In-N-Out burgers are in, not out, in CO
CA food chain bringing jobs, fresh meat
Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 02:01
Burger eaters wipe those mouths and mind the ketchup drippings on these words because the California In-N-Out Burger chain might find its way into Colorado.
With a fresh and never frozen mentality that has made In-N-Out king of the burgers in California and a quality that has spread the family-owned burger chain into Utah, Nevada, Arizona and Texas, why not Colorado?
Colorado mouths water and bellies grumble in anticipation for District 8 Councilman and California native Albus Brooks to attract In-N-Out Burger to our mile-high soil after posting this on his Facebook page last month: "Had a great conversation with folks tied to In-N-Out execs. How hungry are y'all to have them come to Denver?"
This created a Facebook liking buzz that lead to bigger mouths in the news circuit, "A family member has close ties to the CFO of In-N-Out," said Brooks to Kurtis Lee of The Denver Post. "Having the company look into coming to Denver, along with a number of other initiatives, will be on my agenda heading into 2012."
Councilman Brooks is setting up meetings with In-N-Out Burger and their Office of Economic Development. He said that he would like to have In-N-Out Burger not only come to his District 8 in Denver, but also "…have them lining along I-25 from Fort Collins to Pueblo."
"I'm so flippin' stoked." said Kat Williams, a junior majoring in biology at CU Denver, about the possibility of the chain's arrival. Other students feel similarly about the news as well. "That's better than superheroes being real," said Tyler Dickey, a senior majoring in photography at UCD.
This is also good news for Coloradans trying to get back on their feet in tough economic times. Not only will this provide much needed jobs inside for restaurants, but if Brooks can get one distribution center, possibly Denver, the move would also open up warehouse employment. Additionally, Colorado would need to offer In-N-Out Burger a meat packaging plant within 700 miles of each individual restaurant, which could open a large number of jobs as well.
These jobs wouldn't reek of McJob either because In-N-Out Burger is known for offering employees proper benefits that make other businesses look disrespectful. The company prides itself on being a quick, fresh, and honest business, and according to their website, "We don't even own a microwave, heat lamp, or freezer." In-N-Out Burger has also gained praise from the Los Angeles Daily News' Reader's Best of 2009 for "Best Burger," and was one of the very few restaurant chains given a positive mention in the book Fast Food Nation.
After following the recent successful arrivals of IKEA and H&M, one would think there is a high probability In-N-Out will land its feet in Colorado. Up-to-date information on this process to attract In-N-Out Burger can be read on Councilman Albus Brooks' Facebook page. The corporate office of In-N-Out Burger can be reached at (949) 509-6200 for those interested in taking the floor and addressing them about coming to colorful Colorado.