If you are a fan of In-N-Out and you got to Dodger Stadium this week, you were probably stunned when you saw that Shake Shack had their own stand at the stadium.
Fans of the Dodgers were confused as to why Shake Shack was there and not In-N-Out, a burger chain that is popular on the western half of the country. Apparently, it goes back to a rule that In-N-Out has regarding stands at major sports venues.
Seems that a few years back, former AL MVP Jason Giambi attempted to open an In-N-Out that eventually failed, and the company decided they had seen enough.
The franchise determined they will not open spots in New York or anywhere east of Texas, for that matter.
“Sponsorship of a major sports team, stadium or arena, isn’t a strategy that we have chosen to take advantage of,” said Denny Warnick, In-N-Out executive vice president and chief operating officer.
The Dodgers were asked but did not respond to a number of requests for comment about why the team did not partner with any local burger company.
For those wondering, In-N-Out burgers go from $2.80 to $4.45 apiece, while Shake Shack is more pricey, charging $5.49 to $10.69.
“While we are thankful for the feedback we have received from loyal customers over the years suggesting that we open an In-N-Out Burger in the stadium of their favorite team, I don’t anticipate that we will expand into the concession business in the foreseeable future,” said Denny Warnick, In-N-Out executive vice president and chief operating officer.