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rte66man
04-01-2018, 11:14 AM
Someone put up a sign at 63rd and NW Expressway saying In-N-Out was coming soon to the area near the new hotel.

Pete
04-01-2018, 11:18 AM
Someone put up a sign at 63rd and NW Expressway saying In-N-Out was coming soon to the area near the new hotel.

Highly, highly, highly doubt it.

OKCRT
04-01-2018, 12:29 PM
Someone put up a sign at 63rd and NW Expressway saying In-N-Out was coming soon to the area near the new hotel.

There's a spot for something just to the west of the new hotel so maybe it's true.

stile99
04-01-2018, 12:33 PM
Given the date and given the fact that their website knows nothing of it, I'm going to say get thee to Whataburger, cause you ain't getting a double double any time soon.

Jake
04-01-2018, 01:10 PM
Whataburger is better, anyway.

Pete
04-01-2018, 02:23 PM
Somebody did this same thing for Trader Joe's in Tulsa several years ago, long before the company ever decided to come here.

OKCRT
04-01-2018, 05:59 PM
Given the date and given the fact that their website knows nothing of it, I'm going to say get thee to Whataburger, cause you ain't getting a double double any time soon.

I think this is the real deal. I also seen the banner out today. It appears they might build east of the hotel.

JRod1980
04-01-2018, 06:34 PM
I think this is the real deal. I also seen the banner out today. It appears they might build east of the hotel.

HAHAHAHA, Great Prank over a Mass Amount of people!!! Comes in 2nd, behind that time Clay Bennett told Seattle that he wanted to keep the basketball team there. :D

Pete
04-01-2018, 06:54 PM
The first is the crappy, temporary sign that is up at that location.

2nd is an example of the real signs they put up, and they don't franchise. This was 100% a prank.

http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/innout2.jpg


http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/innout1.jpg

TheirTheir
04-02-2018, 07:59 AM
Almost as good of joke as "Whataburger is better".

stile99
04-02-2018, 08:57 AM
Kudos to whomever is behind this prank. Not only did he/she get his/her 15 minutes, he/she managed to restart another "In n Out is the best" "No it isn't" thread.

Jersey Boss
04-02-2018, 09:02 AM
I don't care how many signs go up, WHITE CASTLE rules.

Martin
04-02-2018, 09:03 AM
the fake sign has the word "burger" going too far to the right and it is missing the registered trademark "" symbol.

https://i.imgur.com/Km5d2BM.png

jerrywall
04-02-2018, 09:08 AM
I don't care how many signs go up, WHITE CASTLE rules.

Excuse me, ah say, excuse me. South of the Mason Dixon line we eat our tiny burgers from Krystal's. None of that Yankee food down here.

rte66man
04-02-2018, 06:12 PM
Excuse me, ah say, excuse me. South of the Mason Dixon line we eat our tiny burgers from Krystal's. None of that Yankee food down here.

+1

rte66man
04-02-2018, 06:13 PM
My question is how much that banner cost the person who pulled the prank? I don't have that kind of dough just sitting around looking for an excuse to get spent.

T. Jamison
04-03-2018, 09:24 AM
I wonder if it was the broker with Price Edwards. That would be a creative and cheap way to get a lot of people talking about your listing. The local news picked it up, and the Price Edwards sign is conveniently in the frame.

corwin1968
04-03-2018, 10:17 AM
I don't care how many signs go up, WHITE CASTLE rules.

I've never had a real White Castle burger but the little frozen ones are so good that I would probably be an instant convert if they opened up here.

Roger S
04-03-2018, 10:22 AM
I've never had a real White Castle burger but the little frozen ones are so good that I would probably be an instant convert if they opened up here.

Sounds like a good reason for a road trip!

Uptowner
04-03-2018, 09:45 PM
I've never had a real White Castle burger but the little frozen ones are so good that I would probably be an instant convert if they opened up here.
The real ones are just as disgusting as the frozen ones. You don’t realize how awful they are until you eat more than one of them and “I’m so hungry everything sounds good.” wears off.

jerrywall
04-03-2018, 09:57 PM
Never had White Castle but Krystal's was my go to 'im drunk and need grease to absorb the liquor while in the French Quarter' food. Don't know how it is sober.

