Burger chain Eyes Washington state location

The California-based burger chain has filed a development application for a location in Ridgefield, north of Vancouver. Washington is the only state in the Pacific Northwest without an In-N-Out.

In-N-Out Burger hopes to expand to Washington state, the company told USA Today on Friday.

Although In-N-Out has been in Oregon for nearly 10 years, it only expanded to Idaho in December, USA TODAY previously reported.

The company soon filed a development application for a location in Washington, Mike Abbate, vice president of store development at In-N-Out, told USA Today. “However, it is still very early in the development process.”

The target city for the new site is Ridgefield, north of Vancouver in Clark County. Abed said construction will take eight to nine months once building permits are obtained. An opening date has not been announced.

Abate said the company is “anticipating a positive outcome” as it works with the city to pursue permits and approvals.

City comments about In-N-Out coming to town

Not only will Ridgefield “work closely with In-N-Out to create enough row spaces to avoid backups on the roadways, but the design of the building will be unique, upscale and complimentary to Ridgefield,” the city manager said. Steve Stewart told KOIN-TV.

In-N-Out's bid to move to the Portland area in 2022 has been rejected, the outlet reported. The company has appealed.

In-N-Out opened in Idaho: Customers wait up to 8 hours at the In-N-Out drive-thru

Where will In-N-Out open next?

Two stores will open in the company's Southern California backyard, one in Redlands and one in Sylmar, USA TODAY previously reported.

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In-N-Out announced that it will soon expand to New Mexico, but did not provide details on a location or opening date, although it will be by 2027, according to an Instagram post.

Future In-N-Out locations

  • 1860 South Milton Road. Flagstaff, AZ 86001
  • 1977 N. 1200 W. Layton, UT 84041
  • 3520 City Blvd E. Orange, CA 92868
  • 1700 East Ventura Blvd. Oxnard, CA 93036
  • 1301 W. Luconia Ave. Redlands, CA 92373
  • 13864 Foothill Blvd. Sylmar, CA 91342

James Powell contributed to this report.

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