Food · Visalia/Tulare

In-N-Out exploring potential Tulare location

Travelers along Highway 99 might soon have another option to stop for a double-double and Animal style fries. 

Fast food chain In-N-Out confirmed to The Sun that it is hoping to open a location in Tulare. 

Vice President of Real Estate and Development Carl Arena said In-N-Out is currently in the development application process, meaning that it is too early to put a timeline on when the restaurant chain could open in Tulare. 

Arena also said In-N-Out cannot say with certainty that it will build a restaurant in Tulare due to the fact that it is simply too early, although the chain is hopeful to complete it. 

It typically takes In-N-Out five to six months to build the restaurant and open for business when the chain begins construction at a new location, Arena said. 

“We do know that the Tulare area is a wonderful community, and we are excited about the prospect of opening a location there,” Arena said. 

If In-N-Out comes to Tulare, it would be the only location along Highway 99 between Fresno and Bakersfield. 

Currently, the closest location to the 99 between Fresno and Bakersfield is in Visalia. 

Daniel Gligich is a reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun, focusing on Fresno State Athletics and the southern San Joaquin Valley. Email him at