All ye Animal-Style cravers in Cowtown, the day is almost nigh.
After loads of speculation, months of nebulous non-answers from In-N-Out Burger's corporate folk, they've finally announced a date for the official opening date for the newest Texas In-N-Out Burgers -- on West 7th in Fort Worth, and its second Dallas restaurant: Thursday, Aug. 11.
They haven't announced a time yet, but they've typically opened early to accommodate for crowds and traffic flow; in May, the Frisco and Allen restaurants opened at 9 a.m.
Delicious rumors of In-N-Out Fort Worth's opening were fueled last week by a traffic sign that went up on West 7th, warning drivers to "Expect delays," starting Tuesday, Aug. 9. And while that may ultimately be an understatement (new In-N-Outs do tend to lead to insane lines of vehicles), the sign was put up because of the West Seventh Street Bridge-widening project, according to Fort Worth traffic engineer Randy Burkett.
Of course, for our part at DFW.com, we're more than a little bummed that the opening day of the cult favorite will come as we conclude our 2011 Burger Battle. (The winner will be announced Wednesday.) In-N-Out actually competed in the Battle; still, we were really hungry for the Fort Worth version of the Double-Double (with fried mustard, please).
After they open in Cowtown and Dallas (7909 LBJ Freeway), an Arlington location will be on their heels; according to the customer service folks, it's slated for late summer/early fall.
Meanwhile, we'll keep you posted on more news from the opening, and an official opening time. Plan to camp out or be one of the first in line? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.