First In-N-Out Burger in Dallas is Approved for Garland Texas!!

Double-double animal style coming to Garland Texas. (photo by Nancy Nichols)

It’s semi-official. Looks like In-N-Out is coming to the Dallas area. According to the City of Garland website, the Planning Commission approved Jim Powell’s plans for the first In-N-Out in Texas. UPDATE: The burger joint will be located in Firewheel Town Center! (The motion carried:  7 Ayes, 0 Nays. H/T SK)

The report says:

Consideration of the application of GR LRE LLC, requesting approval of 1) an amendment of the Concept Plan for a Restaurant with Drive Through and Retail/Personal Service Uses on property zoned Planned Development (PD) District 02-25 for Freeway Uses, and 2) a Detail Plan for a Restaurant with Drive Through. The property is located east of Lavon Drive, south of Town Center Boulevard.  (File 10-06)

The first speaker representing the applicant was Jim Powell, Project Architect, 14110 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, 76248.
Jump for joy and the details!
He went over the Concept Plan showing both the old plan and the proposed Concept Plan.  The previously undisclosed restaurant is for an In-N-Out Burger.  This will be their first location in Texas.  Current locations are in California, Arizona and Nevada.  The Detail Plan for the Restaurant with Drive Through was presented outlining the site, landscape and exterior elevation plans.  The plans include excess parking and landscaping to accommodate the proposed site plan and their previous experience at their other restaurants.

Staff recommends a redesign of the patio area to provide more distance from the drive through.  They have added a large amount of landscaping between the patio and the drive through and feel that will minimize the need to move the patio.  To accommodate the necessary parking and length of the required stacking for one of their restaurants, the patio works best where it is.

Mark Jon Noack, Project Manager for In-N-Out Burger, 13502 Hamburger Lane, Baldwin Park, Ca. was also available for questions and to address some of the concerns regarding the patio.

Linda Giddens, representing Horton Assets, 7612 Applecross Lane, Richardson, Tx. had several questions.  Horton Assets owns property across from the proposed site.  She asked about the berm along Lavon and whether it would remain.  She also asked how this development would affect the sight line to Pei Wei, Dillards, etc. Would the other building shown in the Concept Plan be built now or will they come back with an additional Detail Plan for that part of the site?  Is the entrance across from Horton Way and if so how will the run off affect the property to the North?  She also inquired about proposed building height and materials, and installation of parking.

Jim Powell came back up to address Ms. Giddens questions.

Motion was made by Commissioner Luckie, seconded by Commissioner Moore to approve the request for an amended Concept Plan for a Restaurant with Drive Through and Retail/Personal Service Uses and a Detail Plan for a Restaurant with Drive Through as recommended by staff with the exception that the patio be allowed as presented by the applicant.  Motion carried:  7 Ayes, 0 Nays.

Consideration of the application of Raul Licea, requesting approval of a Specific Use Permit for Contractor Equipment and Storage on property zoned Commercial-2 (C-2) District. The property is located at 110 Second Street.  (File 10-10)


  • Lindsey Ramage

    There is also In-N-Out in Utah now. I know of two locations, one in Orem, UT and one in American Fork, UT. I believe there is another one. I love In-N-Out!!

  • TB

    So it’ll be at Firewheel Mall.

  • Scoopage

    Another good scoop for Uncle Nancy!

  • HiFromFW

    Jeeze, who cares? I’ve been to the one in Vegas and it’s awful. People made a big fuss when they heard Krystal’s was going to open stores here. Now that they’re here, no one goes. Know why? They’re terrible. In and Out = same thing.

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  • Honcho

    Hi: Comparing In and Out to Krystal’s? Give me a break. Have you been dropped on your head?

  • Jim

    You’ve got the wrong location in your map link.

  • D9M

    According to the map, that’s downtown Garland.

  • Richard Alexander

    The map pushpin that is linked in the article shows that wrong location. 110 S 2nd St in Garland is a residential home. The major intersection nearby wouldn’t be too bad a spot for a business of this type. A small branch of a junior college just opened nearby, and there are other schools in the area. It’s reasonably busy. Property prices aren’t too bad. It is not at Firewheel Mall, and that fact probably would save the company money. They would miss some of the GWB Tollroad traffic, though.

  • jimbo

    In and out is just ok. It’s still just a fast food burger. people act like it’s heaven on a bun for some reason. in n out= whataburger

  • kctex

    YAY! Let’s do it ANIMAL STYLE!

  • Nicole

    That’s a horrible location. They should have placed it near Firewheel Mall. I love In-n-Out. The ones in Vegas are no where near as good as locations in LA. Trust…these are good burgers. I need a double double animal style with no sauce. YUM!

  • James

    Now when are the construction dates, because I WILL BE CAMPING THERE!

  • Mark

    there are several Utah In N Outs – according to their website there are 7 locations there.

  • Rob

    I’m already planning the camp out to be the very first person in line when this bad boy opens. And I can only assume “HiFromFW” was born with no tastebuds – poor thing.

  • The Big Guy

    2×3 animal style, cut the lettuce and tomatoes, extra krsipy fries, arnold palmer

  • AV84Doe

    Well, Praise-elujah !!!!

    I am so ready for my Protein Style…

  • Ashley

    Yeah the map link is totally wrong. I mean they got the right city but wrong part of it.

  • Kacy

    Angelina Jolie left the Academy Awards early to go get In-N-Out Burger. True Story.

  • Cody

    YES! this is the best news to hit DFW since, well, ever!

  • More details coming. The back end of our site has crashed and I will have a report with the project manager up ASAP.

  • Worzel Gummidge

    What is that yellow pus on the bun? Syph. or clap?

  • rambo

    psh, dallas wants to be LA so bad it’s not even funny.

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  • Hey Hey

    Dont they realize that corpus christi has the fattest people in america? Open the first one there and let them experience the runs so they can realize how over-hyped they really are

  • Savkie

    Man this is Awesome. Lived in Vegas my whole life and then moved out here. I can’t wait.

