Did You Know In-N-Out Has A University?

Animal-style fries, milkshakes, and their not so secret menu – because of these iconic dishes, In-N-Out has a huge following. Debuting in 1948, In-N-Out was a roadside stand outside of Los Angeles offering burgers in a tiny space, which, according to the official website, was only 10 square feet. In-N-Out founders Harry and Esther Snyder always prized fresh quality ingredients, and that continues to be a focus of the iconic chain with fresh beef and hand-cut potatoes for fries, per the website. According to the Los Angeles Times, Harry's main goal was to offer the best and freshest burgers every day. In the beginning, he personally went to the butcher shop to ensure he had the best meat possible for his hamburgers.

This family-owned chain has grown over the years, but they've taken on a "less is more" approach when it comes to expanding and opening up new locations. In fact, they currently have only 358 locations, which are primarily in California, but you can also find them in five other states: Arizona, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, and Texas, according to their website.

If you've ever been curious about working at In-N-Out or think you have what it takes to be a manager, you might be surprised when it comes to the onboarding process.

This is how you can attend In-N-Out's university

In-N-Out has its very own university, and it's located on the same property as the Snyders' former house, according the In-N-Out website. The official university building with the iconic lettering was unveiled in December 1984. The concept of a "university" training program was in the works and had been in operation since 1977 in one of the restaurant locations.

A university is traditionally a place where you go to study an academic subject in-depth, not a subset of a burger chain. So what is In-N-Out U and who gets to attend?

All entry-level managers attend In-N-Out university to learn all the ins and outs of customer service, food preparation, and keeping the restaurants clean and orderly. It was the brainchild of Harry's son, Rich Snyder, according to the website. If you're intrigued about attending In-N-Out university, you'll first have to apply for a manager position, be interviewed, and land the job before you'll have the opportunity to enjoy burger school.