Harry Snyder

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Harry Snyder
BornSeptember 9, 1913
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
DiedDecember 14, 1976(1976-12-14) (aged 63)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Known forCo-founding In-N-Out Burger
Spouse(s)Esther Snyder
ChildrenHarry Snyder
Richard Snyder

Harry Snyder (September 9, 1913 – December 14, 1976) was an American businessman. He founded In-N-Out Burger along with his wife Esther Snyder. Snyder was one of the first people to develop the idea of a drive-thru hamburger restaurant, where customers could order their food via an intercom.

He and his wife opened the first In-Out-Burger on October 22, 1948, in the Los Angeles suburb of Baldwin Park, California. In-N-Out is described as California's first drive-thru. By the mid-1950s the chain had expanded to six stores in the Los Angeles area. By the time of Snyder's death in 1976 from lung cancer, the company had expanded to 18 stores.[1]


  1. ^ "In-N-Out Burger -- Company History". 2006-08-07.

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