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The Ins-N-Outs of In-N-Out Burger

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I read this book because I am a fan of In-N-Out burgers. Unfortunately I don’t live in a part of the country where the stores are located, but always made a point of eating there when traveling. It was interesting to learn about the origins of the company. However, I don’t think the book was particularly well written. It was very repetitive and the Bible references were a turn-off for me. I congratulate them for doing what it takes to be in business for over 75 years and for the loyal customer base.

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I loved this book! It was very knowledgeable and I loved learning all about in and out and how it started. Thank you for writing this book, while also being the president. It was cool to see how successful this business has been.

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Unfortunately, I don't live in a state that In N Out Burger has a store but I do love me some animal style fries! I was really interested in reading about this burger chain. Loved to read how it's still family owned. This family has been through a lot of personal misfortune, but has kept going. Was hoping for more business insider stuff, but this was more like a marketing fluff book.

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"The Ins-N-Outs of In-N-Out Burger" is a must-read for any fan of the popular West Coast fast food chain. Author Lynsi Snyder takes readers on an insider perspective journey through the history and evolution of In-N-Out Burger, from its humble beginnings in 1948 to its status as a beloved icon of American cuisine.

Snyder delves into the founding family's dedication to quality and customer service, as well as their commitment to maintaining a tight-knit, family-run business. The book also explores the chain's unique menu offerings and the secret behind its cult-like following.

One of the most fascinating aspects of the book is Snyder’s exploration of In-N-Out Burger's business philosophy. The company has never franchised or taken on debt, instead choosing to focus on slow and steady growth. This approach has allowed In-N-Out Burger to maintain its reputation for quality and consistency while also remaining true to its roots.

Overall, "The Ins-N-Outs of In-N-Out Burger" is a well-researched and engaging look at one of America's most beloved fast food chains. Snyder’s writing is informative and entertaining, making this book a must-read for anyone interested in the history and culture of American fast food.

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If you are from sunny Southern California or have visited, you will have eaten at or seen an In-N-Out Burger. These burgers, fries, and shakes are prominently featured in the reel of my life! The first establishments were in the area of SoCal where I lived. My first date with my husband was at In-N-Out on Arrow Highway in Covina. (No longer one at that location).

It was fun and nostalgic to read about the early history because I was a satisfied customer. I still eat there about once a week. My grandchildren are now fans!

This book is part history and part family memoir with a generous side of faith sprinkled throughout. Observant guests know that Scripture references are stamped discretely beneath cups and on other items. Casual diners would never be aware. Another interesting fact is the story behind the crossed palm trees in the landscape of every location…..a tribute to the movie It’s A Mad,Mad World (the founder’s favorite movie). The most important thing to know about this SoCal iconic fast food restaurant is their commitment to quality, cleanliness, and friendly, efficient service. Their prices can’t be beat. Pay one a visit if you get a chance. There’s even a secret menu found online!

If you are familiar with In-N-Out you might enjoy this story of its founding. If you’re not, it might not hold the same appeal.

Thanks #NetGalley @NelsonBooks for a complimentary eARC of #TheInsNOutsOfInNOutBurger upon my request. All opinions are my own.

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I am a fan of In0N-Out so I was pretty excited to receive an ARC of this book from the publisher and NetGalley in return for my review. I hate to say it because they have fantastic food, but the book disappointed. It read like a surface level advertisement or one of those employee training videos you watch when you get a new job. I did glean a few new fun facts about the company, but overall it was choppy, and I couldn't get past the advertisement feeling while I was reading it. There was also a lot more religion in the story than I expected. I think I might have enjoyed it more if it came from the company historian instead of the author who is so close to the story. If In-N-Out ever decides to sell this would be a fantastic presentation to a buyer or investor, but for the general public it fell a little flat.

