Baldwin Park, birthplace of In-N-Out burger, bans drive-thru fast food

Baldwin Park, birthplace of In-N-Out burger, bans drive-thru fast food
Baldwin Park, birthplace of In-N-Out burger, bans drive-thru fast food

Holy cow! Baldwin Park, Calif., purported home of the state's first drive-through restaurant -- a hamburger haven called In-N-Out -- has imposed a nine-month moratorium on new drive-through eateries there.

In a climate of soaring obesity rates -- 17% of children and nearly 34% of adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- city officials in this 6.5-square-mile suburb east of Los Angeles made a healthy choice for the community, says Salvador Lopez, a Baldwin Park city planner who helped write the ordinance. It took effect over the July 4 weekend, when Americans consumed an epic number of hamburger and hot dogs.