Image from this guy on Reddit.
Confirmed: That In-N-Out we showed you yesterday is a fake. Someone from In-N-Out headquarters has written in to CityWeekend to inform them that the burger chain has definitely no plans for Shanghai in the immediate future:
“In response to your question, we hope to expand as far as we can, but do not have any immediate plans for Shanghai at this time. We do hope to continue expanding, but are always careful not to open a new location until we can guarantee the same quality food and service as we provide in our existing locations. But thanks to customers like you, hopefully you will see us in more areas in the future!”
This squares with an email we received from a long-time In-N-Out employee who said:
as someone who used to work for inn out corporate and would help open new stores, i can tell you I’m 10000% sure this is not an inn out store. they don’t do joint ventures, there is only one owner of the company, and just by my knowledge of how everything works, it is never going to happen. if you need any more info to confirm, i can try, but i just quit there last year after working there for 7 years.
And yet another person wrote in to inform us:
I know the company quite well – the pic you show means that some shanzai joint will open – INO are not coming to China – even Dallas was a huge step for them –