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- In-N-Out Burger is opening a distribution center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
- The news was announced on Twitter by Denver City Council President Albus Brooks.
- It’s the first land acquisition in Colorado by the company, and it sets the stage for opening future restaurants.
In-N-Out is about to invade Colorado.
The vaunted California-based burger chain is set to open a distribution center for operations in Colorado. The facility will be located in Colorado Springs, at Interquest Parkway and Voyager Parkway in the new Victory Ridge redevelopment.
The location will also have both office space and a burger patty-making facility, setting the stage for new In-N-Out restaurants in the state. Colorado would be the seventh state to have In-N-Out restaurants, in addition to California, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and Oregon.
The news was first announced in a tweet from Denver City Council President Albus Brooks. Colorado Springs is about 45 minutes from Denver.
A spokesperson for the project’s development company confirmed the news with Business Insider. No timeline was given for the facilities’ opening, as they are still in the early planning stages.
The burger chain is famously methodical in its approach to expansion, and it rolls out new restaurants and distribution centers slowly to maintain quality control. It calls this its “slow growth strategy.”
Rumors of In-N-Out’s expansion to Colorado have circulated for years.
In 2013, Brooks wrote a letter to In-N-Out’s head of planning and development, Carl Van Fleet, requesting that the company bring its restaurants to Colorado.
According to a letter obtained by The Denver Post, Van Fleet responded by saying, “You continue to give us the biggest compliment possible with your efforts to interest us in Colorado. That said, at this time, we’re still not looking to add a sixth state and we’re just focusing our growth efforts in the five states where we currently operate.”
It seems that times have changed.