LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Southern California burger chain In-N-Out Burger is coming to London, but only for a few hours.
The beloved burger joint is taking over a Brazilian steakhouse in the London borough of Camden during lunch hours Wednesday, the Camden New Journal reported.
It will be a limited engagement. The newspaper reported that the pop-up restaurant will only be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. local time.
The owner of the Brazilian steakhouse told the New Journal that he was approached recently by an events company looking to rent his restaurant.
The restaurant owner said he knows nothing about In-N-Out, but the events company told him to expect crowds.
“They said they could get a lot of people in here,” he told the newspaper. “I know they’ll be a lot of people around, that’s what they told me.”
The Irvine burger chain has previously staged such pop-up restaurants overseas to the delight of international In-N-Out fans, including a four-hour foray into London in 2012.
An expansion into Oregon last year raised questions of whether the chain would in the future expand to the East Coast and possibly international locations. So far, there are locations only in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Texas, and now Oregon.
Still, Lynsi Snyder, the heiress to the burger empire, told CBS This Morning that she plans to keep the chain family-run, with no plans to franchise or take In-N-Out public.
The relative scarcity of “animal style” burgers and fries keeps demand high for events such as the one to be held Wednesday.
An advertisement in the New Journal warned British burger lovers to arrive early.
“First come, first served. Limited quantities for sale,” the advertisement said.