  • Bubbles

    I can’t believe those of you who are negatively criticizing In-N-Out. I’m from CA and have been waiting 3 years for them to come out here. As far as being take out, it’s not nearly close to it. Watch how packed it will be when it opens. I work for a large bank and many of us came from CA. All we can talk about is how much we miss In-N-Out. Let us have our joy and stop making stupid remarks. If you don’t like it, then don’t go!!

  • Rusty

    It’s ok but everyone I know who has moved to California says they miss whataburger. Just another burger joint

  • Nathalie

    OMG…I’m drooling. Oh how I’ve missed my In n Out. And trust, all of the California In n Outs are 100x better than the one in Las Vegas. Most In n Outties will tell you that one sucks. 😛

  • Animal Style

    I’ve lived in CA for 10 years and love In N Out but I do miss Whataburger. First time I was disappointed – esp in the drier fries than what you get in Texas. We all know grease = hangover cure. It took me a couple of trips before I decided that I loved it. So give it a couple tries Texans (or not….faster line for the rest of us). They do serve less greasy burgers and fries than you’re accustomed to.

  • JoeG

    I can now confirm – much to public and world speculation – history and historians – fact and fable – truth and lie – it is certain and now irrefutable…

    THERE IS A GOD!!!!!!

    Thank you InNOut!!! Love ya!

  • Tell me that you are not joking. Tell me that this is not a hoax. People, if you have never had an In n Out burger, you have no idea what you have missed. I go to LA just to get them. Im about to cry for joy. One will not be enough. It will be so full of people, they won’t be able to handle the business. As many as there are in LA… they stay FULL, all the time. I’ve been in one at 2 am, and had to stand in line and wait. AND OMG D-FW, you haven’t even discovered their “secret” menu…..

  • JoeG

    I can now confirm – much to public and world speculation – history and historians – fact and fable – truth and lie – it is certain and now irrefutable…


    Thank you InNOut!!! Love ya!

  • Steve

    I’m a CA native and have been in TX for 7 years. So excited. I agree with Bubbles…this great for all of us who are from the west coast. Besides….look at all the hype…def a big deal! Huge news!

  • Col. Jessup

    Oh man, Jimbo said it BEST. 100% spot on, sir.


  • In-n-Out fan

    Rambo are you serious? Dallas does not want to be like LA at all. LA is full of illegal’s and the air quality, roads, and most of everything else sucks. Come to think of it most of you leaving negative comments have a combined IQ of 17, and your negative comments are a stab at getting the attention no one ever gave you.

  • Sergio

    We need In & Out in San Antonio area please..!

  • Shanna

    The sheeple have spoken!

  • Dude

    Whataburger is still better

  • Mike

    I’ve had In-N-Out in california. They can’t touch Keller’s, What-a-Burger, Extreme burger, and are about as good as Sonic.

  • burgerfan

    Anyone who thinks this is just another burger joint is a moron. Sure you can pay $12 at twisted root for a nice burger but as far as the drive through type burger place In-n-Out stands atop the mountain. They use all their own ingredients (grow their own produce, raise their own cattle, bake their own bread, etc) and its family run, not franchised, no corporate types telling them to use more preservatives.

    In-n-out > Whataburger, and its not even close.

  • Anthony

    It’s too bad that the fresh food will have to be frozen to make it to Texas. Sorry, only real in n outs are in ca

    Honestly, I doubt in n out will ever make it to tx. Remember islands and red robin flopped there

  • burgerfan

    Pretty sure they dont freeze things. Not sure how their supply chain works but I’m guessing their doing something to make this possible.

    Red Robins and Islands dont have the cred that In N out does and theres tons of California transplants out here (I’m not one btw) so I’m sure this will work.

  • Tom

    I lived in SoCal for 30 years before moving to Dallas for 5. Everyone I moved with (company relo) whined about how much they missed In-n-Out. Anytime they went “back home”, they had to go on a pilgrimage, and then brag about it on Twitter and Facebook. I wouldn’t ever compare it to Kristal, but seriously–it ISN’T “heaven on a bun”. Y’all are in a cult or something. I’ve moved back to CA and there’s an In-n-Out three blocks from my house. Couldn’t care less. I liked Whataburger way more, and I miss ’em now that I’m back in SoCal. What Dallas needs WAY more than another fast food burger? Trader Joe’s.

  • City of Ate your source

    I love how Observer city of ate bootlegged your scoop with no mention of you or your source…like they had a mole at Garland City COuncil or something

  • Mike

    Garland for the first location? Needs to be in a better area like Southlake or Keller or even Grapevine. Keller is number 7 on the best places to live in the United States. This would be a much more logical choice.

  • Just had to point out that is a stock double double in the photo, NOT animal style. 🙂

    Upside Down Pants Photography

  • Kara


  • Russ, it isn’t stock. I took the picture.

  • Bill Buchanan

    Read about In-N-Out in Fast Food Nation and you will not go anywhere else for a “fast food” burger. The location given in the article is the southeast corner of Lavon and Firewheel. That puts it right across from the Pei Wei near the entrance to Dillard’s.

    I’ve never had an In-N-Out burger but will give it a try based on friends who love them AND their philosophy of business, how they treat their employees with respect and their customer service. It’s also 30 minute drive from my house so, yes, I hope they are successful and build one closer to my home 🙂

    May their tribe increase.

  • Shanna

    Isn’t city of ate almost all original content? I think this is all press releases and bird sightings. I like the individual food bloggers the best, they have the true pulse of the city unike these rubes at D who sell stories to the highest bidder (best doc issue, best food issue, etc).

    As for the almighty in-out I had one for the first time last weekend while in Cali and it reminded me of a bad Kellers burger (thousand island dressing and dried out meat). Keep it! Tjhe best selection IS in Garland where all the red necks can scarf it up and the transplants can visit and tell their counterparts back in Cali they visited the ‘hood’ (ha).

    Be scareful what you ask for kiddies. As for me I will enjoy my burger as god intended it to be made- in my own backyard with my family!

    Sheeple on!

  • Draino

    Born and raised in Ventura Cty CA – lived out here for 5 years now, and this is a welcome sight. Those of you that didn’t grow up with this burger probably don’t understand why we like it, and thats OK (keep the lines smaller).

