Community sad with In-N-Out’s decision to close Oakland location due to crime

In-N-Out Burger

announced this week

it will close its location near the Oakland Airport. It claims rising crime in the region is making it unsafe for customers and employees.

“Our Customers and Associates are regularly victimized by car break-ins, property damage, theft, and armed robberies,” said Denny Warnick, the company’s Chief Operating Officer.

The section of Oakland with the In-N-Out has seen substantial increases in crime over the last four years. Burglaries and robberies have all increased.

Mayor Sheng Thao’s office says they added two Oakland police foot patrols in the area and crime is now starting to trend downward.

“This is a profitable business,” said Councilmember Treva Reid, who represents this area. “A business that is providing great jobs for our Oaklanders. They are getting good revenue for city services, and it is impactful when every business door closes.”

It’s a major blow for Oakland International Airport.

“I have friends who look forward to coming to the Oakland airport because it provides them with an opportunity to stop at In-N-Out,” said Nick Ozier, who was picking up a relative at the airport.

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