Scott5114
04-03-2018, 11:00 PM
My question is how much that banner cost the person who pulled the prank? I don't have that kind of dough just sitting around looking for an excuse to get spent.

I've had banners like that printed up before. My guess is probably not much more than $50. A little surprised the print shop didn't question the unauthorized use of the logo, though. Unless whoever pulled the prank worked at a print shop and was able to do it themselves for fun.

Kind of wonder if In-N-Out corporate will take notice of how big this has blown up, and how interested OKC seems to be in getting an In-N-Out.

OKCRT
04-04-2018, 07:00 AM
HAHAHAHA, Great Prank over a Mass Amount of people!!! Comes in 2nd, behind that time Clay Bennett told Seattle that he wanted to keep the basketball team there. :D

I seen a guy in a hard hat out there walking around with a shovel.

stile99
04-04-2018, 07:15 AM
I seen a guy in a hard hat out there walking around with a shovel.

You're really desperate to believe, aren't you?

Roger S
04-04-2018, 07:57 AM
You're really desperate to believe, aren't you?

It's just a matter of time in my opinion and I'm not a fan... They are in Denton and if they have a distribution center in the D/FW area that puts OKC in their range.... I think the first one lands south side though... Moore or Norman

u50254082
04-04-2018, 10:58 AM
I'd rather have El Pollo Loco before In N Out.

jerrywall
04-04-2018, 11:00 AM
Not a Casa Bonita? :)

u50254082
04-04-2018, 03:15 PM
I feel like we don't have any fast food places that serve Rotisserie chicken? (excluding chicken restaurants)

Pollo Loco has great chicken along with the texmex sides that folks in our region seem to love so dearly. I think there is a Pollo Loco in Denton, so it's the same distribution situation as In N Out.

Jersey Boss
04-04-2018, 03:48 PM
The distribution could be different situation as El Pollo franchises restaurants, I&O, White Castle and Krystals are corporate owned.

jerrywall
04-04-2018, 03:51 PM
I feel like we don't have any fast food places that serve Rotisserie chicken? (excluding chicken restaurants)

Pollo Loco has great chicken along with the texmex sides that folks in our region seem to love so dearly. I think there is a Pollo Loco in Denton, so it's the same distribution situation as In N Out.

Cowboy Chicken for rotisserie.

Jersey Boss
04-04-2018, 04:09 PM
I feel like we don't have any fast food places that serve Rotisserie chicken? (excluding chicken restaurants)

Pollo Loco has great chicken along with the texmex sides that folks in our region seem to love so dearly. I think there is a Pollo Loco in Denton, so it's the same distribution situation as In N Out.
Curious as to why one would seek fast food rotisserie chicken in a non chicken place?

bchris02
04-04-2018, 04:12 PM
I feel like we don't have any fast food places that serve Rotisserie chicken? (excluding chicken restaurants)

Pollo Loco has great chicken along with the texmex sides that folks in our region seem to love so dearly. I think there is a Pollo Loco in Denton, so it's the same distribution situation as In N Out.

I've really missed Boston Market since I moved back to OKC. They also have them in the DFW area but for whatever reason they won't expand here.

jerrywall
04-04-2018, 04:46 PM
I've really missed Boston Market since I moved back to OKC. They also have them in the DFW area but for whatever reason they won't expand here.

They were here once soon a time. I'm not sure what changed or what market conditions led them to leave.

On a totally side note, my wife got me an instant pot cooker for Christmas. We cook a whole chicken every week on Sunday and use it all week long for meals. Takes 30 minutes and no prep, and is the cheapest animal protein I've found. Highly reccomend.

TheTravellers
04-04-2018, 06:33 PM
I've really missed Boston Market since I moved back to OKC. They also have them in the DFW area but for whatever reason they won't expand here.