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The Ins-N-Outs of In-N-Out Burger by Lynsi Snyder is a super interesting story of the origins up to the current management of In-N-Out Burger. I'm a vegetarian, so In-N-Out isn't a go-to place for me (although, I have had the secret menu 'grilled cheese' a couple of times!), but I can appreciate the story and would highly recommend it. I learned a lot of background on the company, almost all of which I had no clue about. One thing is that In-N-Out is privately held and owned 100% by the founders' granddaughter. The book is full of fun tidbits, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks to Nelson Books and NetGalley for the eARC. All opinions shared are influenced by nothing other than my own reading experience.

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I have never eaten at an In-Out-Out Burger restaurant and these days I rarely sample fast food however reading Lynsi Snyder's account of the history of In-Out-Out BurgerI would like to try their products.
the author who is the granddaughter of the founders provides a detailed and sometimes fascinating story of how In-Out-Out Burger grew from one store in Baldwin Hills, CA to 239 stores primarily in California and the Southwest. Today In-Out-Out Burger still operates by many of the exacting standards insisted upon by Snyder's grandfather. The consistency of the product, and the courtesy of the employees helped retain customers and propel In-Out-Out Burger to solid success.
In-Out-Out Burger is still family owned, a family that has seen a fair amount of turmoil and heartache over the decades of owning In-Out-Out Burger.
The end of the book is a detailed and occasionally redundant listing of the procedures and policies that may interesting to those who currently work in the restaurant business.
If you are a loyal fan of In-Out-Out Burger or you enjoy a well told story, this is a must read.

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While I have eaten In N Out Burgers almost my whole life - in fact twice in the past week, I never knew much about the owners except that they were religious and put small hidden messages on their packaging. This book was interesting to say the least. It made me want to know more about Lynsi Snyder and her family.

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A really great read that anyone in the business or customer service world should read. I loved all the behind the scenes and secrets of In and Out. This author makes a great company even better. The family cares about its employees and customers. I loved this book.

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I ate my first In-N-Out burger in Baldwin Park, California in the mid 1950's and have been a dedicated customer ever since. During the 70's and 80's I worked for a California burger chain that was a direct competitor of In-N-Out and we while our restaurants were very different, I was intensely aware of the In-N-Out business model and knew some of their managers. In this book Lynsi Snyder gives an exceptional behind the scenes look at the company, while paying tribute to her family who founded the chain and guided it through its first seven decades. It is a quick, fascinating read. Highly recommended

Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Nelson Publisher for an advanced reader copy.

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The Ins-N-Outs of In-N-Out Burger by Lynsi Snyder took me behind the scenes of one of my favorite fast-food chain, and offered an intriguing glimpse into its history and success. Snyder shared personal anecdotes, adding a touch of authenticity to the narrative. However, the book occasionally falls short in providing in-depth details about the company's strategies and I would have appreciated more insights into the decision-making processes and the evolution of the menu.

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Despite being vegan now, before In N Out was a favorite burger take out. Their french fries were not my favorite, but that is a different story. It was interesting to read about the history of the company and the hierachy of the founding family. I loved learning about "the secret menu."......

I did not look reading in depth about the abuse the author and her brother received from her uncle and father, who were later honored by the company for their successful business ideas. Plus a smattering of Bible quotes throughout that really do not make sense with the book. HOWEVER...

I kind of struggled reading this. I think if the author just stuck to how In N Out was founded, the early years and success and kept out the other extraneous stuff this would have been better (IMO). Definitely not a favorite biogrpahy this year but not the worse.

Some people will enjoy this, others will not. Cannot recommend it for my views.

Thanks to Netgalley, Lysni SYnder and Nelson Books for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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If you like reading about the birth and growth of a successful business, author Lynsi Snyder, the current president of In-N-Out, shares her company's entire history - which is tightly bound with her own family's personal history.

If you're fascinated by the ins and outs (see what I did there) of the work it takes to run one of the world's most beloved burger joints, you'll be gratified by the level of detail included.

If you struggle with your life and your faith, you may take hope and find a like mind in Lynsi's unflinchingly honest sharing of her own and her family's struggles to live good, healthy lives and stay in tune with God.

