For all the West Coast transplants: A taste of home is one step closer to Colorado Springs.

In-N-Out Burger has announced it is in the “early planning stages” of an expansion to the Centennial State.

Following is a statement issued by Carl Arena, vice president of development for the company:

In-N-Out Burger is excited to be in the early planning stages of its expansion to the state of Colorado. We are working on plans to build a patty production facility and distribution center in Colorado Springs to support future restaurants in Colorado.

Colorado Springs is an ideal community for us to locate facilities to serve surrounding markets with fresh ingredients, including meat patties produced locally.

At In-N-Out, we have always been thoughtful about expansion into new markets because it is very important that we are able to maintain the high quality and service standards established by our founders almost 70 years ago. We are extremely fortunate to have a number of loyal customers in Colorado and they have been encouraging us to open locations there for some time.

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Because we are still in the early development phase, we don’t yet have a timeline for the construction of either our support facilities or future restaurants.

However, the steps we are taking now represent the first of many on the road to serving customers in Colorado.

A request for comment regarding the number of potential employees in Colorado Springs has not yet been returned.

A statement from Westside Investment Partners, the developer of the Victory Ridge commercial complex in northern Colorado Springs, also announced plans for the In-N-Out Burger distribution facility and office building to be located on a 22.4-acre parcel there. Early plans are also in place for the establishment of an In-N-Out Burger restaurant on the corner of the Victory Ridge development located off of Interquest and Voyager parkways.

Andrew Klein, principal with Westside, released the following statement:

We have been in discussions with a number of parties regarding an anchor tenant that can further our belief that Victory Ridge is the premier mixed-use development in the north Colorado Springs market. The prospect of In-N-Out coming to the site confirms that belief, and we cannot be more excited to welcome this user to our project.

Otis Moore, Westside principal, released the following statement:

We purchased the Victory Ridge property in late 2016, knowing that this was one of the premier remaining development sites in north Colorado Springs.  The interest from In-N-Out has only confirmed that belief. Westside counts itself amongst the devout followers of this iconic hamburger establishment, and we look forward to this creating more opportunities for this development that is serving an unmet demand for unique offerings in the north Colorado Springs market.