In other words, not every story that writers pitch actually makes the paper.
This week, cub reporter Isaac Biehl pitched the idea of covering the groundbreaking of the purported In-N-Out Burger on Highway 97 in Bend this week—a story he found out about in his work approving events submitted to our events calendar.
- Punctuated, Flickr
- One can only dream: While Oregon now boasts THREE In-N-Out Burger restaurants as of this writing, one is not coming to Bend... yet.
So we sent veteran reporter Chris Miller to call In-N-Out corporate to verify the info and get a few more details. Turns out, corporate told us in no uncertain terms that they had no plans for a restaurant in Bend. Further, the email submitted with the listing was a temporary email address—not really belonging to anyone.
That's right, peeps—we check up on these things. I mean, this one just seemed a liiiitle too good to be true.
- Source Weekly calendar
- A screenshot of the rogue calendar listing—now removed. Very much #fakenews.
In the meantime, keep submitting your real events to Central Oregon's most comprehensive events calendar. It's free! And easy! And we check to make sure things are not just a joke!!