In-N-Out Burger Owner Celebrates Company's Christian Values
Lynsi Snyder says Christianity has played a key role in her family business's success
The owner of the American fast-food chain In-N-Out Burger, Lynsi Snyder, has celebrated her company's Christian values, citing Christianity as playing a key role in the success of the restaurant that has been in her family for decades.
Snyder says biblical values have been fundamental in the company ever since it was started by her grandparents in 1948.
Speaking during an interview with The Christian Post, Snyder describes her own journey with Jesus Christ.
She says her faith was reignited after experiencing a massive amount of pain and suffering following the untimely death of her father as a teenager which led to a struggle with drug addiction.
“I finally found that the deep need in my heart can only be filled by Jesus and my identity in Him,” the heiress reveals.
Snyder says it was her three failed marriages, one of which she allegedly endured physical abuse, which gave her insight into dealing with pain and subsequent healing.
“I have learned so much through my broken relationships along with the ups and downs that come through marriage,” she said.
"I’ve been the one to hurt, and I’ve been hurt. I have gained insight and growth through both sides of the coin.
“Prior to the journey of marriage, it’s so important to seek time and healing with Jesus.
"Even if you are blessed to be healed of personal wounds and past relationship baggage, life will still bring hurdles and trials to overcome in your relationship.”
Christian values have played a key role at In-N-Out ever since Lynsi’s uncle, Richard Snyder, famously began printing John 3:16 on the underside of the restaurant’s drink cups.
Lynsi has continued the family practice and expanded it to include Proverbs 24:16 and Luke 6:35 on fries containers and hot beverage cups.
“It was my uncle Rich who put the Bible verses on the cups and wrappers in the early ‘90s, just before he passed away,” she said.
“He had just accepted the Lord and wanted to put that little touch of his faith on our brand.
"It’s a family business and will always be, and that’s a family touch.
"In later years, I added verses to the fry boat, coffee, and hot cocoa cups.”
“My grandparents set the bar high and I only try to raise it,” she said, adding that she believes in worker-based leadership.
“It was tough in the beginning, but now people see the benefits and feel the love,” she explains.
“All families have their issues and we aren’t perfect, but we try really hard and there are so many good-hearted people here. I love my job.”
In recent years, Snyder has launched the ministry Army of Love, which she says stemmed from a “vision borne in a painful time in my life” and is driven by her desire to help build the Kingdom of God.
“I knew that I would be a part of a ministry that would unify the body of Christ into soldiers who would reach out to one another and to the lost in the last days,” Snyder recalls.
“Many people attend church, but the pool of discipleship is shallow, so I saw training modules online to disciple people and take them deeper than they may have gone attending church or Bible study.
"I envisioned this Army uniting various ministries and supporting churches and organizations.”
“The battle over souls is being waged in the heavenly,” she continued.
"We want to be on the front lines of this battle to save the lost and bring fallen Christians back to their first love.”