Well, at least nobody got killed like the incident at the Popeye’s restaurant in Maryland two years ago.
But a fight broke out leading to a person losing his pants (of course).
It was all a part of the grand opening of the first In-N-Out restaurant about 100 miles south of the Wyoming border in Aurora.
People, with only partially working brain cells, go crazy after fast food and they lived up to all expectations last Friday when some waited over 14 hours to buy a hamburger.
Good news though. By the second day of business, the wait time was only eight hours.
More good news: many people apparently have that kind of time to spare.
And they are proud of waiting that long too.
In fact, one
idiot patron — holding a bag of Chick-fil-A sandwiches— boasted that he had to “buy a meal to wait for a meal”.
The whole thing was a spectacle with helicopters from at least three Denver TV stations circling the hamburger chain as if O.J. Simpson was in the drive-thru with his trusty Ford Bronco.
Speaking of OJ., the police were on hand to help people navigate through the mess and chimed-in with annoying In-N-Out parlance.
“It’s official, traffic is double double animal style right now all around the mall. We are on hand helping manage the massive traffic response. Be patient and be kind. Maybe support another local eatery today and In-n-Out another day if traffic is too hectic for you,” the Aurora Police Department tweeted.
According to media reports, the drive-thru line extended for more than two miles (more than once) and the restaurant was predicting they would sell 60,000 hamburgers over the weekend.
One person waited in the drive-thru lane for four days so he could be guaranteed a hamburger.
Decked-out in a “Ghostbusters”-like vehicle (of course), he camped out in line “eating food he had brought, reading, learning how to use a new iPad, sleeping in the bed of his pickup and taking advantage of nearby portable toilets used by construction crews.”
By the time his wait was over, he could claim his cheeseburger, fries, and vanilla shake.
As the highly-acclaimed philosophical band Poison once sang: “You give me something to believe in.”