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Watch In-N-Out’s Reclusive Heiress Open Up About Difficult Past in Emotional New Video

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The Christian businesswoman tells a story almost no one has heard

President of In-N-Out Burger opens up about her life

Lynsi Snyder, president of In-N-Out Burger, is now talking openly about her past in hopes to encourage those that are struggling to find hope.

Posted by I Am Second on Friday, March 24, 2017
Lynsi Snyder, president of In-N-Out
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

There are many hidden details to California’s greatest chain, In-N-Out. There’s the well-publicized secret menu for things like chopped chiles, animal style fries, and patty and cheese only Flying Dutchman. There’s the subtle religious undertones, with discreetly-placed Bible verses hidden at the bottom of their soda cups and elsewhere. And then there’s the family itself, a reclusive bunch known in part for their quiet past of heartache and intrigue.

Now In-N-Out president Lynsi Snyder, currently America’s youngest female billionaire, is opening up. The born-again Christian talks to religious publication I Am Second in the above eight-minute video from last month, laying bare her early family troubles, rocky path through multiple divorces, and the serenity she’s ultimately found in God, her work, and her children.

Honestly it’s a rather moving video, regardless of your personal religious affiliations. The In-N-Out heiress almost never appears on camera or in print, so to watch her be so forthcoming about her own struggles should reinforce for many the love they have for the burger brand, which has garnered so much West Coast success in part because of their family-first attitudes. Now everyone gets to see just how important that history is to its current corporate president.