In-N-Out Burger announced that its only location in Oakland, California, will close in March due to rampant crime and violence. In a statement, the fast-food chain says that customers and patrons are often subject to vehicle break-ins and armed robberies. Although the location is busy and ideally situated next to Oakland International Airport, the volume of crime is too overwhelming. Police say the location has the most reported incidents of any other place in the city since 2019. The closure of In-N-Out Burger is part of an ongoing pattern in the city. Lawlessness and poverty have become endemic in the East Bay since the influx of significant tech capital. The rich have become much more prosperous, the poor have become poorer, and the middle class no longer exists.
Oakland In-N-Out joins growing list of area businesses to close over safety concerns – NBC Bay Area
Citing crime, In-N-Out announces closure of Oakland restaurant – CBS San Francisco
Community sad with In-N-Out Burger’s decision to close Oakland location due to crime – ABC7 San Francisco
Community sad with In-N-Out’s decision to close Oakland location due to crime – YouTube
Oakland In-N-Out closure latest blow to city’s bruised reputation
In-N-Out Is Closing Its Only Oakland Restaurant Due to ‘Ongoing Issues With Crime’ – Eater SF