Big fast food news this week, In-N-Out Burger is planning its first location in Denver.
According to a development proposal submitted to the city, the California-based fast food chain would open near the Northfield Mall on I-70 on Central Park Boulevard and East 46th Avenue. Business Den was the first to report the news on Thursday.
While no other In-N-Out stores are yet open in Colorado, this is the eighth planned location for the state and the first in Denver. Other planned locations include Colorado Springs, Castle Rock, Lone Tree, Lakewood, Fort Collins and Aurora.
According to the company, In-N-Out will begin debuting its Colorado restaurants by the end of the year. The first to open is Colorado Springs, where a regional distribution center is also under construction.
The site plans presented to the city on Tuesday provide for a 3879 square meter fast food restaurant with a drive-through and outdoor terrace. In-N-Out’s name doesn’t appear anywhere on the documents, but the models of the exterior wear the chain’s tell-tale red awnings with tiny red palm trees around the edges.
City planners warn that a concept plan is only the first step in the approval process for the development of the city and that plans could change significantly before anything is actually built.
While many independent restaurants continue to struggle and close during the pandemic, others have even managed to grow at the local level. In-N-Out has a cult following for creations like the double-double and animal burgers, as well as milkshakes and fries.
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