I wonder if catholic model even work in country like India, where preferences change every 50 miles.

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Jan 17, 2023Liked by Gad Allon

Good analysis of a bold and risky move for a traditionally conservative operation like In-N-Out Burger. It's a quintessentially California brand that might still appeal to consumers in other states, especially if it keeps its super-simple menu, fresh ingredients, and affordable prices. I was thrilled to discover In-N-Out when we lived in Arizona, and it's the first place I visit on every trip back. The fresh burgers and fries really do taste better than the other big chains, and the prices and simplicity beat Shake Shack, in my opinion. If they can succeed in Texas while going head-to-head with local favorites like Whataburger, they can also succeed in other competitive markets. In Tennessee, they'll meet up with Hardee's/Carl's Jr., plus other regional favorites. In-N-Out also won't have the name recognition they enjoy out West, so it will be interesting to see if they invest in advertising or marketing promotions, which they typically don't need in their familiar home markets, and which would add to their costs.

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The catholic vs buddhism business building angle is so interesting to me as an interfaith chaplain in training who is also running a business! I am assuming that these are analogies based on the faith itself, and want to add that the buddha actually also gave small business advice in the ancient scriptures, haha! doug's dharma video on the topic here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX7suYpv8WM

"A chain of “run of the mill” burgers.

(I may have just lost all my California readers)."

Them's fighting words, Gad! So what is your favorite American burger joint?

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Thanks for sharing the video!

As for my favorite fast-food burger? I probably prefer Shake-Shack.

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*shakes head in californian disappointment*

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