Nov 20, 2020
Wait time at In-N-Out grand opening in Colorado hits staggering 14 hours
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People waiting in line Friday to gobble down In-N-Out Burger fare had better packed a lunch or dinner, the wait time at the newly opened location in Aurora was 14 hours, according to police.
???? UPDATE ???? IN-n-Out burger is now at a TWELVE HOUR WAIT. I repeat TWELVE HOURS. Traffic is still significantly impacted in the area surrounding the mall.They will close before you get to the window most likely. Meanwhile many other local eateries do not have a wait hint hint.
— Aurora Police Dept ???????? (@AuroraPD) November 20, 2020
An extremely long line of vehicles snaked into the new eatery throughout the day, where six moonlighting Aurora police officers were keeping a collective eye on the crowd and the traffic.
“There’s been absolutely no problems,” said Crystal McCoy, a police spokeswoman. “We haven’t had any issues at all.”
The popular California-based burger chain opened two new stores in Colorado, 14150 Alameda Ave., Town Center at Aurora, and at 1840 Democracy Point, Colorado Springs. The stores’ drive-thrus opened at 10 a.m. and food was also available to go, but there was no indoor dining.
Aurora police and burger officials had met earlier and came up with a traffic plan anticipating massive crowds, McCoy said.
“It was tweaked a little bit, mitigating traffic, snaking the line and doing whatever they could do to condense people and get them out of the roadway,” McCoy said.
At about 4 p.m., the vehicle line was estimated to be about two-miles long, wrapping around the mall property twice, McCoy said.
In-N-Out expected to sell about 60,000 burgers over the weekend at the Aurora store, burger chain officials told police.
The astoundingly long lines Friday were reminiscent of the lines that formed for Colorado’s first Krispy Kreme doughnut shop when it opened near Park Meadows Mall in March of 2001. At that time, more than a thousand people stood in lines to bite into hot, fresh doughnuts. Bus loads of doughnut aficionados descended on the shop.
On Friday, the Aurora Police Department Twitter feed, keeping track of the burger phenomenon, exploded with mind-boggling traffic as well.
At about 3:30 p.m. the department’s Tweet, and it’s thread, on the In-N-Out situation hit an impressive one million impressions, McCoy said. There were over 3,000 retweets and 2,000 likes. The burger joint planned to be open until 1 a.m.
“It’s just one of those things,” McCoy said of the opening day development. “It’s fun when you have to travel to get it, but being able to get it everyday, I don’t know if they’ll be that enthusiastic about it” in weeks to come.
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Vision to Break Their Record: Coach Reveals Novak Djokovics Goals for 2021
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic once again reigned at the top for the season. From the Australian Open earlier this year, to a scintillating exit in the ATP Finals, the Serb played incredibly throughout the year. Although there is always more expected out of the Big Three, the 33-year-old’s coach Marian Vajda is satisfied.
In 2020, Novak equaled the American legend Pete Sampras in the year-end Number 1 record. They both have now remained at the peak of the list six times at the end of a calendar year. Djokovic is also breathing very close to Roger Federer’s long-standing Most Weeks Spent at Number 1 record (310). If the 17 time Grand Slam winner stays at the top, he’ll surpass the Swiss maestro in March or April.“Novak Djokovic has a vision to break their record”: Vajda Tennis – ATP Finals – The O2, London, Britain – November 21, 2020, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his semi-final match against Austria’s Dominic Thiem REUTERS/Toby Melville
Ever since his first Grand Slam in 2008, the Serbian has consistently walked shoulder to shoulder with both Federer and Nadal. In his 2020 season, he bagged one Grand Slam, one Grand Slam final, Two Masters 1000, and Dubai. Happy with the way their tour panned out, Djokovic’s coach highlighted their biggest achievement and the future.
“Novak has achieved an incredible performance, being the sixth year-end world unit is a fantastic achievement. He has met the goal he set at the beginning of the season. From the big four events, in the future, he has a vision to break their record,” said Vajda.
(All quotes translated via Google Translate)
Despite his accomplishments, 2020 wasn’t easy on the Serb. From being tested positive for the virus to being disqualified in New York, Djokovic managed to steer past all odds.
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When the coach thought of the hurdles they had crossed, the achievements seemed all the more commendable. Vajda said, “I appreciate that Nole achieved successful results even after the restart of the season. I was a little worried about how he would be fit, he also overcame the coronavirus.”
The only bitter memory of the season was Novak’s unanticipated disqualification at the US Open after his episode with a lines judge. “He could have gotten far there as well,” said Vajda. The 33-year-old will start next season as the top-seed in Australia, where he has a record eight titles.
Apart from matching Federer’s big record, Djokovic also has the possibility of completing his second hat-trick at the Australian Open 2021. The only player to do so in the Open Era, the Serbian won the Australian Open title for three consecutive years (2011-2013). He also won in 2019 and 2020. Will he do it again?
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