If it seems like In-N-Out Burgers are sprouting up every week in North Texas, well ... they kind of are. Last Thursday, it was an Arlington opening. This Thursday (Sept. 29), it's Irving's turn to experience the madness.
And it very well could be animal-style chaos: the spot for the new Irving restaurant is on an already maddeningly clogged stretch MacArthur Boulevard (6501 North MacArthur Blvd.). Let's just hope Irving has as solid a traffic control plan as the city of Fort Worth did when that location opened in August.
There will be one drive-through lane, with indoor accommodations for 77 customers, according to a press release from the company.
The beloved California burger chain has already opened six restaurants in North Texas. The most recent, in Arlington and Fort Worth, joined the expanding club already populated by stores in Frisco, Allen, and two in Dallas.
Next on the company's spatula to world domination are Rockwall, and a third Dallas branch, at 12909 Midway.
The chains nine scheduled Metroplex outposts are its first in Texas. The Irvine, Calif.-based burger favorite has been selective about its expansion: aside from Texas and California, it also has restaurants in Arizona, Utah and Nevada.
As for Irvings Thursday debut, if a line forms like it did for several of the other In-N-Out openings, look for the branch to cut that ribbon earlier than the restaurant's normal 10:30 a.m. opening time.