In-N-Out Burger will open a corporate hub in Tennessee, according to Gov. Bill Lee of Tennessee.
On Tuesday, Lee made the announcement via video on Twitter, explaining that the expansion of the fast-food chain will result in an increase in the number of jobs available in the state.
“A great American company, an iconic brand, In-N-Out burger has decided to place their first corporate hub in the eastern United States, right here in Tennessee,” Lee said. “It means a lot of opportunity and a lot of jobs for a lot of Tennesseans.”
Lee stated that In-N-Out’s “value system” and approach to customer service align “just right” in Tennessee.
According to WZTV, the corporate hub will be located in Franklin, Tennessee, and construction is expected to be finished by 2026.
Middle Tennessee will also see the opening of a number of restaurants in addition to the corporate hub. The report estimates that In-N-Out Burger will bring 277 jobs to the state.
In a statement, In-N-Out Burger said that Tennesseens have long asked the fast food chain to come to their state.
“For many years, we’ve heard requests from our Customers in Tennessee to consider opening locations near them, further east than we’ve ever been. Our Customers are our most important asset at In-N-Out, and we very much look forward to serving them in years to come, and becoming part of the wonderful communities in The Volunteer State,” the statement reads.