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]