This menu can’t be a secret.
Colorado fans of the legendary California chain In-N-Out Burger waited for epic lines on Friday as the state’s first two branches opened.
In Aurora, police officers were called in to control the crowd as cars and customers snaked their way through the new fast food restaurant and adjacent mall. Customers said the local ABC partner said they waited almost 14 hours to get their hamburgers, fries and shakes.
“It is official that traffic around the mall is currently in a double-animal style.” The Aurora police tweetedwith some cultic chain jargon. “We’ll help you cope with the massive traffic reaction.” A later post warned of a 12 hour wait, and another said the line was “wrapped around the mall twice”. They estimated the line was 1.5 to 2 miles long.
In-N-Out is expected to sell around 60,000 burgers in the Aurora store over the weekend. The Denver Post reported.
The second location in Colorado Springs saw a similar flood of eager eaters. according to The Gazetteincluding a native of Southern California who parked his Toyota, which resembled the “Ghostbusters” car, in the joint’s lane on Tuesday evening.
I was off, so I decided to just come down on Tuesday and make sure I was the first, ”Ken Vizzini, transplant in Colorado, told the newspaper. “It was just a fun and exciting experience, I don’t regret it.”
Denny Warnick, vice president of operations at In-N-Out, said the company loved the reception. “I don’t know if we’ve ever felt more welcome, between all the anticipation and inquiries about In-N-Out, coming to Colorado and now seeing the customers out here this morning just feels great,” said he.
The family-owned In-N-Out also has locations in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas, and Oregon. They have announced plans to open at least seven more locations in Colorado.