In-N-Out - Has anyone ever eaten at one of these?

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  1. philzgrill profile image65
    philzgrillposted 12 years ago

    This hamburger chain started in So. California, Baldwin Park and stretches across CA, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona.  They've been around 62 years and has some of the best food you can eat.  All fresh, no freezers and no microwaves.  You will only find these in the western U.S.  Try one if you are every travelling through, they have around 240 restaurants - you won't be disappointed I promise!  They have a secret menu that can't be found, you just have to know what to say, like "Double Double, grilled onions 'Animal Style' or '4x4' (4 hamburgers with 4 slices of cheese) or 'Protein-style' (no bun).  There's many more but those are a few.

  2. Hestia DeVoto profile image61
    Hestia DeVotoposted 12 years ago

    Actually, the "secret menu" is published on their website.

    I'm all about the extra crisp fries myself...

    1. philzgrill profile image65
      philzgrillposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for the correction on the "secret menu". I guess I was referring to the menu at the restaurant.  I've heard of extra crispy fries.  They also have the lighter version of fries, less cooked.  Not sure what they would taste like.

  3. eatlikenoone profile image59
    eatlikenooneposted 12 years ago

    I have eaten there before. To me they are just ok. The fries are better than most places.

  4. Kangaroo_Jase profile image77
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 12 years ago

    Nope, never had one, and most likely will not unless the chain comes to Australia.

    1. philzgrill profile image65
      philzgrillposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Kangaroo, my sister lives in Sydney, she loves it there. When i visit her, is there any burger joints there that i should visit?

      1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image77
        Kangaroo_Jaseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Hey Phil,

        We have the usual chains here, Miccy D's, Burger King, etc, but the best burgers always come from our local, family run, 'takeway' shops. SO when your in Sydney next, wander down to your sisters local hamburger joint and savor their fare. Otherwise the restaurant chain 'Hogs Breath Cafe' makes an absolute mean burger and fries.

        1. philzgrill profile image65
          philzgrillposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          thanks Kangaroo!  My sister just moved to your country last year from New Zealand.  I did eat at Hog's Breath in Auckland and also Wellington if my memory serves me correctly!  I haven't been to Australia but would love to travel there some day.  I will be there within a year or 2 to visit her.  Thanks again.

  5. ediggity profile image60
    ediggityposted 12 years ago

    Yes, it is one of the best burgers you will ever eat.  Get a Double Double animal style.  Just do an extra 20 of cardio in the gym the next

  6. Flightkeeper profile image66
    Flightkeeperposted 12 years ago

    In N Out is a great burger chain, it doesn't have that chemical taste.

  7. lorlie6 profile image75
    lorlie6posted 12 years ago

    Awesome!  In N Out has a secret lingo?  I wonder what I've been missing-animal style and crispy fries?  Guess it's time for an In N Out run.
    Be right back!

    1. philzgrill profile image65
      philzgrillposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      good luck, the best one is the double double animal style.  see winsome's article on secret menu, he covered it better than I did on my hub.

  8. rebekahELLE profile image84
    rebekahELLEposted 12 years ago

    I ate there many years ago while spending time in So. Cal.
    I don't remember how it tasted.. winsome wrote this a while ago comparing it with 5 Guys. … ut-Burgers

    1. philzgrill profile image65
      philzgrillposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for that.  Winsome did a great job on the in-n-out company.  I was able to learn some things over and above what i've been researching.

    2. ediggity profile image60
      ediggityposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I like Five guys Fries better, but In N Out Burgers can't be beat.  You get free peanuts at FGs though.  It's impossible to get both at once, because both restaurants are on opposite sides of the country for me right now.sad

  9. I am DB Cooper profile image65
    I am DB Cooperposted 12 years ago

    I had my first animal style In-n-Out burger last year. It was terrific. I really wish they'd add a few more of these restaurants around the country.

  10. profile image0
    Twenty One Daysposted 12 years ago

    mmm, a double double.
    i miss California...

  11. MarkAse profile image60
    MarkAseposted 12 years ago

    I love In-N-Out, but yeah the menu isn't so secret anymore!

