Lubbock radio personality plea for Trader Joe to come to LBK


When someone asks me what I miss most about where I grew up, I always say Trader Joe’s and In-N-Out. And yes, I think West Coast In-N-Out is better than Whataburger, and I’m happy to beat you on it.

Sadly, I don’t think In-N-Out will ever make it to Lubbock. They tried to build a location where the second Torchy’s Tacos is now near the West End Mall, but ended up retreating.

However, I still think there is a chance that Trader Joe’s will still come to Hub City. As Lubbock continues to grow, they adapt better to different lifestyles, especially when it comes to people with different dietary needs.

Now I say they are improving, but there is still a long way to go. Trader Joe’s is one of those stores that caters to all kinds of lifestyles. They have the basics along with vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and many other options that need to be more readily available.

They also have a bunch of fun seasonal options that you can try out. The stock is constantly changing, so you are bound to find something that you like.

The inclusiveness of their food as well as the fact that it’s a true hipster heaven are great reasons, but I also have a very selfish reason for wanting a Trader Joe’s in Lubbock.

My main reason is that they wear my favorite salsa of all time.

I don’t know what it is about this salsa, but it’s just different. Whenever I visit another city that has a Trader Joe’s, I will buy several jars of this salsa so that I can stock my pantry for a few months of joy.

So yeah, I especially want them to come to Lubbock so that I can always have their delicious salsa. However, I also think this is a good store in its own right and should definitely make an appearance in the central city.

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