In-N-Out Burger, a well-known West Coast hamburger chain, has at least one student enthused about its upcoming arrival in Fort Worth.
Sophomore strategic communications major Hanna Raine said she was beyond excited that In-N-Out Burger was coming to Fort Worth.
“It is definitely one of the traditional things that you have to see when you”re in California,” Raine, who is from California, said. “The fact that it’s coming here is pretty cool.”
According to the restaurant’s website, In-N-Out Burger is a private, family-owned company that has been around the West Coast for 62 years. The chain was California’s first drive-thru hamburger stand.
Kirk Williams, senior vice president of development for the central region at Cypress Equities, said the chain planned to expand to Texas in the second quarter of 2011. Current locations of In-N-Out Burger include California, Arizona and Nevada.
Maddy Schwan, sophomore early child development major, said when she first came to Fort Worth, she was upset because there was no In-N-Out Burger. Schwan said she would try to get her friends to the restaurant when it opens.
Williams said the Tarrant County location will be at the northwest corner of West Seventh Street and Currie Street.
He said In-N-Out chose the West Seventh Street location for its proximity to downtown, to the university and for the other dynamics of the west side.
Williams said it will be one of In-N-Out’s first locations in Texas.
The restaurant will be adjacent to a Wendy’s down the street. The Wendy’s daytime manager declined to comment on the arrival of In-N-Out Burger.
Assistant professor of criminal justice Johnny Nhan said one of the first places many tourists in California go once they get off the plane is In-N-Out Burger.
According to the In-N-Out website, its menu has barely changed since opening in 1948, and everything was still made fresh to order.
Nhan said, “In-N-Out has a simple menu, and what’s good about it is that all the ingredients are fresh.”
He said In-N-Out also customized its menu upon request.
According to In-N-Out Burger’s website, In-N-Out is all about making its customers happy, so it provides a hidden menu in the way some customers like their burgers prepared. The hidden menu includes grilled cheese, protein and animal-style burgers.
“There are different variations of the burger,” Nhan said. “There’s like [an] unlimited amount of patties you can add to it.”