Nearly every time I see some kind of empty store space for rent in these Cleveland-Akron area parts, I tell my husband, "We should buy an In-N-Out Burger franchise and put it there." Then I'll proceed to rave about the burger joint that I miss from our California days, going on and on about how clean the places are, how well trained and polite their staff is, and how those freshly-made never-frozen burgers and French fries are amazing.
Well, turns out that the In-N-Out Burger workers are pretty well paid, too, at least in terms of fast food industry types of jobs. We know this information thanks to a newly popular and wildly viral thread on Reddit titled "IamA cook at In-N-Out Burger AMA" -- which translates in human speech to: "I am a cook at In-N-Out Burger, ask me anything."
Thankfully, someone asked the "dravilla9" user about salary, and here's what he (she?) said in one post:
Starting out you get ten dollars an hour but you can move up pretty quick. I'm at $12.50 right now in line for another raise once my divisional manager comes back from surgery. Part time associates get vision and dental benefits and a small life insurance policy.
Full-time associates like myself get medical, dental, vision, disability (if you want it), plus life insurance. In-N-Out really is a great company to work for if you don't mind working with food all day. Store managers can make over 100k a year and assistant managers make between 40k and 70k and you don't need a degree or previous management experience.
Yowza. Not bad, not bad.
Like I told my husband, the In-N-Out Burger eatery is not a place that hits you all at once, but it's the kind of joint where you'll find yourself returning to buy burgers and their fresh fries over and over again. Its yumminess subtly sneaks up on you.
Seriously, people in meat-and-potatoes Ohio would love this joint.
Think I'll go off to Google franchising information...