In the same week that Planning Commissioners rubberstamped a move by a longtime small business owner , the city of Rancho Santa Margarita was sent a letter from a large business with no roots in the city.
And it was a ringing endorsement.
In-N-Out, the burger icon of Southern California, called RSM one of the it has ever worked with.
In a letter to the city from In-N-Out Burger project manager Kim Kennedy, the company indicated that it had never had a more pleasant business experience as it readies to on Santa Margarita Parkway.
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In the letter, Kennedy says: "The city staff and its consultants were extremely professional, courteous and a pleasure to work with. I have processed entitlement applications all across the western and central United States, and I have not worked with a more inviting and business-friendly city."
Kennedy also indicated the rather obvious for a note to the city, that it's "very excited to become a part of the Rancho Santa Margarita community."
The Irvine-based company had, through January, 268 locations in California, Nevada, Utah, Texas.