OAKLAND, Calif. - Oakland's only In-N-Out restaurant is closing due to crime, restaurant officials said.
According to a statement by the franchise, regular car break-ins, property damage, theft, and armed robberies of customers and employees led to their decision to close down the Oakland location.
The last day of business will be on March 24.
Current employees will be able to work at other locations nearby or receive a severance package, officials said.
In-N-Out said "repeated steps" have been taken to minimize crime and maximize safety, but despite their efforts, crime has remained a concern.
"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," COO Denny Warnick said in a statement.
Despite the location closing, the restaurant will continue their charities in Oakland conducted by the In-N-Out Burger and Slave 2 Nothing Foundations.