    Double-Double Animal Style no Pickle or Tomato. GO!

    I guess a good comparison would be Whitecastle burgers – I don’t think they are anything special, but people who grew up with them LOVE them.

  • Draino

    Oh, and about the photo – Yes, that is Animal Style (grilled onions(in the melted cheese) and pickle are the dead giveaway; stock comes with a huge slice of fresh onion and no pickle).

  • Hello

    Just to let all you idiotic In-N-Out haters know…


    In-N-Out is the shit.

  • Chris

    OVER-RATED! Its like I said somewhere else, people on the west or east coast have no clue what a good burger taste like.

  • In-N-Out Fan

    Dude…i can just imagine how long the lines are gonna be! I’ll be driving from the Austin area just to get my fix! In-N-Out…that’s what a hamburger’s all about!!

  • tested

    I’ve never had an In-N-Out burger. I suspect it’s a good tasting burger. From some of the devoted fans, it apparently is orgasmic and life-changing. It appears from reading other parts of this website that the above posting hearalding its arrival in North Texas caused such a rush of traffic that the entire D Magazine website crashed. Seriously?Don’t we have more important things to devote our time to?

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  • Viviana Mora

    All of my hopes and dreams have come true…I live RIGHT down the street. Bless you in-n-out burger…GOD BLESS YOU!

  • Twinwillow

    When can I line up for my double, double, protein with cheese and onions?

  • Bill

    We have some great burger places up here in North Texas (NOT McDonalds), but ya’ll will find out.

    In-N-Out is one of my favorites. How can we get Tommy’s to come and compete? To have In-N-Out and Tommy’s up here would be heaven.

  • Christopher Perry

    When can I ask for my fries well-done???

    Or, when can I ask for my 4×4 animal style burger???

    I can’t wait!

  • Crystal

    Best news ever…can’t wait for My In-N-Out fix!!!

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  • In N Out is a great restaurant. They do fast food right. They treat their employees well. There’s enough of an ex-California crowd in Texas for them to finally make the move here. What’s not to like about having them here?? Even if it has cult-like status, there’s nothing wrong with little symbols from home. If any fast food restaurant deserves it’s reputation, it’s INO.

    This is great news!

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  • Heather

    The great thing about people… we have different tastes. Some of us think In N Out is awesome, others like Burger King. Isn’t it great we’re so different?

  • Kyson

    Whataburger > in-N-out

  • Judy

    It’s not just the great taste, the wonderful smell, the way it’s wrapped and yes, the price. It’s the anticipation, the electricity from the anticipation and that first bite that tells one they are home again and ain’t it great!

  • Kristina L.

    I lived in San Diego for about 6 years and I must say the saying that IN-N-OUT burgers are as good as Sonic is such a joke. Who ever said that has obviously never had a burger from IN-N-OUT.

  • Elizabeth

    In N Out does make a great burger with so many twists (if you know how to order it right!).
    I’m glad to see this restaurant coming to N. Texas, but am really hoping the number of transplanted “CA folks” leave their “let’s give away the farm in benefits to everyone” mindset back in California. We’ve worked hard in Texas to keep our state in the black and don’t need the High N Mitey from CA telling us how to “make Texas better”!
    I agree with Tom – Dallas needs a Trader Joes!

  • john

    Garland is one of the worst cities in the metroplex, I guess they want it to fail, my family went while in LA and we all threw it away it was bland and tasteless.

  • Stacy

    Can we get the Trader Joes instead?

  • goose

    Now if only White Castle can make it to Dallas…

  • jamie

    Ditto to SOUTHLAKE!!!

  • tork510

    hell yeah i move to dallas from the bay area 3 years ago ad so fa this is one of the greatest news ever dont hate the playa hate the game in and out burger rock sorry texans just the truth

  • Zoe


  • Smashburgers is the way to go!

  • DS

    Please………… Garland is NOT the worst city in the Metroplex. As a matter of fact there is a lot of money in this part of the city and it is no where close to being a “hood”. People…….. get out more. There are million dollar houses sitting all around here and pretty good honest people and professionals.

    As for In-N-Out. I like them. Native Dallasite and proud Garland resident. I travel a lot all over. We visit them when we are near one but it is not a “gotta have In-n-Out” or we will die. Their philsophy is good and that is probably wnat makes them stay a good solid business. Still like Keller’s and Dairyette burgers as well as Twisted Root. They are all different and unique in their own way. And I would not even compare In-n-Out to Sonic…… YUCK! The only thing Sonic has going good for them is their drinks. Their food stinks.

    FYI, the Red Robin in Garland has been doing just fine. It has not flopped and has quite a following. Not bad for “the worst city in the metroplex”….. HA!

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  • Twinwillow

    What is it with these people and their Whatabooger?
    I guaranty they’ve never experienced the orgasmic experience of an INO double, double with cheese and onions, animal style. It’s even better than the orgasmic pastrami sandwich at Katz’s in NYC. “I’ll have what she’s having”.

  • FreshFood

    Just what Garland needs – another “fast food” restaurant. When is Garland going to get a Sprouts or Whole Foods for those of us who want to eat healthier?


    All of the people that are saying that In N out isnt that great, have no Idea what an excellent fast food burger is supposed to taste like, and for that Dork who says that people from the East and West Coasts don’t know hwat a good burger is, probably thinks Wendy’s or Burger King is the greatest. I live in the Ohio after being born and raised in Southern Cal and I’ll tell you that the only fast food food that is miss is In N Out Burger. The Burgers, Fries and Shakes are all the best by far!! In N Out – Please come to Ohio and save me from this dreary fast food life!!

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  • Meridith

    I can’t wait! Been here for ten years and have been paitently waiting and hoping a In n Out would come here. I am from San Diego and have been missing a great burger. I hope they come to Ohio for ya RichMEISTER. But till then when it opens here I’ll have one for ya!

  • Frank

    IN-N-OUT burger beats any hamburger out there hands down. Anyone who knows a great burger would know that. It’s way over due that we get them here in north Texas. Good bye Whataburger and Sonic. Make room for the king of burgers and fries!!!!

