The World Famous In-N-Out Burger Finally Arrives in Austin...ish
The legendary California-based hamburger chain finally arrives in the Austin area.
While Austin (and its surrounding areas) certainly doesn't lack in options for great hamburgers, a legendary burger chain is finally coming to town to give them a run for their grease stained, ketchup and mustard soaked money. December 3rd marks the date that the world famous In-N-Out Burger finally arrives in Austin.
OK, well, technically it's opening in Round Rock - but that beats driving all the way to Dallas/Ft. Worth, doesn't it?
In-N-Out Burger was founded in 1948 in Baldwin Park, CA - just outside of California. According to the company's official history, their goal was to "give customers the freshest, highest quality foods you can buy and provide them with friendly service in a sparkling clean environment." Since then, the chain has garnered a reputation for its high quality burgers. Celebrity chefs such as Gordon Ramsay, Anthony Bourdain and the late Julia Child are admitted fans and it was even shown in a positive light in the book Fast Food Nation- one of the few chains to do so.
On top of their amazing food, In-N-Out Burger is also known for their charity work. In 1995, the company founded the In-N-Out Burgers Foundation - also known as the Child Abuse Foundation. Its goal is to raise awareness and grant money for foster care, treatment and other services for children at risk.
On May 11, 2011, In-N-Out opened their first two locations outside of DFW, in Frisco and Allen. Anticipation was so intense for the opening that there was a four hour wait to order food. Since then, a total of 15 restaurants are operational there.
Now, it is about to arrive in Austin.
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