Behind the fast-food burger joint that Arizonans know and love stands the youngest woman on the Forbes 400 list.
Forbes recently spoke with In-N-Out Burger president Lynsi Snyder about the family business and what’s behind the billionaire’s empire.
In an in-depth interview with Synder, Forbes learned that while the restaurant stands firm on its basic menu for loyal customers, life hasn’t always been so simple.
Behind Snyder’s success is the death of her uncle, the death of her father who abused drugs, her own alcohol and drug abuse, and multiple divorces, according to her Forbes interview.
She overcame those hurdles to get to where she is now — the president of a company that continues to expand, remaining popular among customers and employees.
Since Snyder took over the business eight years ago, In-N-Out has opened more than 80 stores.
Forbes says In-N-Out has 26,000 employees and, on job review site Glassdoor.com, a 99% approval rating.
Snyder’s grandparents founded the business in 1948. Since then, most of the recipes and their company mottos have stayed basically the same amid their success.
Snyder told Forbes that she has no plans to sell the company her family built.
“It’s not about the money for us,” she told Forbes. “Unless God sends a lightning bolt down and changes my heart miraculously, I would not ever sell.”
Read the full interview on Forbes.com.