She used to be a customer of ours at our little family store, and I met one of her previous husbands, someone who wasn't worth the time in my opinion, he had an eye on her future and how much he could get of it. Her current husband shares her passion for drag strip life, as well as a strong sense of independence (his cars are all sponsored by local businesses, not her trust.)
The property developer for In-and-Out had set up a nice little side business, getting wined, dined and paid off by cities and developers to secure future sites for restaurant locations. Fighting him over a planned development near our home was like dealing with the worst snake; thankfully plans were adjusted and the impact was mitigated, and he was eventually fi... Err, I mean, ‘chose to expand his horizons by moving on to another venture.’
I think the company is in fine hands; she's got a very good ability to recognize success, and how to replicate what works, and I'd expect the chain to continue it's slow calculated growth, as well as continuing to treat their workers like family.
I'd also expect to see a couple more changes in the executive lineup, but overall, her stewardship should see the company grow, continue to be extremely healthy, and thrive.
>> I think the company is in fine hands;
Besides the great burgers, the thing that impresses me about In ‘n Out is their fast and genuinely friendly service. As with most other businesses, consistent excellence in fast-food product and service is a function of excellent MANAGEMENT.
Don’t know how they do it, exactly, but they’re very good at it.
I have met and worked for every member of the whole family and the grandmother too, I am pretty sure I have met this girl also, but she was just a little girl then. Hell I might have been to her shack in bradbury also, been to most every house there at one time or another. They really were stand up, nice folks.