In-N-Out to open at the Linq this year

In-N-Out Double Double Animal Style on October 2, 2015.

In-N-Out Burger will open its first location on the Las Vegas Strip later this year at the Linq promenade.

Caesars Entertainment, which owns the Linq, announced today that the wildly popular California burger chain will open this fall near the promenade’s fountain stage between Sprinkles Cupcakes and the Flour & Barley pizza joint. Caesars didn’t give a more specific opening date.

The revelation came as Caesars announced a lineup of eight restaurants and retailers that will open at the Linq this year. But the company gave special emphasis to In-N-Out.

Bob Morse, Caesars’ president of hospitality, said in the statement that In-N-Out’s opening was “the perfect addition to the growing array of restaurant and eateries creating a one-of-a kind experience” at the Linq. He called the chain an “iconic brand” that would offer a “‘Vegas must-do’ dining experience.”

The other restaurants and stores opening this year at the Linq are Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips, Canter’s Deli, Virgil’s Real Barbecue, Basin White, Amorino, C&E Studio Tony Vegas and Purple Zebra, Caesars said.

The Linq promenade has been open for two years now, offering a range of shopping, dining and entertainment options in an open-air environment between Caesars’ Flamingo and Linq hotels. It’s capped off by the High Roller observation wheel.

Today’s announcement also comes just days before rival casino company MGM Resorts International opens its own open-air dining and entertainment district, the Park, farther south on the Strip. The Park, situated between MGM’s Monte Carlo and New York-New York resorts, is capped off by the T-Mobile Arena.

Notably, the Park is opening alongside another burger restaurant that’s often compared to In-N-Out: Shake Shack, which has been open for more than a year in front of New York-New York.