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In-N-Out Burger: “We’re Not Coming to Downtown LA without a (Suburban) Drive-Thru Location”

In-N-Out Burger is stubborn to maintain its suburban model of drive-thru restaurants, refusing to open an "urban location" in Downtown LA (Photo: In-N-Out Burger)

In-N-Out Burger is stubborn to maintain its suburban model of drive-thru restaurants, refusing to open an “urban location” in Downtown LA (Photo: In-N-Out Burger)

With 292 locations in five states, one of the most popular burger joints in the country, In-N-Out Burger, is also on the top of Downtown LA’s wish list (along with the elusive Trader Joe’s). Vegetarians aside, who doesn’t crave a juicy double-double with fresh cut fries on the side every now and then? Well, sadly, the burger chain that was born in the suburbs of LA (in Baldwin Park in 1948) may never outgrow its suburban roots to open in the heart of Los Angeles. When asked if In-N-Out would consider opening an urban location in Downtown LA, the answer was an adamant “No.”

In-N-Out Burger would prefer to stick to the suburbs.

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