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Old 01-15-2018, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by case44 View Post
Yeah, I know, and everything seemed to go in the right direction, shoe. It's possible that the folks at In-N-Out may be having second thoughts and that Lubbock may not have a large enough market, despite the presence of three universities in town and boatloads of burger-crazy college students, or anyone else that likes burgers. The question they probably have is, will the novelty wear off after the grand opening? Remember how Taco Cabana came and went a number of years ago?
A lot of speculation here, but I think Taco Cabana was very popular in Lubbock in the 1990’s, but the franchisee switched to Carl’s Jr for some reason. It could have been that the TC parent company (then based in San Antonio) was having financial problems and maybe that caused the franchisee to make the move(?). Obviously neither worked out.

Whatever the reason, Lubbock is a lot stronger than it was 15-20 years ago, and it has nearly 1000 restaurants. This past weekend Tech hosted its first indoor track meet in three years, and it’s the first since its new sports performance center had its grand opening in October. The reason I bring that up is that it’s supposed to attract a large number of visitors that haven’t been to the Hub in the past, and they have to eat somewhere. When you add in those, plus the regional visitors to 4ore Golf, and then the future attractions like Adventure Park, Buddy Holly Hall, and the planned aquarium, along with the projected increased enrollments of Tech & the HSC, it would seem like a place like In N Out wouldn’t be that risky.

Don’t know how accurate this is:


He then goes on to mention West End, so there’s that.
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