In-N-Out eyeing The Woodlands for new location

In response to an inquiry from Community Impact Newspaper, Mike Abbate, assistant vice president for real estate and development with In-N-Out Burger, said the company hopes to open a restaurant in The Woodlands in the future, but no further details were available.

"At this stage, we are in the development application process, so it’s still too early to say when, or even if, we will be able to open a restaurant there," Abbate said in the July 1 email. "Once we do begin construction on a new location, it usually takes us 5 to 6 months to build the restaurant and open for business. We do know that The Woodlands is a wonderful community, and we are excited about the prospect of opening a location there."

The company did not respond to a question from Community Impact Newspaper regarding whether the location would be near The Woodlands Mall.

The company also responded to a Facebook Messenger request for comment by stating it could not confirm any site as a future location until it is under construction. Plans for new locations are always subject to change, according to the message.

The California-based restaurant chain has three locations in the Greater Houston area.


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By Ally Bolender

Reporter, The Woodlands

Ally joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Texas State University. Ally covers education, local government, transportation, business, and real estate development in The Woodlands. Prior to CI, Ally served as news content manager of KTSW FM-89.9 in San Marcos, Texas.

By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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