In-N-Out Burger planning expansion to Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS - A popular hamburger chain is working on plans to open up shop in Colorado for the first time. 

In-N-Out Burger, a California-based burger joint, is in the early stages of planning to build a production facility and distribution center in Colorado Springs. 

False rumors about In-N-Out coming to the state have swirled before, but this time it's legit. 

And while details on where the facility will be located and when it will open are still in the works, this appears to be the first step in getting burger aficionados in Colorado their double-double fix. 

In-N-Out Burger Vice President of Development Carl Arena sent 9NEWS the following statement. 

In-N-Out Burger is excited to be in the early planning stages of its expansion to the state of Colorado. We are working on plans to build a patty production facility and distribution center in Colorado Springs to support future restaurants in Colorado. 
 
Colorado Springs is an ideal community for us to locate facilities to serve surrounding markets with fresh ingredients, including meat patties produced locally.
 
At In-N-Out, we have always been thoughtful about expansion into new markets because it is very important that we are able to maintain the high quality and service standards established by our founders almost 70 years ago. We are extremely fortunate to have a number of loyal customers in Colorado and they have been encouraging us to open locations there for some time.
 
Because we are still in the early development phase, we don’t yet have a timeline for the construction of either our support facilities or future restaurants.

However, the steps we are taking now represent the first of many on the road to serving customers in Colorado.

In-N-Out was founded in 1948 and currently has over 300 fast-food locations. What started out as a small southern California chain, has slowly expanded over the years to Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Texas and Oregon. 

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