  • Stan

    Y’all please go crowd up that place instead of Maple & Motor and Hunky’s (which are WAY beyond compare). In & Out is REALLY good. GO THERE!!

  • Frank

    RichMEISTER, I feel your pain buddy. But, when I moved to Texas 5 years ago (from San Diego, and I’m a native) I felt the same way. I hope for your sake they come to Ohio soon. GOOD LUCK!

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  • Rome

    In N Out is the ish! Best quality, price, & service. Who wants to drop $10 on a meal @ Johnny B’s or 5 Guys or Scottie P’s??? NO ONE!!

  • monique

    OMG! My family and I are so, as my son would say “SUPER DUPER EXCITED”! We LOVE In & Out, our favorite stop daily when we go to Arizona and California to see family:)My heart is pounding, my face has a permanent smile! that’s how excited I am!

  • Brenda

    Texas-born fan of In N Out here! However, they couldn’t have picked a nicer part of the Metroplex? I will drive there because I love the burgers, but I Garland? Thanks a lot!

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  • Indo

    My boyfriend & I are huge fans of INO. He always makes it a ritual to have INO when he visits his friends over in SoCal. Ever since he took me for my first time last year & introduced me to the joint, I was an immediate convert. First thing I said after my bite was, “It’s a shame there’s not one in Houston where we live.” I’ve loved Whataburger for a while, but I fell in love with the animal style sauce & fries. Dallas is a few hours away from us, but the fix will be worth the road trip. We’ll just have to wait patiently till they open one up here in Houston.

  • SoWhat

    Be prepared for the longest lines you have ever seen in your life! They are worth it too!

    And for all you poo-pooing it being in Garland, seriously? You are snobs. It’s bringing JOBS to the area. Do some research. In and Out actually pays it’s employees a living wage with excellent benefits. So before you start bitching anymore about it’s location, think about your community and putting it first before yourself.

    And animal style all the way baby! Can’t wait!

  • BluFin

    I lived in California for 37 years and have been in Texas for the last 3. There is an In-N-Out on very corner in cali for a reason, They are good! You need to order a “ 4 x 4 animal style with animal fries and a lemonade”.
    If need be, I will take a Vacation day off work for the grand opening.

  • Jeff

    I agree that a nicer part of the metroplex should have been picked. I’m a native Californian thats been in texas 11 years and I miss In n Out! All you Whataburger people that put down In n Out are just used to eating Whataburger and wouldnt eat anyplace else. Once again horrible location! I’ll still go but not half as much as I would if you placed it in Plano, Allen, Addison, Frisco or Richardson. I hope this is the begining of many more to come!

  • SoWhat

    Has anyone complaining about it’s location ever BEEN to Firewheel in Garland? Jeez.

  • James

    Doesn’t this just prove now without a doubt that Dallas is better than Houston? That’s what I’m taking from this!

  • what?!`

    Whataburger??? Sonic??? Brainwashed is what you all are who think either of these burgers compare. Fresh ingredients and never frozen – that also means the fries – insanity. Less people to muck up the line. Sweet!

  • Rome

    Sonic/Whataburger vs In N Out?? Cmon! Hands down In N Out rules….No advertising required!!

  • what?!`

    @ Elizabeth @ May 24th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    ““CA folks” leave their “let’s give away the farm in benefits to everyone” mindset back in California. We’ve worked hard in Texas to keep our state in the black and don’t need the High N Mitey from CA telling us how to “make Texas better”!”

    CA High and mighty? Really? I believe your statement was just shot full of holes due to your mentality. You may want to get off your high horse and get to know some of us “transplants”.

  • Dave

    For all of you who have never had In-N-Out, or who are In-N-Out haters, you are a huge minority. The QUALITY of the burgers alone makes their food standout. They are going to grow and dominate. Children of the whataburger lovers will be In-N-out fans, i guarantee it. Whataburger fans only had that so they don’t know better. As a transplanted californian, I can tell you I am extremely excited and will travel the 60 miles from my house to Garland once a week just for the great taste of In-N-out. That’s what a hamburger is all about!!!!

  • Brenden

    Whataburger SUCKS!!!! No flavor and I feel like vomiting their burgers everytime.

    In N Out is all natural, never frozen meat. Fries are done naturally there and from FRESH potatoes. That’s the big thing, and god, they taste a lot better that WhataBooger, McDs, etc.. I’ll take one over any hamburger except those from Carl’s Jr 🙂 They need more Carls Jr’s here too.

  • Rome

    Whataburger is Notaburger!! Yeah Carl’s Jr. beats out Whatburger anytime!

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  • christ this is a lot of comments. good scoop nancy. in n out is a good burger. certainly better than spending $14 on the “best burger in dallas.”

    any word on new locations closer to town or in FW?

  • Ricky Muncie

    So it is coming to Firewheel or not? Some say yes, others say no.

    And yes, I do agree Firewheel makes tons of sense because many CA transplants live close to Firewheel

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  • SanDiegoBoy

    WOOOOHOOO!! So excited! Rejoice my fellow CA transplants…rejoice!! The revolution has begun. Once we force that God awful Whata(crappy)burger out of business we will work on introducing real Mexican food to DFW. Look out El Fenix, La Hacienda, and any other place that has the audacity to try and pass off enchiladas covered in chili and cheese as Mexican food. We’re coming for you next amigos! 😉

  • Tanya

    i’m excited about in-n-out… but why Garland?? Who did their research?? There are a ton of other places that would have been a better location… seems like an odd choice.

  • TXBurgerlover

    @ James, so typical… this does not mean Dallas is better than Houston, just willing to jump on the latest trend, as usual. Instead of creating a hometown brand, you let a chain move in and you gobble it up like sheep. Someone mentioned Dallas wanting to be LA? So true.

    For the CA people who can’t wait to get one, I am sure they will be really good burgers, and just like you remember. But won’t they have tasted better where you have fond memories of them? It’s like eating a deli sandwich from a NYC chain in TX. It just tastes better there.

