It's been close to a year since the Statesman reported on a fight between California-based In-N-Out Burger and locally owned Burger Express.
Here's what happened: In-N-Out said Burger Express was ripping off its color scheme, decor and menu. Burger Express disagreed. A lawsuit was on the horizon.
Burger Express is owned by Treasure Valley resident Larry Squillace, who grew up in the restaurant biz. There are two locations in Boise: 6615 W. Fairview Ave., and at the intersection of W. Overland Road and S. Entertainment Ave.
If you've noticed a "For Sale" sign outside the Fairview Ave. store, it's not because Squillace is closing up shop. It's because the property is for sale. But Squillace says the store is on a 5-year lease, and it's not moving.
What he did do is add some items to the barebones menu — it now includes a chicken sandwich and salad — and change the sign colors to green, white and yellow instead of red, white and yellow.
Squillace said In-N-Out abandoned the lawsuit since he "did some work to appease them."