:yeahthat: :iagree: Wish we could just find their jarred gravy here in a store somewhere, at the very least, it's about the best non-homemade gravy out there.

ctchandler
04-04-2018, 09:21 PM
I've really missed Boston Market since I moved back to OKC. They also have them in the DFW area but for whatever reason they won't expand here.

Bchris02,
I realize it's all subjective, but we were totally underwhelmed when we ate there in New England. I would never go back. To us, it was the McDonald's of chicken. But like I said, it's subjective and one man's trash is another man's treasure. Glad you enjoy it.
C. T.

Plutonic Panda
04-05-2018, 03:55 AM
Bchris02,
I realize it's all subjective, but we were totally underwhelmed when we ate there in New England. I would never go back. To us, it was the McDonald's of chicken. But like I said, it's subjective and one man's trash is another man's treasure. Glad you enjoy it.
C. T.
+1 Great response and I agree. Very interesting stuff.

HOT ROD
04-05-2018, 04:22 PM
OKC used to have Boston Market, White Castle, and a few others but for whatever reason they decided to leave the market. I recall going to BM in the mid-1990s when I'd visit as Seattle didn't have. Seattle did eventually get BM but they closed here in the 2000s - just not sure what they're looking for in a market.

I so do miss their meals.

I also agree about EPL; we've never had in Seattle but on visits to Cali it'd be a stop I'd look forward to moreso than In N Out. Portland had EPL for a while so they were more convenient until early-2010s. Again, Im not sure how this all works; it seems Seattle never gets anything anyway but if/when they do come here restaurants tend to do well and put locals out of business (see Chick-Fil-A arrival in 2016, Sonic (Tacoma, up from Portland) in early 2010s, and Long John Silver's (to a lesser extent) in the mid-2010s.

Jersey Boss
04-05-2018, 04:37 PM
OKC used to have , White Castle

Unless you are late for April Fools, this is a falsehood that has been disproven on this forum repeatedly. White Castle does not franchise and all stores are corporate owned and are clustered where they do locate.

RustytheBailiff
04-05-2018, 06:17 PM
White Castle does not franchise and all stores are corporate owned and are clustered where they do locate.

Yes, White Castle doesn't franchise, unless, of course, they do....

What qualifications does White Castle seek
in its potential partner?
• A proven track record of developing multi-unit restaurant systems
• Very well capitalized
• A minimum of 10 years experience in casual or
fast casual dining as an owner/operator
• Have local knowledge and expertise in the areas
of consumer preferences, real estate, government
regulations, labor, and distribution.
What is the next step?
Please submit a Request for Consideration via email and our Real Estate
and Business Development Team will contact you about the opportunity.

See here for franchising opportunities: http://static-whitecastle-com.s3.amazonaws.com/WHC_IntlFranchiseProspectus_PrintRes.pdf

Urbanized
04-05-2018, 08:24 PM
Where was Boston Market? I remember in the nineties we we're barraged by ads for them for several years and it looked great, and I repeatedly tried to find one here but was always told there wasn't one. Never made sense why they advertised so much and was really frustrating.

Finally on a trip to South Carolina circa '99 or 2000 I ran across one in Greenville and tried it. Went in a couple of times over the few days I was there and definitely liked it enough to wish it was in OKC but not so much that it was life-changing.

Jersey Boss
04-05-2018, 09:27 PM
Yes, White Castle doesn't franchise, unless, of course, they do....

What qualifications does White Castle seek
in its potential partner?
• A proven track record of developing multi-unit restaurant systems
• Very well capitalized
• A minimum of 10 years experience in casual or
fast casual dining as an owner/operator
• Have local knowledge and expertise in the areas
of consumer preferences, real estate, government
regulations, labor, and distribution.
What is the next step?
Please submit a Request for Consideration via email and our Real Estate
and Business Development Team will contact you about the opportunity.

