East Bay Burger Battle Brewing

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    TK
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    In-and-Out Burger plans to open a new location on North Main Street on the border of Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek near a Black Angus restaurant.

    A fast food fight in the East Bay is about to heat up.

    In-and-Out Burger plans to open a new location on North Main Street on the border of Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek near a Black Angus restaurant. North Main is a four-lane street adjacent to Interstate 680.

    There's a group of neighbors who feel this is the perfect location but another vocal group feels that they will be overrun by traffic on the side streets, noise, pollution and rowdy late-night burger-seekers.

    According to published reports, In-and-Out offered to conduct another traffic study. However, one planning commissioner thinks traffic is less for the burger giant to figure out and more for the city of Walnut Creek to figure out.

    One plan called for a drive-through and outdoor seating. In-and-Out also looked into building an eight-foot masonry wall around the burger palace. The plan is not final.

    In-and-Out may be building a new place near Target in Pleasant Hill, which many neighbors feel is enough for the area.

    If you want to jump into this burger battle you can have your say on Oct. 12 during a public hearing.