In 2016, Houston had no shortage of new burger joints thanks to the arrival of local spots and chains like Shake Shack and Hopdoddy Burger Bar. Now, one of the country’s biggest burger players is planning to throw its hat into the ring.
The Houston Business Journal reports that California-based chain In-N-Out is currently scoping out locations in Houston, which promises to finally end the city’s double-double drought. In-N-Out hasn’t yet confirmed the arrival, but when it does, look for it to take over the city in a big way. "This time, they're doing it," CBRE’s Jazz Hamilton told the Journal. "You’ll see them closing (on sites) quietly, and then all of the sudden, they’ll start building all at once."
As Eater reported in 2015, the chain denied that it was making its way to Houston in the coming months, but the city’s bustling restaurant scene likely proved too tempting for In-N-Out to stay away for too long. In-N-Out currently operates locations in Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin, and perhaps has realized the error of its ways in snubbing Houston for all these years.
Eater has reached out to In-N-Out for more clarity on where and when Houstonians can expect for those famous Animal-style fries to finally make their debut.