I Will Have Mine Animal Style for Esther


IRVINE, Calif. – Esther L. Snyder, who with her husband founded the iconic West Coast restaurant chain In-N-Out Burger, died Friday. She was 86. Esther and Harry Snyder opened the first In-N-Out drive-through stand in Baldwin Park in 1948. In-N-Out now has 202 restaurants in California, Arizona and Nevada.

Matriarch of In-N-Out Burger dies at 86 – Yahoo! News

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One Response to I Will Have Mine Animal Style for Esther

  1. Update on this story: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-burger8aug08,1,4774910.story?coll=la-headlines-business&ctrack=1&cset=true

    From the LA Times article:
    The intensely private Irvine-based company is known for its fresh ingredients, feel-good vibe and loyal clientele. Its growth potential has long been a key attraction to potential buyers. But the Snyder family has opted to remain independent.The trick, Hiatt said, is to achieve that growth without losing the In-N-Out mystique.
    “Because of the way they have restricted growth, it still has that cult kind of buzz,” he said. “Like Krispy Kreme had but lost when you started to see them at every gas station.”
    “The question is, can you grow the brand to a significant number of restaurants without losing that ambience?”
    So far, the rare public spat appears to have had little public effect on In-N-Out’s business.

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