If you're looking for a fast paced, dramatic Hollywood-style story of a family's rise to fame... you'll probably not find it here. This book is extremely factual, meticulously chronicling the company, and the history of the people who created and grew In-N-Out into what it is today. There are those who appreciate this level of detail, and there are those who might find it dry. Only you know what you like, so choose accordingly. I grew up in Southern California, not far from where the first In-N-Out opened, so that brought a feeling of familiarity to my reading, which definitely enhanced the book for me.

Beyond being a book written for a general audience, a copy of this book should be given to every In-N-Out employee. A copy should, of course, be added to the company's historical records as well.

Now, I'll just take another sip of coffee from my In-N-Out mug and go back to wishing for the ability to order a double double in Michigan, where I now live. Maybe someday!

My thanks to author Lynsi Snyder, Nelson Books, and NetGalley for allowing me to read a digital review copy of this book. This review is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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As someone who loves In-N-Out Burger but only can visit it when I visit my son in California (it's my first stop after landing), I thoroughly enjoyed learning more of the history of this company. It is so fascinating and I would highly recommend this book!

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I do have to disclose that my family is a big fan of In-N-Out and I've never really fully got the appeal. I do get that In-N-Out is consistent. But when I want a burger I go to my local, independent burger place Nobby's with the cheese skirt and it is so much tastier than an in-and-out burger.

With all that disclosed I was curious, immensely curious to read Lynsi Snyder's book on In-N-Out. I of course learned quite a few things and appreciated what I think was her candid version of the challenge of getting to the 75th anniversary of In-N-Out. But in all truth sometimes just like Forever 21 the Christian prophesizing is a bit of a turn-off. I don't like when capitalism and Christianity bible verses are coupled together. A business being Christian is not a plus nor a deterrent but it just feels unwanted.

Lynsi Snyder's description of the In-N-Out lingo was fun to read and her family challenges. The nepotism and privilege were evident on the pages but I can appreciate the hard work that went into building the business another thing I appreciate is that they haven't gone public and they have kept it from being a franchise. They did build slow and smart and I feels like a good book on building a business plan and understanding all the challenges of taking on a business in the food arena.

I also enjoyed reading that children get a free hot chocolate on a rainy day. That I did not know. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Lynsi Snyder's book The Ins-N-Outs of In-N-Out Burger even though I am not a huge fan of In-N-Out I am still a customer of In-N-Out.

I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher Nelson Books for the opportunity to read The Ins=N-Outs of In-N-Out Burger by Lynsi Snyder.

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Really enjoyed reading the origin and history of In-N-Out, particularly as my family are from So Cal and all love the restaurant. I already knew a fair amount about INO, but was pleasantly surprised to find I learned quite a bit more reading this. Repetitive at times, but that didn’t detract much from the reading experience.

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Though I've never experienced In-N-Out Burger firsthand, its story, akin to Chick-fil-A's, unfolds as a privately held success, deepening my curiosity.

What captivates me is founder Harry Snyder's enduring influence on the company's culture, extending beyond burgers and fries—how it still remains today! In-N-Out becomes a living testament to how a founder's principles can shape culinary experiences.

Penned by Lynsi Snyder, the current president, and Harry’s only grandchild, the narrative unveils a painful family history, addressing child abuse, drug addiction, failed relationships, cancer, and death. In-N-Out Burger's admirable transparency, showcased through this narrative, is guided by Lynsi's faith, reflecting her fascinating journey. The book's sprinkle of fun facts about In-N-Out Burger adds to its overall enjoyable appeal.

Overall, I found this book quite enjoyable!!

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As a person that never tried Ins-N-Out Burger my entire life (But I'm dying to) this book is such interesting knowledge for me. The author used an easy wording so its easier for me to understand the context and I feel like its that type of books that can help you in understanding about business more without actually stressing about the context because its so easy to digest.

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This book is especially fun for So Cal people! I know that InNOut has branched out across the US, but for years, it has been our special treasure.

The granddaughter of one of the chain’s founder authors this book and gives a wonderful behind the scenes story about how this amazing company came to be.

My husband worked for InNOut for 7 years through high school and college so we have a special fondness for the brand.

Great read!

Thank you to NetGalley and Nelson Books for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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