A sign heralding Bend’s first In-N-Out burger location has turned out to be a hoax, company officials say.
The large white sign hanging on the chain link fence near Kohl’s along Highway 97 and the Butler Market Road exit got a lot of people excited, but the California-based chain’s VP of Real Estate and Development said it’s the work of a “prankster.”
We reached out to the corporate headquarters this morning and received this reply:
“Thank you for contacting us regarding an In-N-Out Burger “Here Soon” sign in Bend, Oregon.
Unfortunately, the sign must have been placed there by a prankster, or someone suggesting that we will soon be opening a restaurant in Bend. Our Real Estate team is always evaluating new sites, and we continue to look at opportunities in Oregon, however, we have not yet looked at any sites in Bend. We do believe that Bend is a great area and we do hope to be there in the future, but we are unable to speculate when or even if we will open a restaurant there. I’m sorry I can’t provide any more specifics but right now it would just be premature speculation and I’d hate to make an incorrect guess and wind up misleading your readers.
Thanks again for checking in with us. Sincerely,
Carl Arena | Vice President, Real Estate & Development”
Oregon is home to two current In-N-Out locations in Grants Pass and Medford. A third location is under construction in Keizer.