In-N-Out stakes out Encinitas location

ENCINITAS — If you live in Encinitas and you’re tired of driving to the Carlsbad In-N-Out Burger, relief may be in sight. It appears likely In-N-Out is headed to Encinitas. The popular chain is looking to open at 130 Calle Magdalena, the spot where Del Taco is currently located.

On March 21, there will be a public hearing at City Hall to consider a major-use permit and a coastal development permit for the Encinitas In-N-Out.

In-N-Out Burger is eyeing a new Encinitas location at 130 Calle Magdalena. Courtesy image

The notice states that Del Taco would be demolished and construction would begin on a 3,700-square-foot In-N-Out with a drive-through, a set up similar to other locations, according to Carl Van Fleet, the vice president of planning and development for the hamburger chain.

Van Fleet couldn’t say when construction would start or when the location would open.

“This project is in the very early stages and it’s way too soon to speculate as to a timeline or possible opening dates,” Van Fleet said.

The legal notice also notes the project would involve “parking lot upgrades” at nearby Oggi’s Pizza and Valero Gas Station.

The city’s planning commission could not be reached by press time for the nature of the upgrades.

Van Fleet noted In-N-Out has been considering Encinitas for quite some time.

“We certainly hope to be in Encinitas in (the) not-too-distant future,” Van Fleet said. “It is a vibrant community and an area that we’ve had our eye on for many years.”



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