In-N-Out Prints Bible Verses on Its Packaging—Here’s Why

Updated: Jan. 05, 2024

The In-N-Out Bible verses are a family tradition, says CEO Lynsi Synder.

Lots of fast-food chains have developed quirks over the years. Panera, Starbucks and Dairy Queen all have logos with sneaky hidden meanings. McDonald’s won’t serve burgers in the morning even though they’ve had all-day breakfast before. In-N-Out prints Bible verses on its cups and wrappers and has since the ’80s!

The Story Behind In-N-Out’s Bible Verses

In-N-Out has been a family business since it was founded in 1948. Lynsi Snyder, In-N-Out’s CEO, explains that it’s a family tradition for In-N-Out to print Bible verses on its packaging. Her uncle, Rich Snyder, began the Bible verse concept back in 1987. Lynsi Snyder recognizes what it meant to her uncle and continues to print the Bible verses to honor his memory and faith.

“My grandparents set the bar high and I only try to raise it,” Snyder says. She also has said that she strives to “maintain what we’ve started with: not compromising the quality of product, service or standards.”

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What Verses Does In-N-Out Reference?

On the soda cups, you’ll find John 3:16. This verse reads, “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.”

The milkshake cup references Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”

Burger wrappers display Revelation 3:20, “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.”

If you’ve ever had the Double-Double, you’ve probably seen Nahum 1:7, “The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.”

Snyder has since added a few more verses to the mix, including Proverbs 24:16 and Luke 6:35.

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