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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… One America News Network: “Fla. CFO Pens Letter to In-N-Out President Inviting Burger Chain to Sunshine State”

10/22/2021

For Immediate Release: Friday, October 22, 2021
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842

 IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
One America News Network: “Fla. CFO Pens Letter to In-N-Out President Inviting Burger Chain to Sunshine State”

“Fla. CFO Pens Letter to In-N-Out President Inviting Burger Chain to Sunshine State”
One America News Network
October 22, 2021
To watch the full interview, click
here.
Read the CFO’s letter
here and below.
October 21, 2021

 
Ms. Lynsi Snyder, President
In-N-Out Burgers Corporate Office
4199 Campus Drive, 9th Floor
Irvine, CA 92612
 
Dear Ms. Snyder:
 
I'm writing you today not only as Florida's Chief Financial Officer, but as a small business owner who grew up in a family-owned restaurant and worked there for more than 30 years. I know how hard it is to turn a profit and make payroll on a good day, let alone when your own government is working to crush your business with absurd mandates. Once I heard the news of your shutdown for refusing to act as "vaccine police," I knew I had to reach out immediately.
 
First, I want you to know I'm impressed by your courage to oppose this government overreach and I hope your story inspires other business owners across the country to do the same. As Florida's CFO, I've been consistent-I'm pro-vaccine but anti-mandate. In Florida, our Governor has protected the most vulnerable, provided easy access to vital therapeutics, and led our state forward without harsh lockdowns and mandates. In fact, he recently fined our capital county government $3.5 million for firing employees over vaccine requirements. Now that's what I call leadership!
 
In Florida, we love our business owners, entrepreneurs, and employees. We're constantly looking for opportunities to bring businesses to our state, to create jobs and improve our communities. The business climate here is perfect, with no personal income tax, low corporate taxes, an educated workforce and a fantastic quality of life. We won't chase you out of the state like California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez did to Elon Musk when she launched vulgarities at him on Twitter. How did that work out? He immediately moved Tesla headquarters to Texas. I just wish he would've moved a little farther east!
 
As a member of the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors, the business development arm of the state, I'd be honored to introduce you to our team and help you find the perfect place to start a new In-N-Out story right here in Florida. My motto is "Florida is for Winners" and I have no doubt that your team can win here in the Sunshine State where we remain free and open for business.
 
Again, I'm impressed by your courage and your faith. My door is always open, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss this matter further.
 
Sincerely,
Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer
 
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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).