    One point to make, before people start ripping the chain as not as good as it to what you get at other fast food places, a combo meal at McDonald's is at least 40% more expensive.....given price and quality, nothing comes close in fast food.

  12. lindacee profile image91
    lindaceeposted 12 years ago

    #2, no onions. The fries are the absolute best. Would get an Arnold Palmer from the fountain (1/2 iced tea, 1/2 pink lemonade.) "My" In-N-Out was right off the 5 and Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad, CA. God, I miss In-N-Out! Nothing even remotely close here in South America. sad

  13. clicketyclacker profile image61
    clicketyclackerposted 12 years ago

    no. no one has ever, ever eaten at one of those. EVER.

    1. philzgrill profile image65
      philzgrillposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      not sure I follow you on this one.  Do you mean no one from your family has eaten there?

  14. profile image0
    cookingdivaposted 12 years ago

    I am in california and In and Out is my favorite food place to eat out. I do not eat at most fast food joint but In-and-out is different. I loved the fresh fries, nice customer services and secret menu that even vegetarian would like.

  15. Hestia DeVoto profile image61
    Hestia DeVotoposted 12 years ago

    I used to go camping with an ex of mine at a hot spring near Calistoga.  Nice place and delicious vegetarian food.

    However, after several days of veggie food, on the way home we ALWAYS stopped and got In-N-Out... hahaha!

  16. mulva profile image59
    mulvaposted 12 years ago

    They are awesome, but I have heard that Five Guys is pretty good as well.

  17. profile image52
    jjswanson67posted 12 years ago

    In&out............"Thats what a hamburger is all about" Remenber that comercial? Says it all!!

  18. SaffronBlossom profile image67
    SaffronBlossomposted 12 years ago

    I think I'm in the minority here, but I think In-N-Out Burger is overrated--it's good, but it's not as magical as everyone says.

  19. gypsumgirl profile image78
    gypsumgirlposted 12 years ago

    In-n-Out has one of my favorite burgers.  Absolutely delicious!  Can't beat the shakes either.  Right up there with Steak-n-Shake.  Yum!!

  20. DaNoblest profile image60
    DaNoblestposted 12 years ago

    Great burgers and Shakes too. Best fast food restaurant out here. It is one of the first places my sister from Hawaii goes when she comes to visit. I always see them well staffed and full of customers no matter what time it is.

  21. LVBurgerBlog profile image60
    LVBurgerBlogposted 12 years ago

    In-n-Out is a regional chain in Southern California, Arizona, and Southern Nevada. They are a family-owned business that has tight control on their restaurants. They have a very limited menu; they do burgers and only burgers (well, fries and shakes too). But what they do, they do very well. In-n-Out is generally highly regarded and loved by their loyal customers.

    1. philzgrill profile image65
      philzgrillposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      i just ate there tonight with my family.  it was great!  I can't think of a better burger, except homemade.  I usually order the double-double, grilled onions, animal style!  Delicious.

  22. DaveysRecipeRead profile image60
    DaveysRecipeReadposted 12 years ago

    Walter, Donnie and just about everybody who saw " The Big Lebowski". Excluding The Dude.

  23. SandyMcCollum profile image63
    SandyMcCollumposted 12 years ago

    I used to work at a In n Out and I loved the food! I used to get there at 4:30am and open the place. On my 21st birthday my boss gave me a bottle of vodka and a note that said, "Don't be late to work tomorrow!"

  24. sharing the sky profile image72
    sharing the skyposted 12 years ago

    Living in California you'd probably raise some eyebrows if you said you never had In-N-Out burger (being vegetarian/vegan notwithstanding). The chain restaurant locations aren't as ubiquitous as Starbucks but accessible enough for the masses and those traveling through the State to experience and enjoy.

    I've had In-N-Out before and growing up with it I think people positively regard it because it's been around for years, it sticks to good basics (along with that fun, "secret" menu)and there's some local loyalty to it--something that Californians can call their own with pride.

    1. philzgrill profile image65
      philzgrillposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I love in-n-out!  I really only eat at this fast food restaurant.  I don't eat at any other (maybe taco bell on occasion)!

  25. realmca profile image56
    realmcaposted 12 years ago

    The facts that they use fresh food and keep their prices low keeps us going back for more.


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