My wife and I get to the west coast of the U.S. at times and when we do…I have a confession to make.
We do love a hot, unique at times, different and fresh meal. But every chance we get, we’ll request or gravitate toward a place called In-N-Out Burger. It’s fresh, it’s hot, it’s clean, it’s friendly and it’s fast-food at its best! Real milkshakes, real fries, real burgers with very few menu options
My wife goes for the “protein burger” and I go for the “Double-Double.” That’s 100% of double the meat and double the cheese. Harry and Esther Snyder started this California craze in 1948. Not until the 1970’s did they start to expand and today there are around 250 restaurants as far east as Texas. The current owner is Lynsi Snyder, the Snyders’ only grandchild.
But it was Harry and Esther’s son, Rich, who did something unique, something a bit subtle and yet awesome. Rich was a devoted born-again Christian; it was Rich who decided to add the Bible verses to the chain’s cups and burger wrappers. “Hamburgers are so popular,” his pastor at the Calvary Chapel explained. He thought it was a great way to, “Awaken people to the fact that the Bible is relevant and has the answers for today’s problems.”
On every burger wrapper, on every French fry box and on every beverage cup there is a scripture from the word of God. Yep, Harry and Esther’s son, Rich, is still getting God’s word out to every customer who comes through the door even though he was killed in a plane crash many years ago.
Not my usual blog post, but I do love a good burger. So, if you’re ever near an In-N-Out Burger restaurant, it’s one great fast-food meal. Make it a date night with your bride!