  • KD

    Please, Please, PLEASE let them put their second location 3 min from my door at the rapidly expanding Arlington Highlands! I mean, Garland??? WTF? What did that craphole ever do to deserve the glory of In-N-Out?

  • maybe they chose garland and the other dfw suburbs because people that live out there arent as fickle as dallas residents. they put one inside the city limits and guarantee its closed in less than 12 months. the novelty will wear off and people will deem it inconvenient to get to and it would fail. its amusing that dallasites refuse to drive more than 15 minutes for something good.

  • bobr

    For the I-N-O haters: You’re right, nothing special here.

    For everyone else: Fewer in the line for the rest of us. We’ve heard these rumors before. Let’s just hope it’s true this time. I’ll believe it when I’m holding a double double and looking at a tray of fries.

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  • Animal style fries

    Cant wait to sink my teeth into one of those burgers. Cant wait for them to pass the I-N-O bumper stickers out. Time to bring back the I-N-Urge. ( If you are from Cali then you know what im talking about) For the California people in North Dallas were getting Del Taco in Denton also.

  • George

    Defiitely welcome news for me!!!! Been waiting for In n Out to come here for 10 years. As for Whataburger….I will never eat there again….I ordered a doublecheeseburger (2 patties 2 slices fo cheese right?) and had to pay extra for the 2nd slice fo cheese. Ridiculous. How soon until the grand opening?

  • Marilia

    I’m glad Garland is getting some good businesses! Let the snotty Plano residents drive there for once.

  • Thank God

    Can we get rid of Sonic too. I have started to protest them. Any place they can put one they will. I have two of them a half a mile from each other. In and Out and Del Taco cant wait. Now lets hope we have a movement on the Mexican food front. TEXMEX – WTF

  • Rome

    Yeah same thoughts on TEXMEX…WTF? We need some $3.00 Carne Asada burritos here…It’s twice as much out here.

  • jp366

    Texas?? seriously?? the fattest state in the nation??! In N Out will thrive in any state, and, for those who think In N out is just “so so” or really “horrible” do us all a favor and wrap your lips around a revolver. The world would be a better place with fewer people that are impossible to please (In N Out = the F*#(#(g S*$t)

  • Jim Conant

    We moved to Texas about 2 years ago and have been after In-N-Out to build at the intersection of 35W freeway and Heritage Parkway in Keller, Texas. the location has great frontage roads, next to a very large strip mall location with lots of shops. Also located next to the Bluffs Heritage development filled with ex-California residents all wishing for their yummy In=N-Out burgers. Make this your next location … please!!!

  • In n Out Makes even God get jellice

    OMG people you have no idea imagene u r orgasming and also at the same time God is reaching his hand down for you from the heavens ITS THAT GOOD!!!

    I’ live in Baton Rouge Louisiana & i will defanantly be making the drive to Dallas for In n Out i haven’t had one since i was little but I’ll never forget it PEOPLE ITS GOOD!!! LET THE HATERS HATE!!! GO IN N OUT!

  • i heard they make him jellies too. but no jams. NO JAMS!

  • Larry Purtell

    I moved from Dallas to California back in late 2005. I missed Whataburger, Taco Cabanna, Luby’s & yes…Waffle House which they don’t have in California. But they do have In-N-Out Burger. It is a good burger too, really good and not expensive either. About the price you would pay at McDonald’s or Burger King and less expensive than Wendy’s. I have never seen so many people go to one burger place in my life and they are always busy. Remember, you can not get anymore Southern California like than In-N-Out Burger. I found out it was a California tradition. Texans will love the burger too!

  • ffffffffffffff

    p.terry’s in Austin is better IMO…..focus texas FOCUS.
    Also – I’m pretty sure they purchase the demographic study that KrispyKream did back in the late 90’s.

  • Steve

    Really? I lived in California for 19 years. Texas for 12. In n Out is great. It will do well here. Whataburger is good because you are comparing it to McD’s and Burger King which are average to awful. Sonic is crap. The In n Out in Vegas has always been packed when I have been there (3-4 times, different times of the day). In fact I don’t think I have ever been to In n Out when it wasn’t at least somewhat busy. Any other burger joint and you can walk or drive right up. If you don’t like it, no problem. Less wait time for me.

  • Rich Luckett

    You have turned downtown Austin into Wilshire Boulevard.

    Your new police chief (from LAPD Rampart Division) has turned the APD into the LAPD – complete with LAPD black & whites in high-speed chases and racist, trigger-happy cops.

    You sell your shacks in Novato and Santa Clara and Tarzana for $1.5 mil and then come to my neighborhood and build your vile McMansions with the 7 ft.-high walls at the property line…we are looking more and more like Brentwood -or (ugh!) Simi Valley every day.

    Having fouled your own nests (traffic, over-development, crime, pollution), you have come to foul ours.

    If you like “Cali” so much, get the hell back there.

    Your first “Double-Double” is on me, Californicators.

  • el presidente

    i dont understand why people are hating. its a good ole fashion burger served fast and cheap. granted its not a Jake’s or Twisted Root but if you want a burger on the run then In-n-Out is the way to go, especially when they are open late at night. The fact that they have a “secret menu” makes it all the funner. so dont hate on other just cause your hoping that maybe one of your places u desire wont every come but hey we can all dream…cause one day it may come true.

  • Big Rob in Dallas

    Now, When are they gonna open a Tommy’s?

  • Roberta


  • Donwinn

    I am a little nervous. Krispy Kreme couldn’t survive in Frisco! I know people who grew up in Texas who tried In n Out in Phoenix, and hated it, while the former Californios raved. I have been very less than impressed with the quality of restaurants since moving here. Hopefully there are enough former Californios to keep this one open. I will be there, even though it is an hour drive for me, just to get my double double, chopped raw onions, fries, & large chocolate shake at least once.

  • Lisa

    I could not be more against this coming to Garland. We have way to many burger places as it is and Firewheel is way to crowed with the places its already got. Everything closes at 9pm so there is no point in having a burger joint in the middle of a shopping mall.

