- American burger joint In-N-Out closed all of its Texas locations on Tuesday
- A top executive for the company said the closures were because of bad buns
- Executive Vice President Bob Lang, Jr. said the stores re-opened on Wednesday
- The popular fast food restaurant currently has 335 locations in the United States
All 37 In-N-Out restaurants in Texas were temporary closed because of bad buns, a top executive for the burger company announced Tuesday.
Executive Vice President Bob Lang, Jr. said in a statement: ‘We recently discovered that our buns in Texas do not meet the quality standards that we demand.’
Lang added: ‘We decided to close all of our Texas stores until we are confident that we can serve our normal high quality bun.’
The vice president confirmed the burger joint closures were not due to safety reasons – and said the buns simply did not meet freshness requirements.
A drive-thru sign is displayed outside of a In-N-Out Burger restaurant in Dallas, Texas on Oct. 25, 2016. All Texas locations were closed Tuesday because of poor quality buns
Lang said fresh buns were being shipped to the Texas locations Wednesday and that the In-N-Out locations were expected to open within a 24-hour period.
‘We apologize for any inconvenience this closure may cause for our customers,’ Lang further said in the statement.
The fast food joint currently has 335 locations in the United States – including Texas, California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon and Utah.
The headquarters for In-N-Out is located in Irvine, California.
A Double-Double Cheeseburger Combo with Animal Style French Fries is arranged for a photograph at an In-N-Out Burger restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas on Oct. 24, 2016. A top executive said the closures in Texas were not a safety concern