Colorado residents waited as long as 14 hours to get their hands on In-N-Out burgers and fries after the California chain opened two locations in the state Friday.
The line - and resulting traffic - got so out of hand that the Aurora Police Department resorted to using Twitter to beg people to support other local eateries and hit the In-N-Out Burger another day.
Those who stayed in line, however, were treated to at least one dustup, in which two would-be In-N-Out customers actually exited their cars and got into a fistfight during the wait.
Colorado residents waited as much as 14 hours to get takeout from the first two In-N-Out Burger restaurant locations that opened in the state Friday. The Aurora location is pictured
Police in Aurora, Colorado, took to Twitter to announce traffic delays as a result of the lines of cars waiting to get into the In-N-Out location throughout the day Friday
At the In-N-Out location in Aurora, Colorado, the line of people waiting to get inside wrapped around the mall by 8.15am, hours before the restaurant opened.
Two and a half hours later, police reported that the line was already causing traffic delays in the area.
'It’s official, traffic is double double animal style right now all around the mall,' the Aurora Police Department tweeted at 10.40pm.
'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.'
A few minutes later, police tweeted: 'Speaking of local Aurora eateries who need business, let’s make some suggestions for everyone! Who is your go-to hometown Aurora eatery? Let’s help give some alternate ideas for lunch today for those who decide to bail on the long lines!'
At one point during the long lineup, people were caught on camera getting into a fight in Aurora, while waiting to get into the In-N-Out
Colorado Springs In-N-Out manager Saul Arreola (in white) shakes hands with Ken Vizzini (right), the first person to get served at the location after waiting on line since Tuesday
The massive lines and traffic leading to Aurora's In-N-Out location as shown from the sky
Customers wore masks and practiced some social distancing while waiting on line in Aurora
Customers are seen waiting in long car lines on Friday morning, waiting to get into the Colorado Springs In-N-Out location
Customers at the Colorado Springs In-N-Out location are seen standing on line far, far away from where the actual restaurant's doors are
Social media users were quick to joke about the long lines and how it would be quicker to drive to nearby states to eat at their In-N-Out locations than to wait on a 14-hour line
The tweets didn't seem to have any impact on those waiting on line, however, as police tweeted at about 2.23pm that 'IN-n-Out burger is now at a TWELVE HOUR WAIT. I repeat TWELVE HOURS. Traffic is still significantly impacted in the area surrounding