  • So here I sit. Patiently awaiting the day this burger joint will come to Ottawa, or Toronto. heck I’d take it in Toronto.. mmmm Chipotle’s for lunch and In-N-Out Burger for dinner.. mm. and Krispy Kreme for dessert!! HEAVEN!! -Ravi Shanghavi, Ottawa, Canada

  • David Sutherland

    I heard Sonic contributes to Planned Parenthood.

    In-N-Out surely does not do that.

    Their burgers are better and waaayy more affordable.

  • juxtapose

    if you’re going to bring something awesome to Dallas, what the F*CK would posses some idiot to put it in freaking Garland of all places. F*ck that, if you’re gonna bring it to Dallas, actually bring it to DALLAS.

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  • the man

    stupid texans, you are all so narrow minded. you think everything native to texas is the best. hmm, yur the only stupid state that has Texas sized food and Texas edition trucks. get over it, and enjoy yur great weather, fags

  • Daniel

    You mean they don’t have Texas edition trucks in Delaware? Well, why do people live there then (they actually do, don’t they)?

  • the man

    i dont know anything about delaware, i live in Tex-ass. this state is convinced that they are they’re own country, so the haters shoot down everything from the outside, even when it’s way better than anything texas has to offer. BTW whataburger is one of the worst i’ve had.

  • Dewayne White

    This is unreal…i love this burger place so much that when i went on business trips to Southern Cal or Vegas i would eat in and out everyday! The fries are unlike any you will ever eat at a fast food joint; burger’s are always fresh…be prepared; there will be up to twenty cars on a friday night in the drive-through…this is a real dream come true/ and it’s only five miles from my address in Plano!

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  • david

    i live in SoCal and have been to Dallas often on business. Whataburger is worlds different to In ‘n’ Out, and anyone who says otherwise hasn’t had In ‘n’ Out. Don’t listen to the detractors. Try it and know the truth. In ‘n’ Out is non-frozen meat, fries hand cut from potatoes right in front of your eyes, and fresh ice cream milkshakes.

  • WENDyy

    – man eff’ all the IN-N-OUT haters ha!
    ya just makin us look betta than wataburger!
    ive personally have tried watapieceofshxt ha and thats disqustinq the burgers tastes like shxt lmao! IN-NOUY is the ultimate burger stop shxt it come from the damn best CALIFORNIA<33 cali is the best buhh its ok texas just jockinq our shxt ckuz we tookj qood haha! hate on it losers! IN-N-OUT and CAli<33 all tha wayy!!!

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  • Jerry

    As a Texan living in Tucson, I say you are in for a treat. We just got our third In n’ Out here in Tucson and it is wonderful. You can’t find better fast food anywhere.

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  • Keith

    I used to live in CA up until 3 years ago and now in DFW area, great to welcome them here. Maybe other CA only restaurants will follow. I don’t think they’re the best, I personally like Mooyah here better, BUT In-N-Out is way cheaper (I remember trying Mooyah when I first got here and they have jacked up their prices so much in the last couple years, it’s not worth $5.00 now), so they will kick Mooyah’s a**. And Twisted Root is good but not the best. Whataburger doesn’t compare, Carl’s Jr. is better than them.

    Also, I knew some people who worked for In-N-Out, when I heard they were coming to DFW I knew they had to build a distribution center to do it, so they aren’t just doing 1 location. I heard they are doing about 18 locations in the DFW area. Also, I know for a fact there’s also one going in at Allen/Fairview area by the new shopping center there, they’re probably targeting all the major areas, so I figure there will be one around Northpark, Stonebrair, Southlake, maybe Grapevine, Arlington, probably some near Ft. Worth too. So in 2 years no one will have to drive that far. Don’t be surprised once they move in, they will expand to local states too like they did from CA, I believe it was a 500 mile radius from their distribution was their max store distance, so it should be the same in Texas depending on where they put the distribution center. So probably Houston, Austin, San Antonio will be included later.

    And they already have Sonic’s in CA (there’s one in Fullerton/OC). Agreed with some of the other postings, they need these in TX:
    Trader Joe’s
    Rubio’s Baja Grill
    Tommy’s (gotta love the chili late at night)
    White Castle
    Claim Jumper
    Boba Loca (how many of you know what boba is?)
    Del Taco (always up for a burrito w/ fries, better than Taco Bueno)

    They need to bring some real Mexican food to TX too, not this TexMex crap.

  • debi

    OMG!!!! When…when…when?????
    Will be in line when they open. I used to live in LA and eat there everytime I go back.
    Thank you In-n-Out!!!!!

  • Dawny

    I just moved to Dallas about a month ago from Los Angeles and while I was excited to hear it was coming (two things I said I’d miss from LA were the weather and yes “In and Out” burger – in fact, driving out of LA en route to Texas we stopped at the last In and Out…sniffles. We live in the Plano/Frisco area. My husband and I were saying MOST LA transplants will NOT be living in Garland, Texas. C’mon, put them in communities the LA peeps are moving too i.e. Turtle Creek/Plano/Frisco – HELLO? They won’t appreciate it. I hear they are opening multiple locations, let’s open and In and Out in an AREA of LA transplants….heck, celeb’s in LA are huge In and Out fans…c’mon….

  • I have email you guys on numerous occasions, I have been living in San Antonio Tx. for four years now…and I miss In-n- Out like you have no idea bring one to San Antonio Tx. right by Sea World…. this city is full Californians and besides Whataburger sucks…. think of San Antonio as your next destination because I craving a Double Double….Please I will work for free there if you build one…..Lol


    the best news I’ve heard since i moved here in January!!! DOUBLE-DOUBLE ANIMALSTYLE AND ANIMAL-STYLE THOSE FRIES WHILE YOU AT IT! but the qustion is…WHEN! when WHEN!!!!!!

  • Anthony

    We already had Checkers here for a couple years in the early to mid 90s.

  • From So Cal

    I can’t beleive it. I moved to Houston in 1993. The closest thing to In-N-Out here is Johnny Rocket’s. I will be traveling to Dallas often to get the Best Burger in the World. Double-Double with everything on it. It’s only 3 and a 1/2 hours there and 3 and a 1/2 hours back.

