famous California burger chain In-N-Out continues to seek outward expansion but it’s still a long way from bringing its famous double-double sandwich to the east coast.

The state of New Mexico, specifically its capital city of Albuquerque, will be getting a location of the Christian chain by 2026.

Owner and President of In-N-Out Lynsi Snynder made the announcement on Instagram Tuesday.

‘We’re excited to share that we will be fully in the Four Corners, serving our Customers in New Mexico, by 2027!’ 

‘It’s an exciting day for our Company, the In-N-Out Family and our Customers. Stay tuned for more details. We’re looking forward to serving quality burgers, fries, and shakes in Albuquerque, NM! #innout’ 

The famous California burger chain In-N-Out continues to seek outward expansion but it’s still a long way from bringing its famous double-double sandwich to the east coast

The state of New Mexico, specifically its capital city of Albuquerque, will be getting a location of the Christian chain by 2026. Owner and President of In-N-Out Lynsi Snynder made the announcement on Instagram Tuesday

The state of New Mexico, specifically its capital city of Albuquerque, will be getting a location of the Christian chain by 2026. Owner and President of In-N-Out Lynsi Snynder made the announcement on Instagram Tuesday

The state of New Mexico, specifically its capital city of Albuquerque, will be getting a location of the Christian chain by 2026. Owner and President of In-N-Out Lynsi Snynder made the announcement on Instagram Tuesday

The chain has been expansion-heavy this year, as officials with the California-based fast food chain announced in January their plans to open a corporate office in Tennessee as well as multiple restaurants by 2026. 

It’s a change of tune for In-N-Out, whose president once said they didn’t plan to expand any further towards the east coast in her lifetime.

The chain currently has 394 open restaurants, but none of them are open east of Texas and will remain so for another two years. 

The company’s owner, Lynsi Snyder, said in 2018 in an interview with Forbes she believed putting restaurants in every state would take away ‘some of its luster.’ 

‘I don’t see us stretched across the whole U.S. I don’t see us in every state. Take Texas—draw a line up and just stick to the left. That’s in my lifetime,’ Snyder said. 

In spite of Snyder’s previous statements, the company has now solidified plans to bring a corporate office and multiple locations to the state by 2026, she said. 

‘We are very excited to provide Tennesseans with our quality burgers, fries and shakes,” said Snyder, the sole granddaughter of Harry and Esther Snyder, the company’s founders. 

‘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,’ the president continued.

Lynsi Snyder is the owner and president of In-N-Out and is the sole granddaughter of the company's founders

Lynsi Snyder is the owner and president of In-N-Out and is the sole granddaughter of the company's founders

Lynsi Snyder is the owner and president of In-N-Out and is the sole granddaughter of the company’s founders 

Built on strong Christian beliefs, the company prints Bible verse on some of its packaging

Built on strong Christian beliefs, the company prints Bible verse on some of its packaging

Built on strong Christian beliefs, the company prints Bible verse on some of its packaging

Snyder told the Tennessean Nashville is at least one possibility for a location, but it’s too early to announce anything. 

‘When we’ve opened in new states, we get overwhelmed with customers so we generally try to open two in one day when we are first stepping into a state,’ she said

‘We will start with two and probably have a third one shortly after,’ Snyder continued.

Snyder told the Associated Press the company may also expand across the region as deliveries from the Texas warehouse cross through multiple states. 

It’s a far cry from the burger joint’s 1948 origin when it opened as a 10′ x 10′ stand in Baldwin Park, California. 

‘This expansion is significant for our Company,’ Snyder said. 

‘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,’ she said, calling the customers the company’s ‘most important asset.’ 

Built on strong Christian beliefs, the company prints Bible verse on some of its packaging. 

Lynsi, pictured here, said she added further Bible verses to the items since she took the reigns of the company

Lynsi, pictured here, said she added further Bible verses to the items since she took the reigns of the company

Lynsi, pictured here, said she added further Bible verses to the items since she took the reigns of the company 

The company's owner, Lynsi Snyder, said in 2018 in an interview with Forbes she believed putting restaurants in every state would take away 'some of its luster'

The company's owner, Lynsi Snyder, said in 2018 in an interview with Forbes she believed putting restaurants in every state would take away 'some of its luster'

The company’s owner, Lynsi Snyder, said in 2018 in an interview with Forbes she believed putting restaurants in every state would take away ‘some of its luster’

It was originally founded by Harry and Esther Snyder and is now operated by their granddaughter Lynsi Snyder. 

Bible citations include Mark 3:16 on the bottom of soda cups, while milkshakes are printed with Proverbs 3:5. 

If you order a burger or cheeseburger, you’ll get one verse, Revelation 3:20, but if you get a Double-Double, a double burger, you’ll get another, Nahum 1:7. 

The practice had been started by Lynsi’s uncle Rich Snyder prior to his death in 1993.

She previously told the Christian Post: ‘It was my uncle Rich who put the Bible verses on the cups and wrappers in the early ‘90s, just before he passed away.

‘He had just accepted the Lord and wanted to put that little touch of his faith on our brand. It’s a family business and will always be, and that’s a family touch. 

‘In later years, I added verses to the fry boat, coffee, and hot cocoa cups.’

Rich had been a born-again Christian philanthropist and is also said to have begun each company meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. 

According to Forbes, Lynsi has a net worth of $4.2 billion, and first became a billionaire in 2017. 

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