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The sole heir to the In & Out restaurant chain will gain 50% control soon.  There is talk of her selling, of Buffett's interest in the business, and it seems a plausible scenario where she could escape the limelight and politics of ownership.  I think Prem should make a run for it!  ;D  Cheers!

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-04/youngest-american-woman-billionaire-found-with-in-n-out.html

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The sole heir to the In & Out restaurant chain will gain 50% control soon.  There is talk of her selling, of Buffett's interest in the business, and it seems a plausible scenario where she could escape the limelight and politics of ownership.  I think Prem should make a run for it!  ;D  Cheers!

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-04/youngest-american-woman-billionaire-found-with-in-n-out.html

 

I think that if so that would be the purchase that finally pushes Berkshire over the top and cements the legacy.  There is nothing like In and Out.  That would be their crown jewel. 

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The sole heir to the In & Out restaurant chain will gain 50% control soon.  There is talk of her selling, of Buffett's interest in the business, and it seems a plausible scenario where she could escape the limelight and politics of ownership.  I think Prem should make a run for it!  ;D  Cheers!

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-04/youngest-american-woman-billionaire-found-with-in-n-out.html

 

I think that if so that would be the purchase that finally pushes Berkshire over the top and cements the legacy.  There is nothing like In and Out.  That would be their crown jewel.

 

It would be a great fit indeed, at the right price of course.  Good book on the story of building the In-n-Out franchise here:

 

http://www.amazon.com/In-N-Out-Burger-Behind---Counter-Fast-Food/dp/0061346721/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359982247&sr=8-1&keywords=in-and-out+burger

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I think Prem should make a run for it!  ;D  Cheers!

 

Well, with all the available cash he has at hand, let's hope he really does!  :)

 

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“As time goes on I get more and more convinced that the right method in investment is to put fairly large sums into enterprises which one thinks one knows something about and in the management of which one thoroughly believes. It is a mistake to think that one limits one’s risk by spreading too much between enterprises about which one knows little and has no reason for special confidence.” - John Maynard Keynes

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"Ha, I always thought Trader Joes would also be a great fit. I would love to own that store."

 

It´s owned by Aldi. The most successful company in Germany.  ;)

 

Actually the Albrecht brothers split up Aldi many years ago,  Aldi Nord and Aldi Sud.  Aldi Nord is the group that owns Trader Joes.  Aldi Sud owns the Aldi stores in the US.  They don't operate closely as far as I know.

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In-N-Out is probably the most conspicuous example of "Go for a business that any idiot can run -- because sooner or later, any idiot probably is going to run it."

 

Even before I read Buffett was interested, I saw In-N-Out's business model and was convinced that it, coincidentally, had all the qualities that Buffett had wanted in a business.

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