While the Phoenix metro area is home to dozens of In-N-Out restaurants, Flagstaff is one of the state’s larger cities that does not have one. That all could be changing in the near future.
Currently, the closest In-N-Out to Flagstaff is 90 minutes away in Prescott. The next closest destination is Phoenix. For those up north looking to indulge in a burger craving, that is not convenient. After many years and rumors, In-N-Out Burger has submitted concept plans to the city of Flagstaff to open a new branch of the fast-food chain. The California-based burger chain has made plans to set up shop at 1860 S. Milton Road in Flagstaff.
“We have been working on a possible site for a future restaurant in Flagstaff on Milton Road, and we are enthusiastic about the opportunity there,” said Carl Arena, vice president of real estate and development at In-N-Out, in a statement.
KAFF News, a local radio station in Flagstaff, reported that preliminary plans submitted to the city show that In-N-Out would take over an old Pizza Hut location.
“It is still very early in the development process so design elements such as building exteriors, site layouts, circulation and access are still evolving,” said Arena.
He added that construction has not begun, but when it does, it can take between five and six months to build the restaurant, train staff, and open for business.
An anticipated opening date is not known.