Public Comment on Proposed In-N-Out Burger
305 registered statements
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.
Carol Turpen inside City Boundary
March 26, 2018, 12:11 PM
Who doesn’t like In-N-out? I think having this restaurant here in Campbell is a great idea. The closest one I know about is near the airport. I would be happy to have this fast food joint at the proposed location as long as traffic patterns make sense. This is a good thing for Campbell. I’m very much in favor of it.
Sara Siegrist inside City Boundary
March 25, 2018, 10:52 AM
I have no problem with an In n Out opening in Campbell. I do have a problem with one going in the proposed location. As many others have stated, the intersection is horrible with the freeway offramp merging onto Hamilton. There are so many cars changing lanes to turn onto the street with BBB, Kohl's, and the other shops. I'm sure In n Out has plans to maximize their drive thru line on the actual property but, if not, it will spill over in a challenging location. I would rather see a different use for this property.
Mary Byler outside City Boundary
March 24, 2018, 8:12 PM
I am not in favor of an In and Out Burger at the old Elephant site. Traffic in that intersection is already a nightmare with Home Depot Kohls Bed Bath and Beyond Frys and 17 880. I already go the back roads to get to those stores and would not ever go to that in and out no matter how much I do enjoy their food. No please.
peter royal inside City Boundary
March 24, 2018, 5:56 PM
Allow the business to open. The complaints seem to be around the business’ popularity, which is not a bad thing. That means it will bring jobs and tax revenue. A site that is in use is better than a site sitting vacant.
Charles Dillon outside City Boundary
March 24, 2018, 3:05 PM
After reviewing the site drawings for the Proposed In-N-Out Burger, I was struck by two things; first that the building will be perpetually surrounded by cars. In order to enter the building, you first have to cross the parking lot, but then cross the drive-through line. The view from Hamilton and Almarida will be of cars lined up around the building.
The second issue I noticed with the plans is that the drive-through line ends at 22 cars. I extrapolated the line to 27 cars, and it blocks the sidewalk. At 28 cars, the line blocks the first lane of Hamilton. Any subsequent vehicles attempting to enter and park will be blocking Hamilton.
I love In-N-Out, but it’s a drive-through with a restaurant attached, not a restaurant with a drive-through attached. The expectation of this (very popular) type of business will be for the rest of the population to put up with the added traffic and resulting expense that they cause.
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