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In-N-Out Burger to open restaurants in Texas

The rumors have been flying around cyberspace for months about the possibility of In-N-Out Burger expanding its empire to Texas.

On Wednesday, I finally got confirmation that Southern California’s most beloved burger chain is seeking approval to open fast-food units in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

“Yes, we are working on a few locations in the Dallas/Ft. Worth market and Garland is one of them,” In-N-Out executive Carl Van Fleet said, referring to a city near Dallas. “While we are very enthusiastic about the opportunities there, our Dallas area plans are still in the early stages.”

Expansion to the Lone Star state has huge operational implications for the iconic burger chain, whose 240 locations in four states are supported by one beef processing plant in Baldwin Park. In previous interviews with the Register, In-N-Out has maintained that the key to its success is quality control.

At the meat commissary in Baldwin Park, butchers mix a proprietary blend of ground beef from localsuppliers. That “secret” blend of fresh, not frozen, meat is sent to each restaurant every other day. (GRAPHIC: See how In-N-Out processes its burgers)

In 2006, In-N-Out told the Register it would not consider spreading stores beyond 500 miles of its commissary because it would require the chain to open a second hub or have longer cycles between delivery runs, all of which would reduce quality control.

“It’s not even negotiable,” the chain told the Register.

Van Fleet, vice president of planning and development at In-N-Out, said the 1,500-mile move to Texas will force the chain to build a “new patty production facility and distribution center.”

“It is far enough away that we will have to open a new one there as we remain committed to making our own hamburger patties and maintaining the same operating philosophies and standards that have been in place for 62 years,” he said. “We’ll have a Dallas area facility to produce patties locally and provide support for our restaurants there.”

Van Fleet said the new facility would support at least a “few” restaurant sites in Texas. He declined to say exactly how many restaurants the chain could open in the region. The first Texas restaurant is slated to open in Firewheel Town Center in Garland, Texas, according to Dallas food blog SideDish. The city is about 15 miles from Dallas.

It’s too soon to discuss an opening date for the restaurant, Van Fleet said.

In the meantime, burger fans are thrilled at the thought of In-N-Out’s arrival, says SideDish blogger Nancy Nichols, a veteran restaurant industry reporter in the region.

“The blog post I put up breaking the news that In-N-Out Burger was coming to Dallas basically shut down our entire server because of the traffic,” she said. “This city has been jonsing for an In-N-Out as long as I’ve been covering the food business here in Dallas and that is almost 14 years."

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They'll probably modify the menu a little bit, in order to cater to local tastes.

Animal style fries will have chili con carne instead of grilled onions and they will enlarge the microscopic bible quotes.
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Lol...
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I heard about this on the radio.
When all is said and done, I'll be trying it out.
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awesome.
right now IMO "Hardrock Cafe" has the best burgers
but as far as burger joints, Sonic.
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Niyorco, 5 Guys is not in your area? If they are i suggest trying them. Good burgers. Shit loads of fries. Dont order the large fries, as a tip, lol.
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nah, never heard of 5 Guys.
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yay , a taste of home when I'm in dallas...all u texans I can teach u the secret menu
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*Readies for the half-witted "it's so lame to have a secret menu" cry.
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nah, never heard of 5 Guys.
Its big on the east coast i believe. It has a few spots here in texas now. Good burgers, fresh meat. Fresh cut fries and they give you a shit load. Then you get free peanuts while you wait for your order, which usually isnt long at all.
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*Readies for the half-witted "it's so lame to have a secret menu" cry.
My preemptive post worked
The Texan 'tard's typical retort was thwarted.
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Maybe because you posted and basically said it yourself about the obsurdity of a secret menu. Like it is a art form.
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holy shit! looks like a heart attack special

http://www.badmouth.net/in-n-outs-secret-menu/


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My preemptive post worked
The Texan 'tard's typical retort was thwarted.
Muhahahaha.
Damn, he caught on.
Just the mere mention of In-N-Out
coming to Texas has raised his IQ to 70.
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From all the things Texas done lately (mostly fuck ups), this is probably the only thing they have done right.
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holy shit! looks like a heart attack special

http://www.badmouth.net/in-n-outs-secret-menu/


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That's all of it.
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in n out or not, Texas still sucks


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From all the things Texas done lately (mostly fuck ups), this is probably the only thing they have done right.
I know you aint trying to talk shit?




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WTF???
No Jalapenos on the menu to add to the burgers?
That sucks!

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No Jalapenos on the menu to add to the burgers?
They have little sealed bags of pepperoncini's on the side.
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I don't know, Sonic's super jalapeño cheeseburger is tough to beat, even better when you toss in totts and a limeaid.
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