In-N-Out Burger expanding to Texas

In-N-Out Burger expanding to Texas

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.

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