See here for franchising opportunities: http://static-whitecastle-com.s3.amazonaws.com/WHC_IntlFranchiseProspectus_PrintRes.pdf
In this country, you may become a licensee, such as the one in Las Vegas. As you can see in the link they have certain location requirements. I don't know the legal differences between licensee and franchise.

http://licensing.whitecastle.com/#contact

It appears the link you provided is for international consideration. While I was not specific in my original post, I was talking about Oklahoma specifically and the US generally. Sorry I was not clear.

https://consumerist.com/2015/07/14/the-white-castle-story-the-birth-of-fast-food-the-burger-revolution/

In 1987, White Castle moved into the pre-packaged retail business when it launched a line of frozen sliders sold at grocery stores, ensuring that customers thousands of miles away from the nearest location could enjoy the small burgers.

Billy Ingram died in 1966, but his style of management continues at the more than 400 White Castle locations in a dozen states.

Because Ingram never franchised the restaurants or sold the company, White Castle remains privately held and family managed.
Consumerist. July 14, 2015. Retrieved December 27, 2017.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Castle_(restaurant)
The first White Castle in the far western United States opened at the Casino Royale Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip on January 27, 2015.[25] This was the first expansion for White Castle into a different state in 56 years. On the first day of business, demand for food was so great that the restaurant had to temporarily close for two hours to restock.[26] White Castle Vice President Jamie Richardson said that the store sold 4,000 sliders per hour in its first 12 hours. He was not aware of any similar closing because of demand in White Castle's 94-year history. A second White Castle location opened in Las Vegas on September 22, 2017, on Fremont Street.

ctchandler
04-05-2018, 09:41 PM
Jersey Boss,
I don't the difference between a licensee and a franchise from a legal standpoint but Hertz has licensees and they are private businesses that are located in a place that Hertz believes they can't make money. Hertz corporate locations are all standalone car rental facilities, and most licensees own a hotel or some other business and don't have employees that just rent cars. The employees check folks into their hotel and if their customers need a rental car, they provide that as well. A little different from a franchise but I suspect they are very similar in their contracts with the parent company.
C. T.

Urbanized
04-06-2018, 08:39 AM
Having grown up in Wichita I was shocked the first time I read that White Castle started there. I had no inkling of this as I’m pretty sure there was no trace of the company there by the time I was born (1967). In fact I never even heard it talked about. Unsure if I’d ever even heard of the company before I moved to OKC in ‘86, where I recall people from other places - or at least who had spent time in other places - speaking of it in reverent tones. Never once did I hear someone talking about it as having been in OKC, which corroborates the debunkings I’ve seen on this site.

jerrywall
04-06-2018, 10:45 AM
We've had copycats in the metro that sold sliders and some that even used signage and decor to look like a white castle, but the only real one as far as I know was in Muskogee.

As for Krystals, they are greasy crap burgers but they sure absorb liquor. When I used to go to New Orleans on a regular basis, they were the best late night/early morning treat.

seaofchange
04-06-2018, 12:24 PM
Where was Boston Market? I remember in the nineties we we're barraged by ads for them for several years and it looked great, and I repeatedly tried to find one here but was always told there wasn't one. Never made sense why they advertised so much and was really frustrating.

Finally on a trip to South Carolina circa '99 or 2000 I ran across one in Greenville and tried it. Went in a couple of times over the few days I was there and definitely liked it enough to wish it was in OKC but not so much that it was life-changing.


Funny story, that Boston Market in Greenville was within walking distance of my house. I lived there from 1998-2002. It closed around the time I moved to OK, and was then a Jack in the Box. Now it's a Taco Bell.

jerrywall
04-06-2018, 01:22 PM
My father worked for McDonald's corporate for the short time they owned Boston Market. I know in Oklahoma there were a few, both stand alone, and inside of grocery stores (there was one in the homeland at 33rd and Broadway in Edmond). But they all closed down pretty quickly in the mid/late 90s.

Pete
04-06-2018, 02:08 PM
Wasn't there a Boston Market near May & Britton?

There were all over SoCal and it was good but not anything I miss.

