A public filing has revealed that In-N-Out Burger -- the 69-year-old fast food chain headquarted in Irvine, Calif. -- donated $25,000 to the California Republican party. The news has prompted a boycott, Newsweek reports.
The donation was uncovered by freelance reporter Gabe Schneider, who blasted the information on Twitter.
Moments later, #BoycottInNOut began circulating on the social media platform.
\u201c#BoycottInNOut #InNOut\nBOYCOTT anyone who supports the criminal, bigoted GOP and criminal, treasonous Trump administration!! "Doubly-Doubly" disappointed in my former favorite burger chain!!\nhttps://t.co/EIH1foWJuf\u201d
\u201c@OGintheOP @GustavoArellano @richloew Used to attribute shortcomings of chain to owner family squabbles but $25k to gop is too much to swallow! #BoycottInNOut also most definitely not best burger but was perfect intersection of price/quality/freshness...\u201d
Privately-owned In-N-Out operates restaurants throughout the Southwest -- it famously prints Bible verses on much of its packaging. Run by Lynsi Snyder, the granddaughter of the chain's founders, the company has yet to comment on the controversy.