In-N-Out fans are flipping their lids after Gavin Newsom’s latest left-wing scheme put the fast food chain on life support

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In-N-Out Burger basically has a cult-like following of fans. 

And after one bite of the famous double-double it can be easy to understand why. 

But now In-N-Out fans are flipping their lids after Gavin Newsom’s latest left-wing scheme put the fast food chain on life support.

Donald Trump vs. Gavin Newsom

Former President Donald Trump recently made a campaign stop in Las Vegas as part of a whirlwind west coast swing.

While in the city, the former President promised that if he wins November’s Presidential election, he’ll urge Congress to exempt taxes on tips for restaurant and hospitality workers.

“So, this is the first time I’ve said this, and for those hotel workers and people that get tips, you’re going to be very happy because when I get to office, we are going to not charge taxes on tips,” Trump said. “We’re not going to do it, and we’re going to do that right away, first thing in office because it’s been a point of contention for years and years and years — and you do a great job of service, you take care of people. And I think it’s going to be something that is deserved — more importantly — popular or unpopular. I do some unpopular things too, if it’s right for the country. I do what’s right.”

It’s a far cry from the supposed “solution” California Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom and his fellow Democrats forced into law in the Democrat-controlled state.

At the start of April, an artificial and arbitrary $20 per hour minimum wage mandate went into effect in California.

In a short amount of time, it has already had devastating consequences for Golden State workers.

Multiple Pizza Hut locations have reportedly eliminated delivery services, 140 Burger King locations are moving exclusively to self-ordering kiosk systems, and Rubio’s Coastal Grill filed for bankruptcy and closed 48 locations, just to name a few.

The Hoover Institute produced a study that indicated at least 9,500 employees have lost their livelihoods as a direct result of Democrats’ move as of the end of April – and the number is only increasing.

Double-double the price 

Making matters worse, customers are now having to pay more than ever for their favorite fast foods. 

According to National Review, prices at Wendy’s locations in California surged by 8%, followed by 7.5% at Chipotle, and 3% at Taco Bell.

And now, In-N-Out Burger customers are going to have to start diving deeper into their wallets. 

Oakland’s KTVU Fox 2 is reporting that the fast food chain is raising prices following Newsom’s mandatory increase in expenses. 

“On April 1st, we raised our prices incrementally to accompany a pay raise for all of the Associates working in our California restaurants. The price increase was also necessary to maintain our quality standards,” In-N-Out told KTVU in a statement.

According to KTVU, starting wages at In-N-Out in California range from $22 to $23 per hour.

For a full-time employee, that would equate to a roughly $45,000 salary. 

And now it appears customers will need to earn at least that much if they want to eat at In-N-Out. 

According to the report, the price of a double-double meal is up $3-$4 depending on the location. 

One customer told KTVU they paid almost $20 for a meal. 

Higher prices and fewer jobs are the direct result of Democrats’ economic policies in action.  

US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.