Public Comment on Proposed In-N-Out Burger
305 registered statements
Gordon Hoshiko inside City Boundary
June 10, 2017, 5:07 PM
In-N-Out Burger is a terrible choice for the Elephant Bar location. It is a very busy intersection already with terrible traffic back-up at peak times currently. The traffic backup at the Hwy 17 off ramp already is bad, but if you add In-N-Out to that corner, the additional traffic will be horrible and a safety hazard! In addition, with City of San Jose intending to add thousands of additional housing units on to the Winchester corridor the traffic will be unbearable. In-N-Out is a high volume, popular drive thru restaurant which is going to attract lots of traffic. They are known for their long line of cars waiting to order and an always overflowing parking lot. This location does not have enough space to accommodate those wishing to park their cars and definitely no place for those waiting in the extremely long drive thru lines. Also, the additional traffic will be spilling out onto the already congested adjacent streets. We do not need a high volume drive thru restaurant at this site. The drive thru component encourages too much traffic. Please give some thought to the adverse traffic and safety this type of business brings and its affect on the neighborhood and the traffic on Hwy 17 and Hamilton Avenue. During holidays the back up is ridiculously long and I think it is a danger as you don't expect to come to a complete stop a mile before the exit. Please deny their application at this location. In-N-Out is a wonderful restaurant and I would love to see them at another location that will not impact traffic so drastically.
Bill M inside City Boundary
June 10, 2017, 4:48 PM
I believe that it would be a huge mistake to let In-N-Out Burger operate at the Hamilton and Almarida location. Traffic is already impacted at that intersection. It is so close to the highway 17 entrances and exits. At times it takes too long to navigate the intersection with all of the traffic congestion. I can't imagine this intersection with the addition of a high volume, popular fast food restaurant like In-N-Out.
Elephant Bar was a restaurant, but had much less turn over in customers per hour than what In-N-Out Burger will service. In-N-Out will have many multiples more of customers per hour. Better would be placement in the middle of a block on Winchester where the roads could absorb and handle the traffic.
What I fear is that the city will make this decision on tax revenue. If this gets approved, the huge problems will exist for the life of the lease / permit / company life span.
I believe In-N-Out Burger is a great business and I would love to have one in Campbell. I believe the proposed location would be a disaster.
G. Gallardo Oliver inside City Boundary
June 10, 2017, 4:45 PM
I don't believe there is a need for an In & Out Burger. We already have many restaurants in downtown Campbell, The Pruneyard & Santana Row as well as numerous fast food restaurants on Hamilton & Winchester. In addition, we do not need more traffic on Hamilton Ave. It's bad enough the 17/880 Hamilton Exit is quite dangerous when the traffic builds up. I vote "NO" to In & Out, for those reasons.
G. Oliver, Hamman Park Neighborhood resident
Gene Tognetti inside City Boundary
June 10, 2017, 4:41 PM
I love in and out burger but that spot on Hamilton is not appropriate for such a car-intensive business. The traffic in that area is already maxed out much of the day. I cannot imagine what it will be like if the burger place goes in. I vote no!
Bill Fulton inside City Boundary
June 10, 2017, 3:53 PM
Please no more chain fast food. I don't want Campbell to become another one of those cities. We have plenty of burgers places already. How about something healthy that we don't have?
Sofia Madden inside City Boundary
June 10, 2017, 3:02 PM
As a Campbell resident, I believe that an In-N-Out burger would be a great asset to the community! People (especially young adults) are going to continue to go to In-N-Out no matter what, so we might as well have a location that brings jobs and revenue to Campbell.
Laura Back inside City Boundary
June 10, 2017, 2:35 PM
One of the downsides of moving to Campbell from farther north was no longer having an In-N-Out Burger nearby. I'm a big fan of their food and an admirer of their business ethics. Having a location right here in town would be wonderful!
Jan Kramer outside City Boundary
June 10, 2017, 2:21 PM
An In-and-Out Burger will cause even more traffic congestion than there already is especially with a drive through window. I have witnessed major traffic jams at other facilities where cars form long waiting lines and the employees actually walk up to cars to take orders to keep customers happy. It is already a mess when attempting to pull onto Almirada Dr. from Bed Bath and Beyond, Paneras, etc. when we are only allowed to make a left hand turn. It is common knowledge that often people attempt to run the light at Hamilton and Almirada but end up blocking the intersection. PLEASE BLOCK THE PERMIT FOR IN & OUT BURGERS.
Federico Madden inside City Boundary
June 10, 2017, 1:57 PM
As a young Campbell resident and a former city employee :), I would love to have an In-N-Out Burger in Campbell! In-N-Out is a universally beloved place to get food and currently the closest one is next to Avaya Stadium, too far to go on a regular basis. I think I speak for many when I say that the prospect of having an In-N-Out close by excites me.
Tam Apple inside City Boundary
June 10, 2017, 1:43 PM
I Vote NO on In and Out Burger! Reason #1 This intersection is a nightmare on a good day!! It has been drastically over developed already..Elephant Bar is closed and the intersection is still gridlock everyday! Reason # 2 Campbell is popular because it is unique..We do not need 1 more Corporate food chain. Lastly..we do not need more Minimum Wage jobs created...we need a unique establishment that reflects the culture amd diversity of our unique community. A very high end establishment that will draw a business crowd that will pay its employees a Silicon Valley Living wage. IN & Out Burger should stay out!
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