There’s been quite a bit of speculation about that plot of land on Riverside Avenue just south of the 210 Freeway in north Rialto where Fire Station 202 used to be and is currently home to the city’s In-N-Out Burger.
When the project was announced back in 2010, we were sure one of the tenants was going to be In-N-Out, but it was only going to take up one of the plot’s three acres.
In 2011, the plan was to use the other two acres for another fast-food outlet and a full-service restaurant.
Miguel’s Jr. was, for a long time, expected to be the other fast-food outlet.
All three restaurants were expected to be open by the end of that year. That didn’t happen.
Early in 2012, municipal redevelopment agencies were done away with and that set the project back.
In-N-Out finally opened at the end of August, 2013.
In August of this year, signs went up indicating Wing Stop was going in across from In-N-Out. We kept hearing that Chipotle was going to be a tenant in as well, something that was mentioned when In-N-Out opened.
There’s still a spot for yet another eatery, but it doesn’t seem quite big enough for a sit-down restaurant. More likely another drive-thru. Perhaps Miguel’s Jr.
Update: It looks like that third spot will be divided into two businesses: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and another business “yet to be determined.” Thanks to Rialto PD’s Sgt. Josh Lindsay for the update.