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In-N-Out May Be Going Animal Style in Shanghai [Updated]

Previous pop-ups have drawn massive crowds

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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Correction, 3/5, 10:26 a.m.: The headline of this story has been updated. Eater has reached out for official confirmation of the pop-up from In-N-Out and will update this story with more details.

Burger fans in China will finally get a chance to taste California’s beloved fast-food stand. In-N-Out Burger may bring a one-day only pop-up to Shanghai this month, Time Out Shanghai reports.

According to the report the temporary burger pop-up is slated to land at Wow Cafe on Shaoxing Lu Street on March 22. Beginning at 11 a.m. customers will be able to score classics like the Double-Double, extra saucy Animal-style, and lettuce-wrapped Protein-style burgers. Orders available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and it’s rumored that only 200 burgers will be offered.

The limited quantities are likely to drive up demand and long lines. Last fall, the American chain offered a limited taste to Londoners inspiring five-hour wait times, while a similar 2012 pop-up in Singapore sold out in just five minutes.

The pop-up shouldn’t necessarily be taken as a sign of future expansions. Despite fans’ cult-like allegiances to the burger chain, In-N-Out has always been slow to expand — never reaching beyond its proprietary supply chain. It currently operates around 325 restaurants in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Texas, and Oregon. A representative for the chain told Eater last year that the pop-ups are part of an effort “to promote and expand our brand as well as determine the best way to continue reaching out to customers around the world.”

In-N-Out Is Doing a One-Day Shanghai Pop-Up [TimeOut]

Londoners Waited Five Hours for In-N-Out Burgers and Fries [E]

In-N-Out Popup in Singapore Sells Out in Five Minutes [E]

All Pop-Ups Coverage [E]