A Mexican fast food joint has opened, a complete counterfeit of California’s beloved In-N-Out.
The burger joint in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico has gone viral on social media due to its resemblance to the iconic West Coast chain and its cheeky name “In-I-Nout”.
The knockoff restaurant has most of the In-N-Out hallmarks burger fans can find in the United States, including red booths and platters, American-inspired decor, and a yellow arrow on its sign.
It also serves many of the same dishes at the original restaurant, including double-double burgers and fries topped with grilled onions and a special sauce.
Viral videos on social media from the restaurant, located on a highway outside the town of Culiacán, show the walls adorned with photos from the 1950s, including Coca Cola and old-fashioned restaurant posters.
The knockoff restaurant offers most of the In-N-Out features burger fans can find in the United States, including red booths and platters and similar menu items.
The burger restaurant in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico has gone viral on social media due to its cheeky name ‘In-I-Nout’
According to its social media posts, the Mexican restaurant also serves double burgers with bacon, brioche buns and “aderezo de la casa” – or homemade dressing,
However, In-I-Nout also offers some items on its menu that are not available at its American counterpart, including BBQ and Buffalo Chicken Wings.
It is unclear whether In-I-Nout is a temporary or permanent business and the restaurant did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
A spokesperson for In-N-Out declined to comment “due to ongoing litigation”, suggesting the infringement could face a legal dispute with the California-based chain.
In-N-Out was founded in 1948. For decades, the burger chain didn’t expand beyond Los Angeles County, and the first restaurant outside of California didn’t open until 2000.
Viral videos on social media show the restaurant, which is located on a highway outside the town of Culiacán, Mexico
Viral videos on the restaurant’s social media show the walls adorned with 1950s photos and complemented by red booths
Earlier this year, however, it was announced to much fanfare that the chain would open a headquarters in Tennessee, as well as several restaurants by 2026.
The move into the state is the most easterly expansion yet for the company, whose current easternmost state is Texas.
It’s a change of tone for In-N-Out, whose president once said they had no plans to expand further east coast in his lifetime.
Company owner Lynsi Snyder said in a 2018 interview with Forbes that she thought putting restaurants in every state would take away “some of its luster.”
“I don’t see us stretched all over the United States, I don’t see us in every state. Take Texas – draw a line and stay left. It’s in my life,” Snyder said.
In-I-Nout also features a yellow arrow on its panel, much like the original California channel
In-N-Out announced earlier this year that it would open a headquarters in Tennessee, as well as several restaurants by 2026.
Lynsi Snyder is owner and president of In-N-Out and is the only granddaughter of the company’s founders.
Announcing the news of the unexpected move earlier this year, Snyder, who is the only granddaughter of Harry and Esther Snyder, the company’s founders, said: ‘We are very pleased to provide Tennesseans with our burgers, fries and shakes. quality.
“In every decision I make, I always consider what my family would want. I have no doubt that my grandparents, father and uncle would be proud of this decision to expand our family of associates and serve customers. even more amazing starting in and around Nashville.
In-N-Out currently has approximately 385 locations in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Oregon, Colorado and Texas.