Likely to be the future site of Encinitas' In-N-Out
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The privately owned, five-state In-N-Out Burger chain has secured property just east of the I-5 at Encinitas Blvd — currently the site of a Del Taco. Meetings with city planners will take place this week.

The rumor has been floating around for years, with vice president of the chain’s operations, Carl Van Fleet, stating in an article published here in April of 2009 that In-N-Out was aware of Encinitas and wanted to have a location there. He indicated finding a freeway-close site with enough space was the challenge.

John, pulling away from the Del Taco drive-thru with his order in is lap, said he will miss Del Taco. But, as he gobbled down his Del Taco crinkle-cut french fries (noted by connoisseurs as the chain having the third best fries — McDonald’s and In-N-Out, respectively, lead the pack in consumer polls), John stated he will like In-N-Out too.

Del Taco’s manager, Luis, said the owner has not told him or his staff anything about the sale of the business, but they were aware of the news.

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Justin Powell March 18, 2013 @ 1:01 p.m.

Hopefully, they will relocate the ill-fated Del Taco somewhere nearby since plenty of people like Del Taco food too. I'll take them any day over Taco Bell!


Davis March 18, 2013 @ 10:30 p.m.

Sad for Del Taco, but Yay! We finally get an In n out!!!


tomjohnston March 19, 2013 @ 10:37 a.m.

I can remember when the closest In-N-Out to SD was in Capistrano, right off the 5, probably back in the early 80's. Every time we went down there to visit my wife's sister and family, we had to stop and pick up double doubles for everyone.


Visduh March 19, 2013 @ 1:50 p.m.

There's a lot of land with that Del Taco. If In-n-Out does well there, they'll have the space to handle the parking and the long line of cars. All in all, a good spot for them. But Del Taco has the third best fries? Who goes there for fries, anyway? It's a taco joint!


Ken Harrison March 19, 2013 @ 10:37 p.m.

I do. I also go for the Double Del chesseburger, one of the best. I eat Mexican at taco shops, not at Del Taco


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