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With 15 locations in DFW, is In-N-Out finally headed to Central Texas?

Double double, animal style, protein style?

If you're familiar with the language I'm speaking, you'll be thrilled to learn that In-N-Out shall descend upon Central Texas in 2013. 

But before you get too salaciously excited, the California-cool burger chain is first setting up shop in… Round Rock. (Hey, they deserve it too.)

As the Austin Business Journal reported Thursday morning, the burger chain told Community Impact Newspaper that it is considering buying land for an undisclosed amount at 4251 N. I-35 near the new BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse.

It's interesting that Austin is such a nationally treasured city, yet usually one of the last major cities in Texas to receive powerhouse chains (see: H&M in Houston and Dallas; Trader Joe's in The Woodlands and Fort Worth).

As we speak, residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex are taking their pick from 15 different locations of In-N-Out.

Is it simply part of Austin's support-local-businesses ethic that keeps these food and retail titans (good ones, too) from arriving at an accelerated pace? 

Whatever the reason, this is one institution's Texas debut that I, for one, will not turn my nose up to. 

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