Burger chain eyes Washington state location

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

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 submitted a development application for a location in Washington shortly after, Mike Abate, In-N-Out's vice president of store development, told USA TODAY. “However, it is still very early in the development process.”

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

The company is “hoping for a positive outcome,” as it works with the city to obtain permits and approvals, Abate said.

City comments on In-N-Out coming to town

“Ridgefield is working closely with In-N-Out to ensure that it not only creates adequate parking spaces to avoid road backups, but also that the building design will be unique, high-quality, and complementary to Ridgefield,” City Manager Steve Stewart said. He told KOIN-TV.

In-N-Out's attempt to move to the Portland area was denied in 2022. The company has filed an appeal, the outlet reported.

In-N-Out opening in Idaho: Customers wait up to 8 hours at In-N-Out

Where else 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 it will be expanding to New Mexico soon as well, but did not provide details about the location or opening date, though it hopes to be ready by 2027, according to an Instagram post.

Future In-N-Out locations

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

James Powell contributed to this report.

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