Urbanized
04-06-2018, 02:45 PM
Funny story, that Boston Market in Greenville was within walking distance of my house. I lived there from 1998-2002. It closed around the time I moved to OK, and was then a Jack in the Box. Now it's a Taco Bell.
Greenville was a great little town to visit. I was there with my (then) wife who was there for a software users' conference, so my days were free. Because we were at the Embassy Suites I had member golf privileges at Verdae Green (now Verdae Preserve). I was playing pretty decent golf at the time, like low 80s on OKC municipal courses, playing everything down and counting everything. So I got on that course and thought I'd give it a run. If I recall correctly I had a hard time breaking 100 in multiple rounds. Kicked my butt. Didn't help that the PGA had just been there the week before with the (at the time) Nike Tour, so everything was still set for the pros. Greens ridiculously fast, roughs impossibly deep. There was a bunch of buzz because it was right in the middle of the Casey Martin controversy (in looking that up looks like I was there in 2001). It's the closest I've ever been to playing a course with tour conditions and it is no joke. But the course was unbelievably nice.

RustytheBailiff
04-07-2018, 09:13 AM
[QUOTE=Jersey Boss;1028487]In this country, you may become a licensee, such as the one in Las Vegas. As you can see in the link they have certain location requirements. I don't know the legal differences between licensee and franchise.

For the legal difference between a licensing agreement and a franchise agreement go here: https://legalvision.com.au/difference-between-a-licence-and-franchise-agreement/

While WC may call theirs a Licensing Agreement, it is in actuality a Franchise Agreement. WC make specific requirements as to the design, building, equipment, and operations. A quick looks at the Vegas White Castle shows that the building of similar design, the menu is generally similar to any other menu and that all paper goods are idential to those used elsewhere. While I have no idea why they perfer the term Licensign Agreement, it it a franchise arrangement that they offer.

billokc
04-08-2018, 02:43 AM
I drove by the location of the In-N-Out banner today (Sat Apr 7th). It's gone.

Plutonic Panda
04-08-2018, 03:32 PM
I drove by the location of the In-N-Out banner today (Sat Apr 7th). It's gone.

That is because construction is about to start and they need all the room they can get to build the In-N-Out.

rte66man
04-08-2018, 08:28 PM
:Smiley122

TheirTheir
04-24-2018, 07:43 AM
Yesterday we ate at the In-N-Out in Denton and I came to the realization that In-N-Out makes a great burger for the price, but any admiration beyond that is pure fantasy.

FighttheGoodFight
04-24-2018, 07:49 AM
Yesterday we ate at the In-N-Out in Denton and I came to the realization that In-N-Out makes a great burger for the price, but any admiration beyond that is pure fantasy.

People like it because it is cheap. That has always been the case for me at least.

Johnb911
04-24-2018, 12:24 PM
Yesterday we ate at the In-N-Out in Denton and I came to the realization that In-N-Out makes a great burger for the price, but any admiration beyond that is pure fantasy.

i've never understood the obsession

stile99
04-24-2018, 12:27 PM
Kudos to whomever is behind this prank. Not only did he/she get his/her 15 minutes, he/she managed to restart another "In n Out is the best" "No it isn't" thread.

Nailed it.

u50254082
04-24-2018, 12:53 PM
Yesterday we ate at the In-N-Out in Denton and I came to the realization that In-N-Out makes a great burger for the price, but any admiration beyond that is pure fantasy.

Ditto. Even the 'secret menu' isn't really a big deal when you think about what it is, AND that most other fast food places could replicate it with ease.

http://www.in-n-out.com/menu/not-so-secret-menu.aspx

catch22
04-26-2018, 02:45 PM
Here we go....

aDark
04-26-2018, 03:21 PM
Is there a way to hide threads? Every time I see this thread my eyes jump to In-N-Out and I have to be sad all over again.

bombermwc
04-27-2018, 06:48 AM
When i eat there, I'm always left with wondering "where's the beef"? Also feel disappointed each time. I dont think i'll bother going back.