Colorado residents waited up to 14 hours to get their hands on n-out-of-burgers and fries after two locations in the state were opened by the California chain on Friday.
The line – and consequently traffic – got out of hand as the local Rora police department took to Twitter to beg people to support other local eateries and hit an in-and-out burger the next day.
However, those who stayed in line were treated to at least one dust-up, in which two N-out customers got out of their cars and fought hand-to-hand while waiting.
Colorado residents waited about 14 hours from the first two N-out-burger restaurant locations opening in the state on Friday. Ora Rora location is depicted
Police in Ur Rora, Colorado, took to Twitter on Friday to announce a traffic delay as a result of lines of cars waiting to get to an N-N-out location during the day.
At the in-and-out location in Ur Rora, Colorado, hours before the restaurant opens, by 8.15am, a line of people wrapped around me.
An hour later, police reported that the line was already causing traffic delays in the area.
The Aurora Police Department tweeted at 10.40pm that ‘it’s official, the traffic around the mall is double double animal style.
‘We are helping to manage the huge traffic response. Be patient and kind. If the traffic is too busy for you, maybe support another local meal plan today and get an out-of-the-way the next day. ‘
A few minutes later, police tweeted: ‘Speaking of the local Aurora restaurant, who needs a business, let’s make some suggestions for everyone! Who is your hometown? For those who decide to take bail on the long lines, let’s help with some alternative ideas for lunch today! ‘
At one point during the long lineup, people were caught on camera fighting in A Rora while waiting to enter the in-n-out.
Colorado Springs shake hands with in-n-out manager Saul Areola (in white), Ken Vizini (right), who is the first person on duty after waiting in line since Tuesday.
Huge lines and traffic as shown from the sky lead to the in-and-out location of A Rora
Customers waiting in line at Ora Rora wore masks and practiced some social distance
Friday morning saw customers waiting in long train lines, waiting for Colorado Springs to get to the in-and-out location.
At the Colorado Springs in-and-out location, customers can be seen standing in line from a distance, where the doors of the actual restaurant are.
Social media users were quick to joke about long lines and how fast it would be to dine at their n-out venues in nearby states while waiting on the 14-hour line.
The wait seems to have had no effect on the wait line, however, as police tweeted at about 2.23pm that the ‘IN-n-Out burger is now waiting two hours. I repeat for two hours. The impact of traffic in the area around the mall is still significantly affected. ‘
Police continued to say that the restaurant ‘will probably close before you reach the window. Meanwhile many other local eateries do not have a waiting sign. ‘
At 4.0.05am, police updated the waiting time to 14 hours. They also estimated that the line was twice wrapped around the mall location and resulted in backups on some nearby highways.
The line to buy the cult’s favorite burger was about 1.5 to two miles long, police said.
At 33.3333 pm, the police released their ‘final update’ on the fast food line.
Police tweeted today that the last car to be served tonight has been “marked” and is expected to be served at approximately 2:00 p.m., police added, “We expect continued traffic impact in the coming days, so Please use alternative routes, maybe you’ll find another great local restaurant to support. ‘
The Friday closing time posted at Rest Restaurant Runt was to take place at 1.30am.
Sometime during the afternoon, prospective in-and-out patrons were seen taking part in a wild fight while waiting for them in a viral video.
People were captured on camera punching each other and knocking to the ground, swinging against each other until others pulled them.
It is unclear what caused the fight, whether it was a breach in the queue or some other issue.
Fast food fights are not uncommon, especially when new or limited edition foods are included.
In November 2019, a similar papaya fight turned fatal on Inkson Hill, Maryland, when two supporters arguing over an apparent line-cutting move while waiting to order a restaurant’s popular chicken sandwich.
A 28-year-old man was stabbed to death during the incident.
In-N-Out Mania Colorado Springs was found to be a little more domineering than any other new Colorado location in the chain.
Still, the line was reported to be long – with supporters saying Fox 21 They may have driven an hour to get to the venue or have to line up at 6am – it could be a more controlled affair.
This Colorado Springs Gazette Thousands of in-and-out fans were reported to be on hand when the venue opened on Friday morning.
Customers waited about 90 minutes before getting their food in the morning, but as the day progressed, the waiting time increased to four hours, with more than a mile of property development on nearby highways.
First-in-line Ken Vizini, who moved from Southern California to Colorado, where in-n-outs abound, told the newspaper he parked in the restaurant’s drive-through lane at 8.30pm on Tuesday night – and stayed there until the restaurant. Opened Friday morning.
Although not expected to open until 10 a.m., it began serving drives by customers at 8.45 p.m.
Vizini – who ordered cheeseburgers, fries and vanilla milkshakes – said it was worth the long wait because ‘I always wanted to be able to say I was the first by an out-of-state in Colorado.’
There were a lot of jokes because of the epic lines in both places, with people pointing out that it would be quicker to go to places in neighboring states – or even to go to California – to be served in those Colorado places.
In-and-out officials said they have 10 other restaurant sites in Colorado and are expected to open dozens of locations over the next five years.
The two Colorado locations are the latest to open out of the California home state of the chain. As part of its growing eastward expansion, in-and-out locations have opened in Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, Texas and Utah.
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