Residents of the Bay Area, starved for In-N-Out's classic fast-food fare, are flocking to the restaurant's newest location in Alameda. The new outpost of the chain opened yesterday, to the delight of many residents, despite the city's concerns that the tasty burgers might become a magnet for crime. Predictably, fans of the burgers are swarming the restaurant:
Everyone in Alameda actin like they ain't never had an In-n-Out burger before— tammy clangerman (@Itsgoindownnn) May 15, 2015
Drove by In-N-Out Alameda earlier and saw the giant line. Yeah, I'll wait 6 months before I dare venture there lol— SimonLoo (@SimonLoo) May 14, 2015
The ubiquitous chain has only one location in the city of San Francisco, located in the tourist vortex known as Fisherman's Wharf, and is also notably absent in downtown Oakland and Berkeley. In April, Eater reached out to the company for an explanation: "We grow pretty slowly here at In-N-Out and, while we are always looking for new opportunities and potential locations, we are not currently working on a specific site in San Francisco," said Carl Van Fleet, VP of Planning and Development, who also indicated that the chain hopes to add more restaurants to the Bay Area as a whole.
In the meantime, fans can trek out to Alameda and its surrounding environs for an animal-style fix and a shake. The new location is open for business every day from 10:30 a.m.- 1:00 a.m.; open til 1:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.