By Kim Dailey |Staff Writer|
Residents of Highland have been waiting patiently for In-N-Out to open. March 29 marked the grand opening of the fast food joint and individuals wasted no time in eating there.
Cody Deasey has been there three times. When asked why he chose In-N-Out, he stated, “the food is great.”
“The food is amazing and it is so close to home,” chimed in Kyle Kieser, who was enjoying his french fries nearby.
Lines formed outside the building where people waited patiently to order their food. Those who had ordered already had the choice to sit inside or outside the facility, which had minimal seating after the lunchtime rush started.
Outside, cars with hungry patrons lined up around the long single-lane driveway. One In-N-Out employee stood outside and took orders to help the drive thru line move more quickly for the lunchtime rush.
Travis Kaenel, who lives within five miles of the new location, was enjoying his protein-style burger, which is one of the “secret menu” items not listed on the regular In-N-Out menu. It has lettuce on the outside instead of buns and is filled with cheese, meat, tomato, lettuce, onion and secret sauce.
“I love knowing all the veggies are fresh,” Kaenel stated. “I also love how In-N-Out is Christian based.”
In-N-Out is not only famous for their tasty double-doubles, animal style fries, and milkshakes, but they are also known for their help in spreading awareness on child abuse prevention. The opening of their newest location coincides with National Child Abuse Prevention Month which takes place in April.
In-N-Out has been a proud sponsor in helping abused and neglected children since 1984.
In-N-Out has their own charity called the In-N-Out Burger Foundation, which was established in March 1995 and started by one of its founders, Esther Snyder, and her son Rich.
“Esther Snyder was very passionate about preventing child abuse and about children in general,” stated In-N-Out manager Aliess Kingsley.
In-N-Out takes 100 percent of the money that has been donated to this foundation and matches it 3-1.
“They also take care of all the overhead, so literally all the money donated goes back to the community,” said Kingsley.
Rebekah Eguia and daughter Audrey Eguia stopped by to grab something to eat on their way home from shopping.
“It is never too early to teach kids about helping other kids,” said Rebekah as her daughter Audrey was putting money into the donation tin can that was placed on the counter. Audrey had a big smile on her face because the cashier gave her some stickers and an In-N-Out hat.
In-N-Out is also known for their hidden Bible verses. They can be found under the soda fountain cups, the milkshake cups, the folded seams of the double-double liners, and the cheeseburger/ burger wrappers.
This family-owned restaurant is a family friendly organization that gives back to the local communities. Whenever they open their doors, they satisfy their customers by their excellent customer service, great food and devotion to helping victims of child abuse.
The new In-N-Out is located at 28009 Greenspot Road, Highland, CA.
Photos by Kim Dailey