COSTA MESA — In-N-Out Burger's proposal to open a second location here is still on the grill.
The Irvine-based fast-food chain with a cult-like following has a proposed location that would sit directly off the San Diego (405) Freeway at 3211 Harbor Blvd. near Gisler Avenue at the site of the shuttered Kaplan's Deli, city officials said Tuesday.
The applicant submitted plans for a drive-through with indoor and patio seating to the city in May. If approved, the new In-N-Out will be the second of two locations in Costa Mesa. Another In-N-Out is on 19th Street and Anaheim Avenue.
The second In-N-Out was approved by the Planning Commission more than a year ago, but new reports doubted that the restaurant would open due to a multitude of conditions set by the city. Costa Mesa required the fast food chain to maintain the landscape between the freeway and the restaurant, a request that wasn't taken well by the applicant, but was later agreed to, according to Daily Pilot archives.