California’s favorite burger joint has come under fire after the restaurant donated $25,000 to the California Republican Party.
The donation was filed on Monday according to the California Secretary of State’s website, and has spurred turmoil among the restaurant’s fans.
The contribution was made ahead of midterm elections in Irvine, California, which is a part of Orange County – a Republican stronghold in the west coast.
In-N-Out Burger has sparked a boycott among its fans after the restaurant chain donated $25,000 to California’s GOP on Monday in a public filing
The donation was filed in Irvine in Orange County, a Republican stronghold in the state, on Monday
The news broke on Twitter with a post saying: ‘In-N-Out added a new item to their secret menu’ with a picture of the filing.
Now Twitter users are calling for a boycott of the popular fast-food chain, many refusing to support In-N-Out if they sponsor the GOP and the Trump administration as the state rolls towards midterm elections.
However, this isn’t the first time the burger joint has supported the Republican party.
In 2017 and 2016, In-N-Out gave $30,000 per year to the California GOP for general expenses, according to Los Angeles Magazine.
‘This information will be painful to many of you, and you may act on it, or not, as your conscience demands,’ one user wrote.
When the news was shared on Twitter, it sparked outrage and protest among restaurant-lovers
Et tu In-N-Out? Eric Bauman, Chair of the California Democratic Party, called for a boycott of the restaurant
However this isn’t the first time In-N-Out has supported the GOP, the chain also made hefty donations to California’s Republican party in 2016 and 2017
Fans vowed to avoid their restaurants as a sign of their protest against Republican support
Count me out: Restaurant goers said they’d avoid the popular California chain following donation
In-N-Out has donated to the California GOP in the past, their donation comes as midterm elections approach
Some users shamed the restaurant for their Republican support, claiming to refuse to return
Boycott! One user warned ‘no way do they get my money now’ following news of the filing
‘I guess I won’t be having any more #InNOut Burgers,’ another user wrote.
‘Et tu In-N-Out? Tens of thousands of dollars donated to the California Republican Party… it’s time to #BoycottInNOut – let Trump and his cronies support these creeps… perhaps animal style!’ Eric Bauman, Chair of the California Democratic Party tweeted.
‘In N Out donated $25k to the Republican party, aka no more Animal Style Double Doubles for me,’ another fan echoed.
‘Phooey! I’ve enjoyed the convenience of the drive-thru 3 miles from my house, but no way do they get my money now. #BoycottInNOut,’ one Twitter fan wrote.
‘@innoutburger looks like my family and I will be boycotting your restaurants from now on. You donate to the @GOP, that means you stand with Trump and all his bigotry. #ShameOnYou! #BoycottInNOut’ one protester warned.
‘Yo, In N Out could give the California GOP $30 MILLION in contributions and I’ll still keep eating there. Republicans will never take back the state, no matter how many Double Doubles they sell,’ another Twitter user echoed.