In addition to all the jobs ejecting from the former Golden State
I’m now one step closer to having Heaven in Texas;
IRVINE, Calif. (May 27, 2010) In-N-Out Burger is expanding the chain to Texas for the first time, the furthest East the California-based brand has grown, officials confirmed Thursday.
The 240-unit chain is primarily in California, but in recent years the company has opened units in Nevada, Arizona and Utah, and most recently received approval on a bid to open a unit in Garland, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.
Carl Van Fleet, In-N-Out’s vice president of planning and development, said in a statement that the company is “working on a few locations in the Dallas/Ft. Worth market, and Garland is one of them.”
Plans, however, are in the early stages and Van Fleet would not say when the unit will open.
Because In-N-Out has long had a policy of serving never-frozen beef and handling patty production and distribution in house, Van Fleet said the company plans to open a production facility in the Dallas area that would serve units in that region — a first outside California.
The family-operated In-N-Out chain, based in Irvine, Calif., was founded in 1948 and has developed a cult-like following for its simple menu of made-to-order burgers, fresh-cut fries and ice cream milk shakes.
In-N-Out is one of the things I’d miss if the left finally mangles California to the point where the only choice is to leave to saner pastures.
Whenever I talk to someone from California now living elsewhere, they invariably ask me to “email them” an In-N-Out burger, “Animal Style“, with fries.
I’m thinking, how ’bout a trade? Kick a few more Sonic Drive-Ins this way?