Public Comment on Proposed In-N-Out Burger
280 registered statements
Laurie Yaksick outside City Boundary
June 10, 2018, 5:39 PM
I am against the proposed In-N-Out Burger at this location. Traffic would be a total nightmare! That intersection is already very congested. This development would turn it into a parking lot.
Yvonne Lee inside City Boundary
May 25, 2018, 12:30 PM
I love In-N-Out Burger and would support one coming to Campbell. However, I do not support its being built on the proposed location. Traffic would be a nightmare. Traffic coming onto Hamilton from 17 is often backed up, particularly during special events and before the winter holidays. However the current proposal of an extremely popular drive-thru restaurant would exacerbate the problem. There are other good locations and the city should work with In-N-Out to identify them.
Justin Low inside City Boundary
May 3, 2018, 2:51 PM
I think the Hamilton Ave location is perfectly suitable for In-N-Out. Hamilton Ave is a major throughfare with many businesses. Arguments that somehow traffic is going to be drastically affected have no weight. I have lived in Downtown Campbell for 17 years, and have driven that stretch of Hamilton thousands of times, at all times of the day. Bottom line is that there's a lot of traffic on Hamilton--always has been, always will be. The prior establishment, the Elephant Bar, had a lot of patrons--this had zero impact on the traffic, even during high commute times.The people complaining are the folks who live closest to the proposed site, and are trying to use this flimsy "traffic" gripe to get their way. This "hissy fit" is completely self-serving and really a waste of the City's time. Guaranteed none of these folks were out in force protesting businesses moving into other areas of town. It's selective outrage. My response to them is that if they have a problem with traffic, they should never have moved to where they are. This part of Hamilton Ave. is a "business district"--that's just the way it is. I like In-N-Out--their food is good and I've always had very positive experiences at their establishments. Plus, they don't serve booze (as opposed to Elephant Bar)--I wonder if in their moment of self-righteousness, these "protesters" ever paused to consider the benefit of that.
Anne Greenan inside City Boundary
May 2, 2018, 11:02 PM
Like many others I am concerned about the traffic pattern at that location. I've never been very impressed with In-n-Out burgers myself but I know many are impressed. Is there is a way to mitigate traffic problems at this site not paid for by Campbell? That is the determining factor. Perhaps the burger place would like to try a sit down location without a drive thru. Highly unlikely but a preferred choice.
Debi West inside City Boundary
April 24, 2018, 2:16 PM
I love In-n-Out just as much as the next person, however, this is a horrible location for it! The traffic off 17 onto Hamilton between 4-6:30pm is terrible as it is. Our employees use that exit every day, and at times have waited 20+ minutes to exit with the current traffic. Throw an In-n-Out into that, and we are talking about a wait of perhaps double that! That's going into overtime pay for business owners in that area! Not to mention that the drive thru line would most likely spill out to the street making it very difficult for consumers to visit the BBB/Kohls center. I say put El Burro, that was just kicked out of the Pruneyard, here instead!!
Dave Porter inside City Boundary
April 21, 2018, 12:22 PM
- I trust the city to make sure the traffic issues get mitigated, on In N Out’s dime.
- Drive thrus are excellent, efficient inventions, and back East nobody ever lines up in the street. That’s a culture problem, not a drive-thru problem. Is there a no-lining-up-in-the-street ordinance? If so let’s enforce, if not let’s get one!
- There’s room in the local food scene for an In N Out. The proliferation of slightly-slower-food burger joints will survive or not depending on the market. Brown Chicken Brown Cow downtown is safe, they’re not competitors.
With all that out of the way, my family and I would *love* to have an In N Out this close. Yes please.
Diana McCammon outside City Boundary
April 18, 2018, 7:36 PM
Although I am not a Campbell resident, I drive past this property daily. There is more than enough traffic for a business to survive but for an In and Out Burger it would be a nightmare for the traffic on that corner.
Kyle Cronin inside City Boundary
April 17, 2018, 1:29 PM
Just to echo what so many others have said, I do not support building an In-N-Out with a drive-through at this location. Navigating that area with traffic coming off 17 is already tricky, and I worry that the popularity of In-N-Out will cause spillover into the street.
That is my only objection - I would be in favor of this proposal if In-N-Out amended it to remove the drive-through.
Mike Evans inside City Boundary
April 1, 2018, 9:42 AM
Campbell doesn't need a another burger restaurant. Been living here for 30 years now and frequently went to the Elephant Bar when it was at this location. WhenI worked in Milpitas I used to go to the IN-and-Out Burger a lot at lunch time. Always long lines and traffic problems. Coming off of HWY 17 onto Hamilton can be backed up now and with an additional line of cars waiting at In-and Out it will only get more dangerous. We don't need a drive thru, ANY drive thru. I don't know how much it costs the city to have this lot set vacant, but I think we would be better served with a Chilli's or a Black Bear Diner, or some place that does not have a drive thru.
Cynthia Cobb outside City Boundary
March 26, 2018, 1:41 PM
While I love In-and-Out Burger I don't think a drive thru at the location would be good. It would cause a ton of traffic. There is already a lot with Home Depot and Knob’s. Think we already have a dedicate lane that gets backed onto 17 if you add In-and-Out Burger it will be nightmare.
If In-and-Out Burger is to go there, it needs to be a sit in restaurant only.
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