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mahatmakanejeeves

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34. "Additionally, this location remains a busy and profitable one for the company ..."
Mon Jan 22, 2024, 06:37 PM
Jan 2024
In-N-Out in Oakland to close over increase in crime, company says

By Dion Lim and ABC7 Bay Area Digital Staff KGO logo
Monday, January 22, 2024 7:38AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- In-N-Out Burger is closing its Oakland location in a few weeks due to crime, according to Chief Operating Officer Denny Warnick. ... The company confirmed to ABC7's Dion Lim the closure of the restaurant located at 8300 Oakport St., which has been open for nearly two decades.

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In a statement, Warnick detailed the type of crime that customers would frequently witness and be subject to. ... "Despite taking repeated steps to create safer conditions, our Customers and Associates are regularly victimized by car break-ins, property damage, theft, and armed robberies," Warnick wrote.



"We are grateful for the local community, which has supported us for over 18 years, and we recognize that this closure negatively impacts our Associates and their families. Additionally, this location remains a busy and profitable one for the company, but our top priority must be the safety and wellbeing of our Customers and Associates - we cannot ask them to visit or work in an unsafe environment," he continued.

https://cdn.abcotvs.com/dip/images/5435199_080119-kgo-in-n-out-img_Image_06-26-17,04.jpg
Undated photo of the exterior of In-N-Out Burger

Warnick said employees will be transferred or can receive a severance package. Its last day in operation is Sunday, March 24.

FOOD

Oakland's only In-N-Out to permanently close

By Amanda Bartlett
Jan 21, 2024


The Oakland In-N-Out is seen in 2019.
Bobby Y./Yelp

Oakland’s only In-N-Out will serve its last double-double on March 24 after more than 18 years in operation at 8300 Oakport Street, the burger restaurant’s chief operating officer Denny Warnick confirmed with SFGATE in an emailed statement Sunday.

Warnick described the store as “busy and profitable” for the company, and drive-thru lines during the dinner rush often stretched all the way out into neighboring parking lots. However, he cited “ongoing issues with crime” as the reason for the closure.

“Despite taking repeated steps to create safer conditions, our Customers and Associates are regularly victimized by car break-ins, property damage, theft, and armed robberies,” Warnick wrote in the statement, which was first reported by KGO. “...Our top priority must be the safety and well-being of our Customers and Associates – we cannot ask them to visit or work in an unsafe environment.”

The restaurant is just over two miles away from Oakland International Airport, where rental car companies have recently cautioned customers returning vehicles to watch their belongings and avoid filling up on gas at stations in the immediate vicinity. Last week, Oakland police told SFGATE that 271 auto burglaries occurred at the Shell gas station on 285 Hegenberger Road in 2023 along with 15 robberies and five instances of vehicle theft.

Security guards for Allied Universal and Brosnan Risk Consultants also recently told the San Francisco Standard that they had taken more theft reports at In-N-Out than at any other location they patrol, seeing as many as five break-ins there per day. Sandwich boards stationed near the front doors of the popular burger chain warned customers not to leave valuables in their cars and to lock their vehicles.

