‘Of course they … proselytize on all their food with hidden [B]ible vers[e]s. I can live with that…’
(Lionel Parrott, Liberty Headlines) In-N-Out Burger, a cult fast-food chain on the West Coast, angered some customers after it was revealed that the restaurant donated $25,000 to the California Republican Party.
Now, some say they intend to boycott the company.
The donation was discovered after journalist Gabe Schneider posted it to Twitter, reported Fortune magazine.
“In-N-Out added a new item to their secret menu,” said Schneider, whose tweet proved to be red meat for progressive customers.
“I hate that In-N-Out has probably donated to the Republican Party before now, and I gave them my business,” tweeted one user. “They are my #1 favorite. No more though.”
Twitter user Amanda Deibert, who proudly displayed a rainbow flag next to her user name, tweeted: “Well, I’m OUT.”
Eric Bauman, who is chairman of the California Democratic Party, encouraged the boycott and suggested that those who made the donation were “creeps.”
Bauman said the restaurant should have to rely on “Trump and his cronies” for support, and hoped they would support them “animal style,” an apparent reference to an option on In-N-Out’s secret menu that includes mustard fried into the burger patty along with pickles and extra condiments.
It’s unknown why In-N-Out made the donation to the California Republicans, though it is possible the restaurant sees the party as more in line with its policy preferences.
In addition, the late CEO, Rich Snyder, was an evangelical Christian with a history of supporting Republican candidates.
While the burger chain has Bible quotes printed on wrappers, In-N-Out is not perceived as overtly Christian—in contrast with another cult chain, Chick-fil-A, which has also been the target of boycotts.
The latter event brought record sales to franchise locations across the country.
Likewise, In-N-Out’s donation is unlikely to deter some hungry liberals:
Sorry I will never #BoycottInNOut I dont care who they donate to. Chick Fill A sucks so I dont care but I wont go along with this one.
Of course they like the CA GOP, they proselytize on all their food with hidden bible versus. I can live with that. https://t.co/gycCs12Xlf
— Dragonfly⭐On⭐Deck (@IDoTheThinking) August 30, 2018