Piercing The Mystery Of In-N-Out Burger

February 4, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

In-N-Out Burger, a popular chain of restaurants in the west coast of the United States is an extremely secretive private company. Seth Lubove pieced together information from a variety of sources to paint a fuller picture of the chain:

  • While the company is private, based on what little information is available, the chain is valued anywhere between $1.1 and $2 billion.
  • The company is wholly owned by the granddaughter of the chain’s founders. She has no college degree yet is thought to be the youngest female American billionaire.
  • The company refuses to franchise in an apparent bid to maintain quality control.
  • The chain uses fresh beef patties that are delivered to the stores every day from two distribution facilities. The chain only opens in locations that are within a day’s driving distance from the distribution facilities.
  • The estimated 20% margin that In-N-Out Burger manages to maintain is in part due to the simplicity of its limited menu.

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Source: Bloomberg