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In N Out Opens Today - Will You Be Driving Through?

The long-awaited drive-thru restaurant made its debut in Pleasant Hill Thursday morning with a line of customers out the door.

 Thursday morning at its , at long last bringing Double-Double Cheeseburgers, fries, and shakes to the hungry masses in Pleasant Hill and environs.

There was a line out the door shortly after the 10:30 a.m. opening, and three lanes of car lines working their way to the drive thru and restaurant. 

"I've been waiting for this my entire life," said Jacob erlick, 27, of concord, before taking a bite of his burger. 

The Pleasant Hill location is In-N-Out's 274th store, with locations in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Texas.

Were you among the first to get in line for this long-awaited fast food feast, or do you think the whole thing is overblown? Tell us in the comments.

Emily Henry (Editor) May 17, 2012 at 08:20 PM
I love the lettuce burger, but I wouldn't wait in that line for one!
Bob Brittain May 17, 2012 at 10:28 PM
New businesses create new jobs. I like that part of the equation.
Emily Henry (Editor) May 17, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Good point, Bob!
Michael Hoessl May 18, 2012 at 12:20 AM
I am on my way now!!!!
Emily Henry (Editor) May 18, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Michael, enjoy and let us know what you have! And "Animal style" or not?
Steve Curtis May 18, 2012 at 03:25 PM
undoubtedly a great business boost, but the traffic nightmare it creates will cause others to avoid the intersection and surroundings at all costs ... and hurt long established businesses in the vicinity if they don't get it under control quickly. And I still prefer Fudds for my burgers
Jackie Byrne May 18, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Yes, new business brings new jobs, but the location was a bad decision. There are alot more "available" spaces that this establishment could have been put at. But as we all know In & Out wants to be off the freeway and they can afford to get what they want.
Mary Grigsby May 18, 2012 at 04:19 PM
We were there for the Grand Opening and were not disappointed, especially when they interviewed us and my hubby got on TV! There were A LOT of people and it looked very daunting, but the food was delicious and we were very impressed with how quickly we were served. It was a very well run operation. The bonus was to see how many employees they had...great boost for the economy!
Ken Roberts May 18, 2012 at 04:23 PM
In N Out was planned for a location near Lowes off of highway 4, but I heard Concord wasn't going for it. Concords loss, Pleasant Hills gain. 50+ new jobs and a bit of tax revenue. Traffic is always going to be a concern with In & Out. But I doubt you are going to hear Toys R Us, Target and any of the other business in that mall complain about drawing more people in.

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