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In-N-Out Submits Plans, Could Open by Summer
Last week In-N-Out Burger submitted its plans to the city for a new restaurant on Avenue E near Yucaipa Boulevard. The 3,867 square foot restaurant will have seating for 77 customers inside and 40 customers outside.
“I’m very excited,” Development Services Director Joe Lambert said of the project. “In-N-Out is actually a business that the city has been seeking for some time. Call it a victory.”
The site was approved for two restaurants by the planning commission almost two years ago. At the time it was not known what restaurants would occupy the space. The property owner later secured In-N-Out Burger and Corky’s Homestyle Kitchen and Bakery.
In August the planning commission conducted an architectural review for the restaurant, approving the proposed plans. In-N-Out will have at least two palm trees in its design, displayed in the company’s signature cross style.
Lambert said that In-N-Out, a family owned company, wanted to be in Yucaipa. The company conducts research and is deliberate in selecting locations for its restaurants.
Some residents have raised concerns about increased traffic that In-N-Out could bring. The city did not require a traffic study to be conducted, as the project is compliant with existing development and land use codes.
The project will require street improvements to be made. A sidewalk, curb and gutter will be installed, and the street will be widened slightly. There are no plans to add more traffic lanes to the street.
The restaurant could be open as soon as this summer.