I am in support of an In-N-Out restaurant coming to Campbell. I have no affiliation with the company, but I am a fan of their food and their company ethics.
The in-N-Out company is known as a high quality employer across several states and as one that makes it a point to pay its employees ABOVE minimum wage.
It is also a California based company that prides itself on the quality of its suppliers as well as its involvement in the communities that it is a part of.
The development of this project at the intersection at Hamilton and Almarida Ave. also provides the City with the opportunity to redesign the traffic flow as well as to upgrade the signal timing equipment via fees charged to the developer for the new construction.
With the recent loss of the Steak'n'Shake restaurant in the downtown area, its hard to make the claim that Campbell is becoming over "burger-fied". In fact, the concerns over the drastic increase in traffic and congestion proved to be unfounded.
I also say this remembering that the Johnny Rockets diner at the Pruneyard was replaced by a pizza restaurant and there were no protests against it or the other pizza restaurants have been added to Campbell since then.
The location on Hamilton for a restaurant of In-N-Out's type is perfect for the kind of traffic flow that the area already experiences. This restaurant chain also has ample experience with designing their locations to maximize customer flow. If anyone can design a location to minimize the traffic impact to the area, its this company.
And, with any luck, people coming from Hwy-17 or San Thomas Expressway to visit the In-N-Out will see OTHER Campbell businesses to stop at and spend money.