Buns out! Man loses his pants in brawl outside Colorado's first In-N-Out Burger as 14-hour line clogs up highway

 Hilarious video captured the moment a man lost his cool - and his pants - while waiting in a 14 hour-long line at a new In-N-Out Burger in Colorado. 

The California-based fast food chain opened two locations in the state on Friday, drawing crowds of thousands of fans desperate to get their hands on burgers, fries and milkshakes. 

A hunger-fueled brawl erupted at the grand opening in Aurora, where four men were filmed throwing punches at each other by their cars.  

One of the men was seen lunging at another before his pants dropped down to his ankles and they both fell to the ground. 

Two other men joined the melee before a fifth stepped in to break them up.  


A hunger-fueled brawl erupted outside a new In-N-Out Burger location in Aurora, Colorado, on Friday - causing one patron to lose his pants

A hunger-fueled brawl erupted outside a new In-N-Out Burger location in Aurora, Colorado, on Friday - causing one patron to lose his pants

Video showed a group of people arguing by their cars before a fist-fight broke out
The man who filmed the video, Sol Atencio, said the row was sparked by one car trying to cut another

Video showed a group of people arguing by their cars before a fist-fight broke out. The man who filmed the video, Sol Atencio, said the row was sparked by one car trying to cut another 

Two of the men pin the third whose pants fell down to a car before security intervened

Two of the men pin the third whose pants fell down to a car before security intervened

In-N-Out opened two locations in Colorado on Friday, drawing crowds of thousands of fans desperate to get their hands on burgers, fries and milkshakes

In-N-Out opened two locations in Colorado on Friday, drawing crowds of thousands of fans desperate to get their hands on burgers, fries and milkshakes

The man who filmed the video, Sol Atencio, told Storyful the brawl broke out after the male driver in the silver Ford Taurus refused to let a blue car cut in front of him in the line but the blue car squeezed in anyway.

He said the 'very aggressive' driver of the blue car 'almost hit the silver car multiple times'. 

In-N-Out security ultimately stepped in to defuse the situation, Atencio said.  

None of the participants have been identified and it remains unclear whether they ever made it to the drive-thru window. 


Fast food fights are not an uncommon occurrence, especially when new or limited edition foods are involved. 

In November 2019, one such fight turned deadly at a Popeye's in Oxon Hill, Maryland, when two patrons got into an argument over an apparent line-cutting move while waiting to order the restaurant's popular chicken sandwich. 

A 28-year-old man wound up stabbed to death during the incident.   

Thankfully Friday's row outside In-N-Out didn't appear to escalate into significant violence despite being rife with tension as the queue expanded.  


Hundreds of cars sit on the side of a highway while waiting in line for In-N-Out in Aurora

Hundreds of cars sit on the side of a highway while waiting in line for In-N-Out in Aurora 

Aurora residents waited up to 14 hours to get their hands on In-N-Out on Friday

Aurora residents waited up to 14 hours to get their hands on In-N-Out on Friday 

The Aurora Police Department took to Twitter on Friday morning to beg people to change their meal plans as the line of cars, which began forming hours before the eatery opened, extended for miles outside the In-N-Out drive-thru.  

'It's official, traffic is double double animal style right now all around the mall,' police tweeted at 10.40am.   

'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.'

The department ramped up efforts to deter traffic minutes later by asking followers to suggest other food options.  

'Speaking of local Aurora eateries who need business, let’s make some suggestions for everyone!' police tweeted. 

'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!'

Those tweets didn't appear to have much impact as the line grew longer and longer. 

'IN-n-Out burger is now at a TWELVE HOUR WAIT,' the department warned just before 2.30pm. 'I repeat TWELVE HOURS. Traffic is still significantly impacted in the area surrounding the mall.'

Police went on to say that the restaurant 'will close before you get to the window most likely. Meanwhile many other local eateries do not have a wait hint hint.'

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

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 4.02pm, police updated the wait time to 14 hours. They also estimated that the line had wrapped around the mall location twice and that there were backups on some nearby highways as a result. 

Police said the line to buy the cult favorite burgers was about 1.5 to two miles long. 

At 4.33pm, police issued their 'final update' about the fast food line. 

'The last car that will be served tonight has been "marked" and is estimated they will be served around 2:00 a.m.,' police tweeted, adding: 'We anticipate continued traffic impacts in the coming days so please use alternate routes, maybe you'll find another great local eatery to support.'    

The restaurant's posted Friday closing hour was supposed to be 1.30am.  

The massive lines and traffic leading to Aurora's In-N-Out location as shown from the sky

The massive lines and traffic leading to Aurora's In-N-Out location as shown from the sky

In-N-Out mania appeared to have been slightly more subdued at the chain's other new location in Colorado Springs.  

Although the line was reported to be long as well - with patrons telling Fox 21 they'd driven an hour to get to the location or been on line starting at 6am - it appeared to be a more controlled affair. 

The Colorado Springs Gazette reported that thousands of In-N-Out fans were on hand when the location opened Friday morning. 

Customers waited some 90 minutes before they could get their food in the morning, but as the day progressed, the wait time progressed to as much as four hours, with cast backing up more than a mile onto nearby highways into a property development. 

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

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

Customers are seen waiting in long car lines on Friday morning, waiting to get into the Colorado Springs In-N-Out location

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

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 

First-in-line Ken Vizzini, who moved to Colorado from Southern California, where In-N-Outs are plentiful, told the newspaper he had parked in the restaurant's drive-thru lane on Tuesday at 8.30pm - and stayed there until the restaurant opened on Friday morning. 

Although not expected to open until 10am, it began serving drive-thru customers at 8.45am. 

Vizzini - who ordered a cheeseburger, fries and vanilla milkshake - said it was worth the long wait because 'I wanted to be able to always say I was the first one through In-N-Out in the state of Colorado.'   

The epic lines at both locations led to a multitude of jokes, with people pointing out that it would be quicker to drive to locations in neighboring states - or even fly to California - than it would be to get served at the Colorado locations.  

In-N-Out officials said that they had 10 other restaurant sites in mind in Colorado and expected to open a dozen locations over the next five years.

The two Colorado locations are the latest to open outside the chain's California home state. As part of its growing eastward expansion, In-N-Out locations have been opened up in Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, Texas and Utah.  

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

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

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