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Why Do In-N-Out Burger Food Containers Include Bible Verses?

In-N-Out Burger is an American fast-food chain with locations in California and the Southwest, with their headquarters in Irvine, California. The establishment was founded by Harry and Esther Snyder in 1948. The chain has expanded and opened several distribution centers over the past few decades. But did you ever wonder why there were bible verses on their packaging?

Bible verses are printed on the food containers at In-N-Out Burger because of the family’s late uncle Rich who accepted a new faith just before his passing. This eventually became part of their brand.

The Origin of In-N-Out Burger

In 1948, Harry and Esther Snyder founded In-N-Out Burger in Baldwin Park, California. Even though this west coast hamburger chain had expanded to more than 200 locations, the Snyder family retains control of the business. 

In-N-Out remains privately owned, and the Snyder family has no plans to take the company public or franchise any units, according to the company’s website. The Snyders are a religious family, and their ability to control their own company allows them to put whatever they want on their product packaging. 

They’ve included references to specific Bible verses that we assume have special meaning for them. Sharp-eyed observers have noted the presence of cryptic name-and-number notations on burger wrappings and disposable cups used at In-N-Out Burger over the years.

These enigmatic markings are references to Biblical passages. Those who are easily disturbed by the presence of Bible verses, on the other hand, need not fear for their souls: the text of the passages is not spelled out on the cups and wrappings; only their notations appear there.

(Source: Snopes)

Food Containers Bible Verses

The inscription on the soda cup is based on the scripture of John 3:16: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Proverbs 3:5 is printed on the milkshake cup: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

The water cup bears the verse from John 14:6 and is no longer available to customers but is still used by employees: Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Revelation 3:20 is referenced on the hamburger and cheeseburger wrappers: Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

The wrap for the Double-Double which is two burger patties and two slices of cheese quotes Nahum 1:7: The Lord is good, a stronghold in times of trouble; and he knows those who trust in him.

Proverbs 24:16 is written on the French fry holder: For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought down by calamity.

The packaging of other In-N-Out menu items like coffee cups, and milk containers found no further references to Bible verses. But they all have a common theme: faith in the Lord. Even the verses are not printed; those who want to absorb the messages must do so with the help of their Bibles. (Source: Snopes)

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