Ron DeSantis is trying to steal one legendary fast-food chain from Gavin Newsom

Jun 25, 2024

The rivalry between Ron DeSantis and Gavin Newsom is heating up.

Now it is getting personal in a way that it has never been before. 

Now Ron DeSantis is trying to steal one legendary fast-food chain from Gavin Newsom.

Ron DeSantis says In-N-Out Burger would make a killing in Florida

California’s In-N-Out Burger is one of the most iconic regional fast food chains in the country.

The family-owned chain features a simple menu of burgers, fries, and shakes. 

In-N-Out has drawn comparisons to Chick-fil-A because of the quality of the food and its Christian ownership.

Cups and wrappers contain Bible verses subtly placed on them.

In-N-Out Burger owner Lynsi Snyder said that the chain started adding them in the 1990s.

“It was my Uncle Rich who put the Bible verses on the cups and wrappers in the early ‘90s, just before he passed away,” Snyder told The Christian Post. “He had just accepted the Lord and wanted to put that little touch of his faith on our brand.”

In-N-Out has not kept a small footprint because of its popularity.

The chain has locations in California, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Texas, Oregon, and Utah.

Tennessee is the site of In-N-Out’s first expansion east of the Mississippi.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been on a mission to get In-N-Out to expand into the Sunshine State for years.

He told Fox News host Sean Hannity that the Christian-owned hamburger chain would make a fortune if it came to Florida.

“If they decided to come to Florida, they would print money in the state of Florida, it would be so successful,” DeSantis said. “But, you know, I think the company, you know, they like being where they are, and I respect that. But they certainly would do very well in Florida.”

Ron DeSantis tried to get In-N-Out to relocate to Florida

In-N-Out landed in hot water with the public health bureaucrats for refusing to enforce vaccine mandates at his locations.

San Francisco shut down indoor dining at one of the chain’s locations in 2021 for refusing to check the vaccination status of customers.

“We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government,” In-N-Out chief legal officer Arnie Wensinger said.

DeSantis tried to recruit the chain to expand or move its corporate headquarters to Florida after the incident.

The Florida Governor called In-N-Out owner Lynsi Snyder after the San Francisco shutdown.

Then-DeSantis Press Secretary Christina Pushaw said that Florida made its pitch to Snyder.

“Of course, Florida also has some of the highest quality farms and cattle ranches in the country, and the governor discussed this with the president of In-n-Out. If they can identify suppliers for all their ingredients here, which we believe is possible, In-n-out (sic) could expand to Florida,” Pushaw said.

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis pitched them relocating their headquarters.

“The business climate here is perfect, with no personal income tax, low corporate taxes, an educated workforce and a fantastic quality of life,” a letter from Patronis to In-N-Out read.

In-N-Out turned down the offer from Florida but people are still hoping they make the move. 

Getting In-N-Out to move out of California would be one of the greatest coups of Ron DeSantis’ governorship.

DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

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