California Democrats Call for In-N-Out Boycott - Hit & Run

California Democrats Call for In-N-Out Boycott - Hit & Run

California Democrats Call for In-N-Out Boycott - Hit & Run

In-N-Out Burger is a California icon.

After some Democrats called for a boycott of In-N-Out Burger after it was revealed the company had donated to Republicans, their call to action appears to have backfired.

California's favorite burger joint has come under fire after the restaurant donated $25,000 to the California Republican Party. Fortune found that campaign finance filings show a 2017 donation of $30,000 and a 2018 donation of $50,000 to Californians for Jobs and a Strong Economy, a political action committee that provides support for business-friendly Democrats.

The hashtag #BoycottInNOut has since been born and is trending on Twitter.

One of the leading voices in the boycott effort is Eric Bauman, the chair of the California Democratic Party.

Harmeet Dhillon, the former Vice Chairman of the California Republican Party, said it was a risky move by Democrats. "While it is unfortunate that our contributions to support both political parties in California has caused concern with some groups, we believe that bipartisan support is a fair and consistent approach that best serves the interests of our company and all of our customers". "I don't care who donated what to who when it comes to a double double".

This is not the first time In-N-Out has donated to the GOP.

In-N-Out's reputation for fantastic burgers is bolstered by its policy of paying more than minimum wage and offering competitive benefits for fast food workers.

"No more Double-Doubles for me", said @SpinDr. "So I won't be boycotting In-N-Out but I do recognize the issue at hand".

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