BALDWIN PARK, CALIF. — In-N-Out Burger announced on Jan. 10 that it would be branching out to the East Coast by opening future restaurants and building an Eastern territory office in Franklin, Tenn.

“We are very excited to provide Tennesseans with our quality burgers, fries and shakes,” said Lynsi Snyder, owner of In-N-Out. “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.”

Snyder is the only granddaughter of Harry and Esther who started the California burger company in 1948.

In-N-Out held a press conference in Franklin which local and state officials attended, including Tennessee Governor Bill Lee.

“Tennessee’s unmatched business climate, skilled workforce and central location make our state the ideal place for this family-run company to establish its first eastern United States hub,” Lee said. “We thank In-N-Out for planting roots in Williamson County and creating new jobs for Tennesseans.”

According to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) , the company plans to make a $125 million investment in the state, which includes building a 100,000 square-foot office in Franklin by 2026. The first In-N-Out restaurant will also open that year.

TNECD projected that In-N-Out would add 277 new jobs for Williamson County, Tenn.

As of 2023, In-N-Out operates 385 locations in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Oregon and Colorado, including 35,000 employees.