Escondido Ok’s In-N-Out Sign

The chain has been long awaited in this San Diego suburb


Ordering a double-double animal-style will soon be possible in Escondido. After nearly 20 years, folks in Escondido may soon get their wish.

The popular burger chain, In-N-Out, which has been conspicuously absent from the suburb, plans to open a restaurant at a site near the Interstate 15 and Valley Parkway interchange.

One of the key points holding up the proposal was the restaurant's request for a freeway sign larger than city rules allow. Now, that's a thing of the past.

On Thursday, Escondido City Council's economic development subcommittee unanimously agreed that In-N-Out's sign request should be honored and that the city should do everything it can to help the chain open its first Escondido location as quickly as possible, according to our media partners the North County Times.

Escondido, which is home to 135, 000 residents, does not lack restaurants. The prospective site for the In-N-Out is right behind Coco’s and Del Taco and other quick serve restaurants such as McDonald’s and Jack In The Box are close by.

However, Escondido residents currently have to travel to San Marcos, Carmel Mountain Ranch or Temecula to get their In-N-Out burger.

With the cooperation of the city, a company official told the North County Times that a new restaurant could open in less than six months.

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