Left to right: Tribal Chairman Robert Martin of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, Morongo Tribal Elder Ernie Siva, Morongo Planning Commission Chairperson Laurel Waite and Morongo Planning Commission Vice Chairman Frank Johnson.
Pass area residents don't have to wait very much longer to be able to enjoy the popular In-N-Out restaurant close to home, as officials broke ground this week on a new location in Cabazon.
Though there's not an official opening date yet planned, representative for the tribe tell Patch the eatery should be open by "early next year." It will be located directly adjacent to the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa, off Interstate 10 at Morongo Trail, according to Tribal Spokesman Michael Fisher.
The location will mark another first for In-N-Out— as it will be the first location on tribal land, Fisher said.
“We are delighted that In-N-Out Burger has chosen the Morongo Indian Reservation as the home for its first restaurant ever on tribal land,” said Chairman Robert Martin of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. “Given the current economic environment, Morongo is happy to be developing a new project that will not only bring new business activity and jobs to our region but will also generate future economic development opportunities.”
The restaurant is part of a larger project around the casino and outlets, which are currently being expanded.