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“Coming Soon!” sign for fast food chain In-N-Out Burger appears on Queens Blvd, apparent April Fools’ prank

April 1, 2017 Staff Report

A sign that reads “Coming Soon!” for the popular west coast fast food chain In-N-Out Burger was placed on a vacant Queens Blvd storefront this morning in what appears to be an April Fools ‘Day joke.

The banner, which appeared on the vacant store next to Dazies Restaurant at 39-41 Queens Blvd., includes the In-N-Out Burger logo. However, the sign– in the bottom right corner– includes a picture of the Mad Magazine mascot Alfred.

If the store were truly coming it would have been the first In-N-Out Burger franchise in the north east. There is no mention of the company expanding to the east coast on its website, let alone opening a Sunnyside location.

In-N-Out Burger is based in Irvine, California and has over 300 locations across the country, most of which are on the west coast.

The company is often compared to Shake Shack, which is headquartered in New York City with more than 100 locations.

The owners of the property could not be reached for comment.

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george kelly

Kieran..I do know who you are..let’s stop with the WANNABE stuff..O.K.my IDIOT friend….an embasserment to the Irish???YOU should look up the RA..THEN I’ll talk to you..GPL..you and I should have a talk one day..THANK YOU..

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Anonymous

Sunnyside doesn’t have a single good restaurant. That’s not likely to change soon.

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george kelly

Henry Hill.,…et al .,..I ADORE. Your comments…. Also,I Appreciate all comments… Irish should be ashamed of me???THANK GOD.. ME AND MIKE SMITH AND THE REST OF SUNNYSIDE SAY THANK YOU..

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Henry hill

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
GEORGE PESCI FAKE GANGSTER!!
KEYBOARD TOUGH GUY!!!…..
DONNIE (BRASCO )KELLY……
MACHINE GUN KELLY…..AHHH….
HAHAHAHA WANNABE…. LLL)LL
BUT CANT BEE….WHO WHO WHO
WHAT AM I HERE TO AMUSE UUUU
WHAT DO YOU MEAN IM FUNNY..
HOW THE F AM I FUNNY…
FUNNY HOW!!!!!!!

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Kieran the Irish leprechaun lucky charms

George you wish you were italian, the italians are happy your not. Embarrassment to the irish

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george kelly

My gosh..GEORGE PESCI??WILL YOU STOP WITH THE WANNABE GANGSTER TALK..PLEASE….IM IRISH AMERICAN AND BY GOD I LOVE CAPITAL TYPE SETS..JUST RELAX AND ENJOY THE RIDE…ITALIAN ???? NOT ME..AT LEAST I CAN TAKE ALL YOUR HEAT…THANKS TO ALL WHO UNDERSTAND ME…….SUNNYSIDE DOESN’T DESERVE THESE VITRIOLIC COMMENTS….WOW

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Usual Gang of Idiots

Mad’s mascot is Alfred E. Newman…never referred to by first name only.

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Anonymous

The question is, why Tony Bennnet was in Dazies Restaurant that day ?
Maybe he got something to do with that ! Lol

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crazy fat kid running north korea

no one likes all caps
the dislike is from me
didnt even read it

btw in n out is far better than shake shack

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GEORGE KELKY

Are you people actually calling that sign a great prank????TALKING ABOUT CHAIN FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS AS IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON THESE LOUSY HIPSTER JOINTS..GET A LIFE..HELP A SENIOR..VOLUNTEER AT A HOSPITAL..TAKE CARE OF YOUR SICK AUNT..MY GOD..SHALLOW KNOW NOTHINGS..YOU SHOULD ALL BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES… DISGUTING..TRIVUSL CRAP…SELF CENTERED DO NOTHINGS

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Your Concious

Well aren’t you just a big ray of sunshine! What’s funny here, is the fact that you equate people liking an April Fools prank, and perhaps a chain restaurant, to them being horrible, worthless people. Perhaps…and just a thought here buddy…you should take a look in the mirror and ask yourself who you are really angry at. Cause, truth be told, I’m fairly confident in saying that people with a sense of humor and an appreciation for a decent burger can still be pretty awesome, volunteer their time places, give to the needy, and yes, help their sick aunt. What’s YOUR excuse?

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Tony Smith

In this day and age, it is nice to see a funny, harmless April Fools.Good one! Although I would be at In n Out Burger in a second!

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Dazied and Confused

That dump has been a dump for more than 20 years. I believe it’s owned by Dazies. I wonder why there is no interest in doing something with that eyesore.

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young_man!

Most likely they don’t want to give a long term lease to anybody so they can keep their options open when they decide to sell to developers….won’t be long.

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VelvetKnight

If that’s the case, you’d think they’d at least fix up the front so it doesn’t look like urban blight from the 70’s right next to their fancy restaurant. Maybe even just set up a window display like the one next to Lowry Liquors.

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Monica Lewinsky

in n out burger is so much cooler, no comparision. If there was one on the east coast I wouldve brought you some to the oval office.

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Anonymous

He had a rally against april fools. The tribune, gazette and a local blogger showed up.

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Sunnyside Loves Me Long Time

Great prank. And while we’LL never see an In-n-Out Burger would iron kill you to bring Shake Shack to the hood. There hasn’t been a decent burger here since Horgans closed.

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peekup andropov, the russian cabbie

that is awesome!! in n out is the best, i wish they would head to the east coast.

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Anonymous

Lol..Hmm,what could they replace Major World with? Could use a laugh today,amidst all else going on.God bless you all..

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