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Old 08-15-2013, 11:30 AM
 
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Signage is Up at Austin's First Ever In-N-Out - Everybody Panic! - Eater Austin

Southbound Airport Blvd exit is bad enough already with merging traffic and backup at the light. Looks like the site borders the feeder as well as Airport.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I don't think the backup is that bad at the light, especially since that block has been essentially vacant for a few years. What is "questionable" to me is any fast-food restaurant pad location this deep into central Austin. The people around here aren't really fast-food people..more Mom and Pop, healthy, alternative 'liberal wonderland' kinda stuff. However, everyday I do notice some California license plates..
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:00 PM
 
Location: central Austin
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It will be fine! Much better than an empty lot. They will do a huge business. But the traffic impact will be minimal. (And I'll be the first complain if it isn't, I enter/exit I35 at Airport at least once a day.)
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:09 PM
 
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I don't think the backup is that bad at the light, especially since that block has been essentially vacant for a few years. What is "questionable" to me is any fast-food restaurant pad location this deep into central Austin. The people around here aren't really fast-food people..more Mom and Pop, healthy, alternative 'liberal wonderland' kinda stuff. However, everyday I do notice some California license plates..
Coming from the north, traffic stacks at Airport for those turning left (south) and merging right (north), plus those trying to jump into the westbound turn lane for 45th. It's a bad spot during traffic.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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In-N-Out loves high-traffic locations. If there isn't a lane of traffic stopped entering their restaurant, then they think they've done something wrong.

This location will be close enough to UT that making an "In-N-Out run" will become a rite of passage for students. And the one in Round Rock will attract the tons of high school students that live in the vicinity. Of course both locations will have tons of other folks eating there... But In-N-Out knows how to secure their brand relevance for the future.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:46 PM
 
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What else can you do with freeway frontage.

I hate drive throughs as a rule, but if there's any place that's appropriate for them it's on frontage road of an interstate freeway. No one will walk to any business at that location, the only thing it's good for is plasticized americana and as for that, In-n-out is as good as it gets.

Order yours animal style.

You're welcome.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:49 PM
 
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Sooooooooo horiy overrated ...
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:28 PM
 
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What else can you do with freeway frontage.

I hate drive throughs as a rule, but if there's any place that's appropriate for them it's on frontage road of an interstate freeway. No one will walk to any business at that location, the only thing it's good for is plasticized americana and as for that, In-n-out is as good as it gets.

Order yours animal style.

You're welcome.
That's a decent sized island, drawing a line around the feeder, Airport and 46th. Collectively, that chunk has so much more mixed potential.
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:10 PM
 
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animal style fries.. yumm

the best items by the way are not on the menu..
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:27 PM
 
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I don't think the backup is that bad at the light, especially since that block has been essentially vacant for a few years. What is "questionable" to me is any fast-food restaurant pad location this deep into central Austin. The people around here aren't really fast-food people..more Mom and Pop, healthy, alternative 'liberal wonderland' kinda stuff. However, everyday I do notice some California license plates..
That's crazy. There are tons of fast food joints in Central Austin. Did you happen to see the insane line down the block for the new Chik-Fil-A on MLK? Plus, P. Terry's is essentially an Austin ripoff of In N' Out and has been doing quite well in Central Austin for years. Now they are becoming a big chain in their own right.
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