In-N-Out: Prices Soar Amid Rising Minimum Wage Battle

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**In-N-Out Defies Convention, Raises Prices Amid Rising Wage Costs**

In a surprising twist, popular fast food chain In-N-Out has announced a price hike just two months after California’s minimum wage increase soared. This move bucks the trend of many restaurants responding with more significant menu increases of 10% or more.

**Recent Price Bump: Modest Adjustments**

Bucking the trend of excessive price hikes, In-N-Out took a more moderate approach. A Double-Double combo in Los Angeles County now costs .44, a relatively small increase of [gemini model=”gemini-pro” prompt=”Rephrase comprehensively the provided news content to maintain the original context and meaning, while refreshing the presentation style to be more engaging and original. Keep all key information and facts accurate. Use lively, clear, and appealing language to enhance readability. Ensure the article is at least 600 words in length and it is a unique, captivating, and well-structured piece while keeping true to the original content’s intent. Ensure it is structured for readability and engagement using the following HTML tags:

The president of the popular fast food chain Lynsi Snyder said in April that she fought to keep prices down when the new minimum wage law first took effect. 

“I was sitting in VP meetings going toe-to-toe saying, ‘We can’t raise the prices that much, we can’t,’” Snyder told “Today” during an interview at the time.

Lynsi Snyder In-N-Out
Lynsi Snyder is seen with employees and customers at Idaho’s first In-N-Out Burger location in Meridian on Dec. 12, 2023. (IG: @lynsi_snyder)

Although many fast food restaurants saw menu prices increase by 10% or more, one Los Angeles-based In-N-Out instituted a moderate increase of 25 cents for a burger and 5 cents for a drink, according to the New York Post.

As for the recent price bump, a Double-Double combo in Los Angeles County now costs $11.44, up $0.76 from last year.

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A spokesperson for In-N-Out confirmed to KTLA sister station KRON that the recent price hikes are directly related to the new minimum wage rate but did not say exactly when the new prices were implemented.

The minimum wage increased from $16 to $20 per hour on April 1.