Sixth time's a charm?
Fort Worth goes wild over new In-N-Out while Dallas is blasé; Houston stillwaits
Shot through the heart, and burgers are to blame. Yet again, Dallas area, you give In-N-Out a bad name.
While we languish in the land of Whataburger and Carl's Jr., our greedy neighbors to the north scored themselves not one, but two In-N-Out openings (in one day!) on Thursday.
"Wait a second. Doesn't that area already have an In-N-Out?" you ask.
Yes, it does. It has all five In-N-Outs in the state. Did the company even think to spare one for the best city in Texas? Clearly, it did not.
Houstonian Richard Flowers was in the area for business and decided to witness the hullabaloo at the Fort Worth location for himself. "[There was a] line around the block," Flowers said in an email. "[There were] at least 20 police officers directing traffic — even horses."
And it wasn't even 11 a.m. yet.
"I counted the cars in line for the drive-thru," he said. "At 11:15 a.m., there were 73 in line."
Sheesh. Did we not learn from the embarrassment Dallas brought upon the state with its antics over its first foray into delicious West Coast burger chains when patrons lined up the night before and sang silly songs at the opening? How on earth could it be granted four more after all that?
To be perfectly honest, this tomfoolery is getting old, In-N-Out. When you do decide to make your grand appearance in Houston, rest assured that we probably won't care at all. You've broken our hearts five times too many.
(OK, we forgive you, In-N-Out. Quit playing games with our hearts already.)