After more than 18 years, Oakland’s only In-N-Out restaurant, located at 8300 Oakport Avenue, will close on March 24, Denny Warnick, the burger chain’s chief operating officer, confirmed. area.
While Oakland In-N-Out has always been a busy and profitable business, concerns about crime keep it regularly closed during the dinner rush, when the drive-thru often reaches the adjacent parking lot. In a statement sent to SFGATE, Warnick cited challenges faced by customers and employees, including car accidents, property damage, theft and theft.
“While we continue to take steps to create a safer environment, our customers and colleagues are often victimized,” Wernick said. “Our top priority must be the safety and health of our customers and employees; we cannot ask them to visit or work in an unsafe environment.” The increase in car break-ins and other crimes has caused concern not only among In-N-Out customers but also among those returning their cars at airports.
Security experts from Allied Universal and Brosnan Risk report that In-N-Out has the worst theft rate compared to other locations they looked at. Incidents involving up to five crashes a day have led to warning measures such as billboards telling customers to secure their cars and not leave valuables behind.
For these fast food fans, the closing will be disappointing. In-N-Out was recently honored as one of the best large companies to work for in America, according to a job review on Glassdoor. Warnick acknowledged the closure has had a negative impact on employees and their families, but assured affected employees will be given the opportunity to move into nearby In-N-Out.
While the Oakland station is closed, the In-N-Out location remains closed. N-Out also operates other Bay Area locations, including Alameda, San Francisco, Daly City, San Leandro, Pleasanton, Union City and San Ramon.