An In-N-Out Burger opened in Hanford today and this is a really, really big deal there. Why? Because people in Hanford have been pushing for one for years. Fans launched a “Bring In-N-Out to Hanford” Facebook page that has 9,195 likes, decorated an In-N-Out themed float in their homecoming parade and got 8,000 signatures on a petition. One guy who’s been messaging me even had the red palm trees from the cups tattooed on his arms.
Anyway, today was the big opening. Some folks showed up in the early hours of the morning to be the first in the door. The restaurant is at 280 S. 12th St., which is right near Highway 198 and in front of Walmart. It has a drive-thru and employs 50 people, with a starting wage of $10.50 per hour.