Ron DeSantis says In-N-Out would ‘print money’ if they sold burgers in Florida

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Does Florida need another burger joint? The Governor thinks it would do very well.

Florida’s Governor is talking hamburgers for a second straight night.

During an appearance on Fox News, Gov. Ron DeSantis told host Sean Hannity that In-N-Out would do very well in the Sunshine State if they ever wanted to fire up fast food franchises.

“If they decided to come to Florida, they would print money in the state of Florida, it would be so successful. But, you know, I think the company, you know, they like being where they are and I respect that. But they certainly would do very well in Florida.”

The company was founded in California and has since expanded to Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas and Oregon, so where they are has expanded over the years.

The Governor also talked about burgers to a group in Central Florida Tuesday, making the case that beef burgers are superior to veggie patties during remarks at the 96th Florida Future Farmers of America State Convention & Expo.

“One of the companies that does a lot of this stuff is headquartered in Florida. So I was down and I was interested in trying other things, but they had me try this burger that was not made of meat, it was not lab grown, it was like plant based, all this other stuff, which look, if that’s what you like, the thing about it is it’s actually less healthy than just eating the meat to begin with.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • MH/Duuuval

    June 12, 2024 at 10:50 pm

    Grease is the word, right Dee?

  • Michael K

    June 12, 2024 at 11:15 pm

    What language is this elite-educated person speaking? Reading the words, it sounds like English is not their first language.

    • My Take

      June 13, 2024 at 5:47 pm

      WHY has he not gotten speech coaching?
      Especially given his occupation.

      • MH/Duuuval

        June 13, 2024 at 11:51 pm

        I’m sure Evita has worked with him, but he’s a jock.

  • David Hicks

    June 14, 2024 at 6:58 pm

    I guess I never ate 100s of times at the In and Out in Gainesville in the 1970s! Yes the food was pretty good but the best part was the drive by Keg and Beer store on the back side of In and Out. Think it was on SW 6th avenue East of 13th St!

    • In-N-Out Lover

      June 15, 2024 at 11:58 am

      In-N-Out has never been in Florida. At least, not the particular restaurant DeSantis is speaking of here.

  • In-N-Out Lover

    June 15, 2024 at 11:55 am

    Gov. DeSantis tends to speak without forethought. In-N-Out is a privately owned company. The owner would never open franchises. If In-N-Out comes to Florida, it would remain private. I swear, for an allegedly well educated man, he says some of the dumbest things. And he wanted to rule the free world.

    • Silly Wabbit

      June 17, 2024 at 1:02 pm

      He kwazy.

    • Republinot

      June 25, 2024 at 5:15 pm

      And this stable genius also wants to rule the free world:
      “Nobody ever asked this question and it must be because of MiT, my relationship to MIT. Very smart.
      What would happen if the [electric] boat sank from its weight? And you’re in the boat and you have this tremendously powerful battery and the battery is now underwater and there’s a shark that’s approximately 10 yards over there, by the way, a lot of shark attacks lately, do you notice that a lot of shark? So there’s a shark 10 yards away from the boat, 10 yards or here, do I get electrocuted if the boat is sinking? Water goes over the battery, the boat is sinking. Do I stay on top of the boat and get electrocuted or do I jump over by the shark and not get electrocuted?
      I think it’s a good question.”

      – The Stable Genius in Las Vegas, June 9, 2024

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