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Criminals in that area know there are no consequences. dalton99a Jan 2024 #1
Doesn't say much about law enforcement in the area. LiberalFighter Jan 2024 #2
Can't blame the police madville Jan 2024 #3
Blaming the victims. former9thward Jan 2024 #47
Crime is at all time lows Johnny2X2X Jan 2024 #4
And why does a big evil company need an excuse to close a store or restaurant? brooklynite Jan 2024 #5
They don't want to be seen as just closing branches in poor areas Johnny2X2X Jan 2024 #6
Are national stats a firm predicter for individual locations? ripcord Jan 2024 #7
Oh sure Johnny2X2X Jan 2024 #9
That should be a boom for small business Lurker Deluxe Jan 2024 #11
Was in San Fran a few years back Johnny2X2X Jan 2024 #12
Most likely it is your news source Lurker Deluxe Jan 2024 #18
Well, crime is down in Houston Johnny2X2X Jan 2024 #19
That is great, happy for whomever. Lurker Deluxe Jan 2024 #21
Thank you, you add anecdotal evidence to the post up thread Dave says Jan 2024 #26
In 2020, Texas and California were about tied for violent crime. LeftInTX Jan 2024 #42
?? Lurker Deluxe Jan 2024 #58
Your community isn't reporting and keeping track of shootings, thefts, and robberies? W_HAMILTON Jan 2024 #30
I have, truthfully, no idea Lurker Deluxe Jan 2024 #57
If you know what is going on with your local community because you participate in your local community... W_HAMILTON Jan 2024 #61
When did DC become red? MichMan Jan 2024 #46
Of course, property crime is down if it is not prosecuted. former9thward Jan 2024 #48
"As far as this store location's neighborhood, who knows" TwilightZone Jan 2024 #14
Is it? Johnny2X2X Jan 2024 #16
Police also want to be treated as Gods DBoon Jan 2024 #28
"As far as this store location's neighborhood, who knows" mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2024 #36
Maybe, but there is enough evidence both macro and micro that the narrative is bullshit. W_HAMILTON Jan 2024 #29
I live about 10 miles between various socioeconomic areas. LeftInTX Jan 2024 #10
Yes--it's a very localized thing. I was just in a Walgreens in Santa Fe, NM Wingus Dingus Jan 2024 #59
One reason they are doing this is to get laws passed that dsc Jan 2024 #8
Perception Johnny2X2X Jan 2024 #15
Nextdoor is a joke. Our neighborhood has porch pirates, auto thefts and a few break ins. LeftInTX Jan 2024 #25
Next door people are nuts "why is this woman walking past my house?" Stuff Demovictory9 Jan 2024 #33
Pretty much! LeftInTX Jan 2024 #38
True. In my rube red area posters add, "Gonna shoot her if she walks by again." Silent Type Jan 2024 #51
Porch pirates Johnny2X2X Jan 2024 #39
Yep! And they blame it on Biden too! LeftInTX Jan 2024 #40
Theft *should* be treated *MUCH* more harshly The Mouth Jan 2024 #63
Why would a burger joint want to get laws passed that treat theft more harshly? hardluck Jan 2024 #64
You might as well be asking "why does a big evil company need a PR department?" W_HAMILTON Jan 2024 #31
Crime elsewhere is irrelevant. TwilightZone Jan 2024 #13
Crime is not evenly distributed TheProle Jan 2024 #23
Murders are at a low Polybius Jan 2024 #27
Property crime like this is the lowest since 1961 Johnny2X2X Jan 2024 #41
I don't believe that for one bit Polybius Jan 2024 #43
FBI keeps stats Johnny2X2X Jan 2024 #44
"Additionally, this location remains a busy and profitable one for the company ..." mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2024 #34
This message was self-deleted by its author MichMan Jan 2024 #45
Crime seems to be thriving in that particular neighborhood The Contrarian Jan 2024 #62
I've eaten there many times. Shame. Sympthsical Jan 2024 #17
And all the sports teams have left or leaving madville Jan 2024 #20
Yep, it's going to get worse, then bought up Sympthsical Jan 2024 #22
Had a coworker move to Lake Merritt madville Jan 2024 #24
You are blaming that on crime and not the community there being unwilling to pay the asking price to keep them? W_HAMILTON Jan 2024 #35
It's really the same thing madville Jan 2024 #53
No, it's absolutely not the same. W_HAMILTON Jan 2024 #54
Did you go to games there? madville Jan 2024 #56
And it doesn't matter. W_HAMILTON Jan 2024 #60
So a place known to be ripe with unattended cars filled with stuff Demovictory9 Jan 2024 #32
Why would it matter unless there is a criminal presence? MichMan Jan 2024 #49
Sounds like victim blaming. Ace Rothstein Jan 2024 #50
Not me. Just getting an understanding of what's happening at this location Demovictory9 Jan 2024 #52
This is the closest In n Out to the Oakland airport. Always a line 20+ cars deep in the drive-thru from open to close. MenloParque Jan 2024 #37
Being next door neighbors to an abandoned WalMart Supercenter doesn't help. hunter Jan 2024 #55
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