If your dinner plans included stopping by an In-N-Out Burger restaurant for dinner on Monday night, you may have run into shuttered doors at their Texas locations.
Officials from In-N-Out Burger determined that their shipment of hamburger buns to locations in Texas did not meet its quality standards, the company said in a news release Monday afternoon.
In-N-Out Burger executive vice president Bob Lang Jr., issued a statement saying the buns that were served did not present any food safety concerns.
"At In-N-Out Burgers, we have always served the highest quality food with no compromise. We recently discovered that our buns in Texas do not meet the quality standards that we demand. There was and are no food safety concerns. We decided to close all of our Texas stores until we are confident that we can serve our normal high quality bun."
News of the closure came as a shock to hungry customers at In-N-Out Burgers’ West Seventh Street location.
“We’re in town from Missouri and we’re sure hungry,” said Eric Nissen, 35, traveling with his three young sons. “Well, I guess we’ll just go next door to this Wendy’s.”
In his statement, Lang added that a new shipment of buns is headed to their Texas locations and they expect to reopen their doors within the next 24 hours.