If approved, construction is set for later this year.

In-N-Out continues to expand in Colorado with locations proposed or approved in Aurora, Fort CollinsLakewood, Lone Tree, and Colorado Springs.

Now, if Castle Rock has its way, another location is ready to pop up in a popular shopping destination.

The Outlets at Castle Rock has submitted an application to open an In-N-Out restaurant. According to application documents, the site would be constructed in the west parking lot, with a tentative construction date set for late 2020.

If approved, the chain would join several others in the growing area, including burger chains like Freddy's, McDonald's, and Smashburger, as well as other chains such as Popeyes, Qdoba, Tokyo Joes, and more.

The Outlets are likely a lucrative location for the chain, as they draw people from all over the world shopping for a great deal. Of course, traffic, and other factors will be taken into consideration upon approval.

So, far, of all the locations that are planned in the state, the Colorado Springs site is the closest to open. Construction has begun on that restaurant, which is located on the southeast of InterQuest and Voyager parkways in the Victory Ridge mixed-use development.

Word is that the location in the Springs will open in November, but that hasn't been confirmed by the chain.

The company first announced its expansion into Colorado about 2.5 years ago, and at that time, the company expressed an interest in opening 50 locations in the state, as well as a production facility (the only one outside of California). We're eagerly awaiting the planned locations to open, which will join 300-plus locations scattered across several states—including California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Utah.

Bring on the Animal Style everything. What do you think? Are you excited for a possible Castle Rock location? Let us know in the comments!