In-N-Out Burger sells Lubbock land, not coming to Hub City... yet

Updated: Nov. 14, 2018 at 12:37 PM CST
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - If you’ve ever sat in a drive-thru waiting for your order of Animal Style fries and a Flying Dutchman, then you understand the hype.

But if you are hoping to get to experience that firsthand in Lubbock... you’re going to have to wait a while.

In-N-Out Burger, the popular California fast food chain, will not be dropping their crossed palm trees on the Hub City. At least for now.

The company had previously purchased a tract of land at the West End Shopping Center on the West Loop at 34th Street.

KCBD (yes, we take hamburgers seriously here) recently discovered the land was sold back to Pagosa J Ltd., a local developer. So we contacted In-N-Out’s marketing department in Los Angeles for comment.

They gave us a little bit of hope, but we’re not holding our breaths while we wait on our Neapolitan shake.

In a statement, they said In-N-Out “has always been very thoughtful about expansion and we are still in the very early stages of our development plans for the West Texas region.”

They then praised Lubbock as a “wonderful” community before saying they hope to place a store here in the future, but... “at this time, it would be far too early to comment on a timeline.”

That’s not a no, but it’s not a direct yes either. A search of Lubbock Central Appraisal District records show the company does not own any other property in the county.

For now, your closest option appears to be the store on Hulen and I-20 in Fort Worth, roughly a 5-hour drive from Lubbock.

If that changes, we will let you know... after we get our order in.

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