  • Big Daddy

    As a CA transplant (btw-so what) INO is always on my mind, nothing compares-nothing. I have not bothered trying other burger places as there is only one that matters. When you try INO for the first time will you never go back to Whataburger, etc. Please make Houston next!!

  • george

    Keith :there already was a checkers in Mesquite , went out of business.

    The Grovite’s in Garland will tear this place up.

  • Rome

    Yeah…Plano/Frisco area should have In N Out…btw Whataburger sucks!! GO LAKERS!

  • Growing up in Cali and then living in Arizona for the past twenty years I’ve eaten at In-n-Out and at Whataburger. Despite being so much better than all the rest of the fast food burgers Whataburger is still a distant second to In-n-Out!

  • CA Transplant

    The In-n-Outs in CA are much better than Vegas, so I question if they will be any better out here. Still, the people who think Whataburger is great food need to have their heads examined. I’ve tried eating there several times and it makes me gag. As for the comments about Red Robin, I’ll take their burgers over Whataburger any day of the week.

  • Scott

    I HAVE WAITED YEARS! nuff said…except build one in arlington!

  • Alisa

    This is great news for Texas! In-N-Out is the best fast food burger joint ever to exist. I am hoping this means that maybe they will bring In-N-Out to Florida one day so this California transplant can get her fix!

  • linsocaltransplant

    YES! finally In and Out! Whataburger is ok, but in and out is definately KING! And Dawn I think every transplant from So Cal had that last bit of heaven on their way out! How can you not??? LOL

  • linsocaltransplant

    oh be still my beating heart we are getting a Del Taco too! I’m gonna pass out!

  • Stevenexcali

    OMG!! I used to live in Cali and let me tell you IN N OUT IS MUCH > than whatacrap!! They should be shaking in their boots!! love it!!!

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  • Kristy Y

    In and Out Vegas is no where near as good as the ones in L.A. While I guess it’s pretty cool there will now be one in DFW, I feel like some of the allure will be gone…I just see it as special bc it is a west coast thing. It’s like when Krispy Kreme opened here. Craziness. Now, if White Castle opens here, that would be bananas.

  • Taylor

    I live about 15 minutes from Garland, and a year ago i was in california so i tried this “amazing burger” it tasted like ****. Seriously people that like them either 1. have never had any other burger. 2. like greasy food. 3. Just like it because it makes them feel like they are from california or that they are in california again.

    Just my opinion.

  • baumbers

    Personally I think Griffs is the best fast food burger but I can’t wait to see what the fuss is about with this place.Garland is a great city so the people bashing Garland are complaining because they do not live close and are thinking of themselves.I am sure once they get 1 open they will get more around the metromess.It only makes sense.I would like to know when its supposed to open.

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  • Back in 2000, my company was sending me to visit our clients in California. I saw many of the In-N-Outs whenever I visited, but was wary of eating there because of an allergy to soy.

    I sent an email to the company asking for information about allergens in their menu items, and a woman by the name of Debbie VanDerWaag at their corporate office called me long-distance to give me the initial information over the phone!

    She told me that the meat has no soy in it, (unlike McDonalds) and while their hamburger buns are soy free, the pans they rise in are sprayed with something that dose have some soy in it. She then preceded to tell me about how ordering a burger “protein style“ would allow me to get a safe burger without a bun.

    She also told me to avoid their milk shakes because they do contain a soy based ingredient somewhere in the mix.

    She later emailed me to tell me that they cook their fries in 100% Cottonseed oil, and since they cut the fries there in the Restaurant, (you can see them doing it,) it was also safe for me to have French Fries again! 🙂

    Since I developed my allergy, it had been years since I had been able to have a burger and fries that I didn’t have to cook myself. I may have had to go to California to get them, but by that point my Company was sending me out there once every month or two. I don’t work for that company any more, so my opportunities to have In-N-Out since then have been few and far between.

    Luckily for me, over the past few years I have managed to find two other places here in Dallas where I can have a burger and fries. HEB Central Market and at Goff‘s if I order their “Diet Special” which comes without a bun.

    My experience with my allergy inquiry is just one of many examples of the type of customer service that inspired almost rabid loyalty to In-N-Out by me and the other people that are jumping for joy at the news that we will be getting one or more of their restaurants here in the DFW area. 🙂

  • Oh, I forgot to mention that the “spread” In-N-Out puts on the burgers has soy in it, so I have to order mine without it.

  • Funny, I was thinking along the same lines. Adam

  • I really can’t wait. I hope that it makes it out here! SOON> Been too long without it! FOR SURE 100% better than Krystal’s, whataburger or any other joint!

  • Sharon

    lived to LA area for 38 yrs can’t wait live in houston now and I will be driving to Dallas or wherever to have an IN n OUT burger

  • vince a elizondo

    WOW!!! Beautiful to see another part of Cali Coming to TX. First and foremost In N Out deserves the respect to be spelled out. Not abbreviated… I moved out here 5 years ago and was told WHAT”EVER”BURGER was the burger joint better than In N Out… of course I had to try it, again 5 years ago. Have not eaten there since.

    There are Sonic’s back home and are just as horrible here.

    You have the double doubles, the 4×4’s, the animal style’s. The fries animal style, Shakes, the lemonade, and soft drinks… if you want a burger this is the place to be.

    My only concern as everyone else is saying, why garland? This is on the outskirts of Dallas…12 miles NE… Not even FT Worth… this should be brought out to the heart of the DFW Metroplex, ARLINGTON, TX!!!! I mean, you have the Cowboys, the Rangers, Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor. Everything is out here. It is smack dab in the middle of the DFW Metroplex.

    For those of you from California, there is a Carl’s Jr off of 20 and S.Polk or in Anna TX…another Cali Burger joint if you want that Char broiled burger…El Pollo Loco, they are only in San Antonio, so we just need to bring Del Taco, Fat Burger, Tommie’s out here now.

    Don’t want to talk too much smack, you all are doing a fine job. But this TEXMex crap has got to go… Pepper and Salt is what you call seasoning..horrible…. Michoacanna off of 360 and park row in Arlington TX, the best carne asada you will find out here.

