In-N-Out eyes location in Beaverton for a possible new restaurant
A popular burger chain headquartered in California might set up shop in Washington County, near Beaverton.
According to Washington County spokesperson Melissa De Lyser, In-N-Out Burger submitted a pre-application conference request to Washington County's Department of Land Use & Transportation. That conference was held on Aug. 10.
"So, they come in and they meet with our staff, and they talk about their tentative plans and our staff makes some tentative suggestions or points out some things that perhaps the (possible) applicant has not thought of," explained De Lyser.
The pre-application form lists the development site as 10565 S.W. Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, which is across the street from Uwajimaya Beaverton and next to Chik-fil-A. That's the current location of another restaurant, Hawaiian Time.
In-N-Out's proposal to the county includes "demolition of the existing building and site improvements," according to the pre-application. The Pamplin Media Group reached out to Hawaiian Time for comment but received no response.
This isn't the first time In-N-Out has looked at expanding locations to the Portland metro area.
Back in July, Pamplin Media Group reported that the iconic burger chain was eyeing plans to build a restaurant at the former Tualatin Village Inn site. The plans included to tear down the building and construct a new 3,885-square-foot restaurant at 17070 S.W. 72nd Ave., according to Aquilla Hurd-Ravich, Tualatin's community development director.
In-N-Out opened its third and most recent Oregon restaurant in Keizer last December.
Carl Arena, In-N-Out vice president of real estate and development, said the chain is working on possible sites for future restaurants in both Beaverton and Tualatin.
"That said, it is still very early in the development process, so design elements such as building exteriors, site layouts, circulation and access are still evolving," Arena said. "Because it is still so early in the process, it would be premature to comment on a timeline or if we will even achieve development approvals."
He added, "Once we do begin construction on a new location, it usually takes us five to six months to build the restaurant and open for business. However, there is still quite a bit of work to be done before we can even set a time to begin construction."
As for the location in Beaverton, De Lyser says In-N-Out has not submitted an official application to the county to develop the site.
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