Colorado's first-ever In-n-Out sees 14-HOUR LINES as police encourage customers to eat elsewhere

IN-n-out fanatics on Friday lined up for dozens of hours at the chain's first-ever Colorado locations, one of which reportedly had its first customer waiting in line since TUESDAY.

The California-based burger chain opened the state's first-ever locations in Aurora and Colorado Springs.


Long lines of people waited in their cars for 14 hours just to taste In-n-out's iconic burger at the brand-new restaurants, according to Fox Business.

Video shared on Twitter showed a massive line of cars waiting to pass through the drive-thru, while another line of folks waiting to place take-out orders snaked past the burger joint in Colorado Springs.

The first person who waited in line for the drive through had been waiting since Tuesday, according to the video's caption.

Footage captured in Aurora appeared to show two men allegedly fighting while waiting in line for a meal.

A similar scene was pictured just east of Denver, in Aurora, where the line was so long it wrapped around a nearby mall at 10:15am, according to KCNC.

By 11am, Aurora cops said the line was so bad it was "impacting traffic and causing backup in the area," the news station reported.

Police were at the scene helping direct the traffic chaos and even suggested that hungry diners eat elsewhere and try In-n-Out "another day" if the lengthy lines proved to be too much.



"It’s official, traffic is double double animal style right now all around the mall," police tweeted on Friday morning.

"Be patient and be kind. Maybe support another local eatery today and In-n-Out another day if traffic is too hectic for you."

A photo shared by the Aurora PD show traffic signs indicating congestion in the area.

By 3pm local time, authorities reported a 12-hour wait to grab a burger.

"Right now we estimate the line to be 1.5-2miles long & the wait is now 14 hours," police said.

"Meanwhile many other local eateries do not have a wait hint hint," they added.

The new Colorado locations employ 80 people who are paid at a starting wage of $14.50 an hour, according to a press release from In-n-Out.

Both eateries also have enough indoor seating for 74 people, although the dining rooms are currently closed due to coronavirus restrictions.

In-n-Out already plans to open a third Colorado location in Lone Tree, which is south of Denver.

It's also planning restaurant openings in Lakewood and Fort Collins, according to KCNC.

The company also has stores in five other states – Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Utah.

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