    Bottom line Texans, In N Out is out here now… deal with it.. if you don’t like it, then leave our food alone. Like plenty of other’s have said, lines will be smaller… i will be in Garland the day of opening enjoying a nice 4×4 animal style, a nice cold lemonade, and fresh cut fries.


  • Bill

    Born in Texas but lived in CA for 20+ years. I actually think Whataburger is better but you can get creative and order off of their secret menu ( for those that do not know. I usually get animal style and fries well done. Otherwise the fries are uncooked IMHO. The burgers are smaller, about the size of a whataburger Jr.

    I wouldn’t worry about the first one being in Garland. They can throw these up fast. I lived in Northern California and they popped up all over in a matter of months. If they are going to invest in a new plant it would only make sense that they maximize it’s production as soon as possible. My guess is that the production plant may be in or near Garland. Somewhere off of I-30 would give them distribution into Oklahoma and beyond. I just realized I have a Sonic on every major road around me. (Some have two.) I have to drive 15 min to the nearest Whataburger.

    I use to work across the street from one and I was always amazed how the line of cars wrapped around the parking lot everyday. They are better than the national chains and they are cheap as well. (maybe that is the key) I just don’t know that I could eat them every day. (Some people do!!!)

    In-N-Out will do well here. They have a cult following similar to White Castle. We are also in the Bible belt and there are tiny Biblical notations placed in out-of-the-way spots on the wrappers and cups.

    (Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are the same company. Krystal’s made me sick the first and only time I had it. I do miss Del Taco though. I never had Tommie’s and Fat Burger is just OK IMHO.)

  • Can you guys believe I lived in Cali most my life and never went to INO? Ahah I moved to Dallas now so when I go to this one for the first time shits gonna be weird…

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  • Eddie

    Keep your In-N-Out, bring us a Tommys!! The only ‘N’ thing I’d like to see here in Texas is a Pup-N-Taco…but sadly they are gone… 🙁

  • CraigTX

    I’ve been eating at In-n-Out since 1957 … Craig Avenue at Walnut in Pasadena, CA … probably the tiniest InO left standing today.

    I’ve been living in Texas since 1993 and figured out how to take a foil-wrapped INO burger from CA to TX still warm-enough-to-eat many years ago.

    The burgers are exceptional … especially if you know the ‘secret menu’ … 3×3, 4×4. protien platter, animal’ … etc.

    The fries are a different matter … most stores do not know how to make them perfect … order them ‘well done’ and the problem is solved since they will fry them twice. That being said, some stores have figured out how to get it right. The first time.


  • Ashley S.

    All of you that are bad mouthing In & Out are just sad haters. You don’t even know what your missing. I have been eating those burgers for so long. It has been a long time coming that they have an In & Out in Texas. Now all we need is a Wahoo’s in Dallas. California has it all and I am from Texas.

  • TomB

    I’m looking forward to In & Out in Texas.

    There are 2 other chains active in Southern California that would have good opportunities here:

    Big Boy (the same one that was here in the 1960’s and 1970’s) has the same kind of menu we knew here – in Southern California, Ohio and Michigan.

    The Hat – Has amazing hot pastrami sandwiches. It’s in suburban LA, in locations like Pasadena.

  • Family Force 5

    Hey I would like a double double cheese burger with catchup and lattes! Okay so first of all I don’t care of you guys think of IN and Out because some of you guys say… well so and so missed wataburger when they moved to Cali. Well that’s boo hoo! Wataburger is nothing compared to IN and OUT!!! We used to live a half hour from the state capital in California. And didn’t think IN & OUT was that special tell we moved to Keller, Texas! Things changed a lot. I was trying to get my friend to send a box of 5 IN & OUT burgers down to Texas! I miss In & OUT so bad some of you probably are drooling like I am for one! So I don’t care if you think Wataburger is better cause I know the real truth!

  • CraigTX

    The word is that Arlington is going to get an INO as well … somewhere near the new Cowboy’s stadium. My guess is at the corner of Collins and I30 with a big sign … that fits their model of freeway visibility and access.

    I’ve been eating INO since 1957 (4 years old) and moved to TX in 1993, but usually get to have at least 4 Double-Doubles or 3×3’s a year.

    BTW: Order your fries well done … fried twice and not soggy.

  • CraigTX

    There are some rumors floating around about Trader Joe’s noting that they have many stores in the midwest and the east coast … I’ve shopped at several.

    I think there is some credibility to this in that we now have Aldi stores in North Texas and the parent company of Aldi owns TJ’s as well.

    Some say that once you get Aldi, Trader Joe’s is not far behind.

    I will say that the Texas economy should look attractive to retailers like INO and TJ’s since Cali’s is in the tank.

  • Jeff

    I spoke with the person at the city of Garland who signs all of the building permits. It has not been finalized but the sight will be in an out parcel at the mall across from Pei Wei and Christina’s. It has been speculated that several In N Out locations will eventually be built throughout the metroplex…

  • checman

    In and Out toasts their buns and have thick slices of cheese- yum. Their fries are cut fresh daily too. It’s kind of a phenom in Cali and I imagine in north TX will be the same. Plus their stores are squeaky clean. I may not make it down to Garland on opening day but can’t wait till it comes.

  • jess

    in N out … it ain’t all that, there was too much hype for some burgers that taste like whataburger, and a sauce that straight up screams mc donalds, but I’m glad to know they’ll be one close. My bf loves it! All we need now is a King Taco!

  • Marcus

    I now work for a popular burger chain and when I Lived in Reno for awhile it was and is still one of my favorite places to eat. In n out burger is amazing all the way around… great burger of course, service, environment, and price! Can’t wait will definitely be there the first day it opens!

  • I’nO_SOS

    @ jess… ur tastebuds are most likely dead, if you though InO tastes like whataburger! which is good… ’cause there will be less people in the queue in front of us, when they open.

  • Titans234

    IN n Out has amazing burgers, their fries on the other hand are “throw aways” .

    For the price they are better tasting then, MC Donalds, BK, WB, sonic, and everyone else.

    Can’t wait!!

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