The In-N-Out Burger takeover in Texas continues, and that sound you hear is cheering from college students at UNT and TWU. Some of them might even by crying tears of joy.
The beloved burger chain, which first arrived in Texas in May 2011 with restaurants in Allen and Frisco, opened a new location Friday at the Rayzor Ranch Town Center at the intersection of I-35E and U.S. 380 in northwest Denton.
In case you're not familiar with In-N-Out (do you even eat food?), it started as a drive-thru hamburger stand in California way back in 1948, similar to another famous burger chain that just had a little movie made about it.
In the early 1990s, In-N-Out began spreading throughout the western U.S., opening restaurants in Nevada, Utah, Arizona and Oregon. Its move to Texas represented a significant eastward jump in that expansion, making Texas the home of the only In-N-Out restaurants in the central time zone.
But, you may ask, are the burgers good? Does In-N-Out deserve all the hype and fanfare it receives? According to The Harris Poll it does, as it was chosen as the Burger Restaurant of the Year for 2016.
The Denton location is the 33rd In-N-Out in Texas. It will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Pro tip: Order your burger Animal or Protein Style. But that's (not really) a secret, so keep it to yourself.