Baldwin Park, home of first In-N-Out Burger, may place a moratorium on new drive-through businesses

The city which many believe to be the birthplace of the state’s first drive-through hamburger stand had planned to take a vote yesterday to temporarily ban new drive-through businesses. The ordinance would have placed a moratorium on new drive-throughs in Baldwin Park for 45 days, but would have no effect on existing drive-throughs. The council postpoined the vote but will take up the issue again at the June 2 meeting.

Though Baldwin Park was the home of the first In-N-Out Burger in 1948, which the company claims was the first drive-through hamburger stand in California, city officials said they are now looking in a different direction. The moratorium would allow the city to study the issue prior to updating the zoning code later this year, Baldwin Park Mayor Manuel Lozano said. [full story]

One Reply to “Baldwin Park, home of first In-N-Out Burger, may place a moratorium on new drive-through businesses”

  1. I understand what they are doing and why. Monrovia has similar in their new long range growth plans. Its part of the whole “smart growth” theory that SAG is promoting. In short its high density pedestrian friendly development. It all sounds good on paper, most places actually make it work pretty well, others have been not so lucky (Monrovia has two such albatrosses on its hands right now).

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