SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The City of San Diego Tuesday is honoring In-N-Out burger with its very own day ahead of the company’s 70th anniversary.
The burger chain has 19 locations throughout San Diego and is, according to the city, one of the last fast food chains that pays employees above minimum wage.
Despite its popularity, councilmembers say the fast food chain is being honored due to its charity. The In-N-Out Burger Foundation was established in 1984 with the purpose of helping children who have been victims of sexual assault.
In 2016, the restaurant created the Slave 2 Nothing Foundation to help those enslaved in human trafficking or by substance abuse.
In-N-Out has so far raised millions of dollars for the foundations. “In-N-Out Burger’s charitable giving speaks volumes to their company’s core values. I’m honored to recognize In-N-Out Burger for their commitment to enhancing the lives of San Diegans,” said Councilmember Chris Cate.
A presentation is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at the In-N-Out Burger at 4375 Kearny Mesa Rd.