In-N-Out Burger, a quintessential west coast fast-food chain that’s practically synonymous with California dining, has found itself under scrutiny over a $25,000 contribution to the California Republican Party.
Despite the fact that In-N-Out donates to both Republicans and Democrats, Eric Bauman, Chair of the California Democratic Party, called for the boycott of the beloved burger joint last week.
“Et tu In-N-Out? Tens of thousands of dollars donated to the California Republican Party… it’s time to
#BoycottInNOut – let Trump and his cronies support these creeps… perhaps animal style!,” Bauman tweeted.
Et tu In-N-Out? Tens of thousands of dollars donated to the California Republican Party… it’s time to #BoycottInNOut – let Trump and his cronies support these creeps… perhaps animal style!https://t.co/9zkdFaG5CJ
— EricBauman (@EricBauman) August 30, 2018
Which got one Alabama State Senator to thinking maybe he ought to invite the Christian-based chain — the company prints Bible verses on the bottoms of its packaging — to relocate their headquarters in more GOP-friendly state.
Rainbow City-Republican, State Sen. Phil Williams tweeted an invitation to In-N-Out to move to Alabama on Thursday night.
— Sen. Phil Williams (@SenPhilWilliams) August 31, 2018
It remains unclear whether or not In-N-Out would consider leaving California. The company has been headquartered there, in Irvine, Calif since 1948. Currently, it doesn’t have a location farther east than Dallas.