fxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7475 posts, RR: 79 Posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5476 times:
American Idol finale was on tonight? Who cares!
In-N-Out announced plans to finally scuttle their original business plan and expand outside the 500 mi burger radius. I plan on building all business trips through DFW that'll require a minimum 4 hr layover. What do you order at In-N-Out?
Longhornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3516 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5460 times:
I saw this yesterday, and am super pumped! Now we just need one to magically appear down in Austin! I suspect it will happen sooner or later, but sooner is preferable!
I hope In-N-Out's decision to start franchising doesn't hurt the quality of their food. That was always one nice thing about them, the freshness, and I suppose it's possible that it could be impacted. I bet they find a way to make it work!
Fly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5435 times:
When I was living out in IAH I missed In-N-Out like CRAZY. The weird thing is that there was a restaurant in PRC, which is a tiny little sleepy town in northern AZ nobody gives a damn about. All my friends from Cali raved about them and I just couldn't believe all the hype. Then they finally dragged me into the restaurant and I've been hooked ever since!
After DFW they should definitely go into IAH.
The one thing I hated about IAH was the Chick-fil-a in every corner. I usually stuck to the hole-in-the-wall neighborhood restaurants in the area (which were always amazingly good) but occasionally I'd go to the usual fast food joints if in a hurry. Anyways, i'll just say my first time in a Chick-fil-a was also my last.
Back on topic... I always order a double-double animal style, no spread, and fries animal style, with the spread of course. That'll leave me very satisfied.
I once ordered a 4x4 and finished it on my own. Not bad considering I was a scrawny (but starving) 130lb college student
LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 28457 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5424 times:
Yes hopefully the quality and service wont be effected. While the article keeps mentioning meat processing limitations, the company also has a unique and strict local supplier chain for other items also such as potatoes and veggies with hand picked local farms and suppliers that provide items to very exacting standards and quality.
Also will be interesting what they do with corporate culture and employees that must attend In-N-Out University on regular basis for seminars which is a lot easier to do being a California centered business instead of a 1500 miles away franchise.
But hey I'm sure the biblical references on cups and burger wrappers will go over well in Texas, something that has been a bit controversial here in CA.
Anyhow, again congrats D/FW and enjoy!
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13656 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5205 times:
Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 1): I hope In-N-Out's decision to start franchising doesn't hurt the quality of their food.
It will. Sad day for In-N-Out, that's for sure! Look what happened to Krispy Kreme. They expanded and no one cares about them anymore. I like In-N-Out, but I really hope this TX store flops big so they stay only in CA, AZ, and NV!
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 28812 posts, RR: 74
Reply 23, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5119 times:
Quoting fxramper (Thread starter):
In-N-Out announced plans to finally scuttle their original business plan and expand outside the 500 mi burger radius
If you look more deeply into it, they aren't actually scuttling their business plan. They will be opening another meat processing facility in Texas. The main reason they haven't been able to expand outside a certain radius of Baldwin Park is that they didn't want to freeze the hamburgers.