In-N-Out Burger opens first Austin location Dec. 12

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The first In-N-Out Burger in Austin opens Dec. 12 at 4508 N. I-35 next to Airport Boulevard, company officials confirmed.

The California-based burger chain will begin taking orders at 10:30 a.m. Approximately 50 employees have been hired to staff the restaurant, according to a company news release.

Carl Van Fleet, In-N-Out Burger vice president of planning and development, said in April shortly after the company applied for building permits that the location is a good fit for the burger chain.

"It is a great site in a vibrant area with good proximity to I-35. We're really enthusiastic about the opportunity there," he said.

In-N-Out Burger will be open 10:30 a.m.–1 a.m. daily and until 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Started in 1948, the In-N-Out Burger chain of quick-serve restaurants are still owned and maintained by the founding Snyder family. The company has locations in Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Texas.

Gene Davis and JP Eichmiller contributed to this story.

By Joe Lanane
Joe Lanane’s career is rooted in community journalism, having worked for a variety of Midwest-area publications before landing south of the Mason-Dixon line in 2011 as the Stillwater News-Press news editor. He arrived at Community Impact Newspaper in 2012, gaining experience as editor of the company’s second-oldest publication in Leander/Cedar Park. He eventually became Central Austin editor, covering City Hall and the urban core of the city. Lanane leveraged that experience to become Austin managing editor in 2016. He managed eight Central Texas editions from Georgetown to San Marcos. Working from company headquarters, Lanane also became heavily involved in enacting corporate-wide editorial improvements. In 2017, Lanane was promoted to executive editor, overseeing editorial operations throughout the company. The Illinois native received his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and his journalism master’s degree from Ball State University.