Crazy long lines form at Katy In-N-Out drive-thru

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The wait is over! The first Houston-area In-N-Out Burger is officially open!

Stafford shopping development The Grid posted on Facebook news of the long-awaited opening Friday.

The Katy location opened its doors to customers one hour earlier than planned.

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By lunchtime, there were already dozens of cars lined up down the road, waiting in the drive-thru line.



The drive-thru customers were far from the first excited people on the scene. By 4:30 a.m. Friday, two people were already holding their place in line.

"I just love In-N-Out, they make good burgers. I like how they treat their employees," customer Damian Taylor said.

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Customers wait in line for opening of 1st Houston-area In-N-Out Burgers



Over the last several days, restaurant executives said folks can anticipate the opening soon.

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On Tuesday, ABC13 learned there's a race to the finish for two In-N-Out locations, with at least one other site waiting on a construction start date.

In-N-Out is anchoring The Grid, a 350,000-square-foot retail and restaurant development.

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The famous California restaurant chain is now in Stafford in Katy!



In Katy, the restaurant will join the Y shops at Park West retail shops.

Employees at the Stafford location were spotted going over equipment and bringing in food items early Friday morning.

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