In-N-Out Burger is going public with its plans for a new eatery in Novato. The company will have a community meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at for input on the proposal that was submitted to the city's planning department.
As reported in , In-N-Out Burger had been looking at Novato for a possible new location.
The Baldwin Park, Calif.,-based company submitted development entitlement applications to the City of Novato to construct and operate a restaurant on a 1.10-acre site consisting of adjacent parcels at 399 Entrada Drive and 400 Enfrente Road.
Kim Kennedy, project manager for In-N-Out, said that the entitlement application was submitted on Aug. 2 and consists of site plans and a preliminary conceptual drawing. "The planning department has 30 days to deem it complete or not," said Kennedy.
According to the public notice posted on the city's website, In-N-Out Burger's proposal would involve the construction of a 3,750 square-foot restaurant providing dine-in, takeout and drive-through service.
In-N-Out Burger is proposing to have hours of operation of Sunday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Friday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
In-N-Out Burger is setting up community meeting to learn more about the project, ask questions and offer comments. "We want to bring awareness to the project and get input," said Kennedy.
One of the parcels on the plan at 399 Entrada is currently home to . The other parcel on Enfrente Road has been listed for sale for several months and was formerly a car care center.
Calls to California Bay Nurseries about the In-N-Out Burger plans have not been returned.
Kennedy said that although the company's preference is to purchase their building sites, the company leases its properties as well.
Meeting Date: Aug. 15
Meeting Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Inn Marin, 250 Entrada Drive, Novato, CA
For a local opinion on the pros and cons of In-N-Out coming to Novato, read Eric Lucan's blog.